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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2013 Tour
Alberto Contador 61 63.54%
Cristopher Froome 25 26.04%
Andy Schleck 6 6.25%
Vincenzo Nibali 2 2.08%
Cadel Evans / Teehay Van Garderen 2 2.08%
Ryder Hesjedal 1 1.04%
Alejandro Valverde / Juan Jose Cobo 1 1.04%
Other (specify) 1 1.04%
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Old 11-20-12, 20:18
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Which team will be stronger? Sky or SBTB? Let's make two fives: Froome, Henao, Urán, Kiriyenka, EBH. Contador, Kreuziger, Roche, Majka, CAnkerS. Of course Sky has more alternatives: Locke, Cataldo, Rogers, Porte, Sivtsov, Dombrowski... But IMO SBTB is no far in a nine team.
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Which team will be stronger? Sky or SBTB? Let's make two fives: Froome, Henao, Urán, Kiriyenka, EBH. Contador, Kreuziger, Roche, Majka, CAnkerS. Of course Sky has more alternatives: Locke, Cataldo, Rogers, Porte, Sivtsov, Dombrowski... But IMO SBTB is no far in a nine team.
At the Tour it's important to have a strong roulers / flat riders as well, not only climbers That's why Thomas is a cert in the team ( EBH obviosuly as well ). Great flat rider, and climbs quite well. Same for Rogers / Porte / Knees ( very underestimated doemstique ). Sky will have more rounded team, but they will be both similarly in mountains.

What's the point of missing Wiggins in that list and putting for example Roche for SAxo though ? Obviously Wiggins is stronger imo, even after Giro he should. 2 Colombians will not do the Tour, Uran only I think as well.

Majka might not do the Tour and get his lead at Giro, if they will be WT.

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Old 11-20-12, 20:33
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The fact that Nibali wants to carry a superteam to Italy will imply that Sky should distribute their strenght. And that of course benefits Contador. Yeah i agree. Sky has a more all rounder team.
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Old 11-20-12, 20:50
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Which team will be stronger? Sky or SBTB? Let's make two fives: Froome, Henao, Urán, Kiriyenka, EBH. Contador, Kreuziger, Roche, Majka, CAnkerS. Of course Sky has more alternatives: Locke, Cataldo, Rogers, Porte, Sivtsov, Dombrowski... But IMO SBTB is no far in a nine team.
that's no match. sky is WAYYYY stronger than saxo
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Old 11-20-12, 20:51
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The fact that Nibali wants to carry a superteam to Italy will imply that Sky should distribute their strenght. And that of course benefits Contador. Yeah i agree. Sky has a more all rounder team.
not ata ll. since sky can dish out two absolute a teams in both gt's without having any rider do the double
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Old 11-20-12, 20:54
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that's no match. sky is WAYYYY stronger than saxo
WAYYYY stronger yea sure ryo keep dreaming
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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Old 11-20-12, 21:25
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Example of possible sky team selection:

Giro:
Wiggins
Henao
Uran
Cataldo
Kiryienka
Lopez
Dombrowski
Stannard
Pate

Tour:
Froome
Wiggins
Porte
Rogers
Siutsou
EBH
Knees
Thomas

Talk about depth in team..
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Lol, Dombrowski already getting the superstar treatment? None of those domestiques are going to help you much once Contador attacks anyway.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Lol, Dombrowski already getting the superstar treatment? None of those domestiques are going to help you much once Contador attacks anyway.
Doesn't change the fact that Sky's team is the strongest.
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Old 11-20-12, 21:34
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And the A squad on Bank-Bank:

Contador
Kreuziger
Majka
Hernandez/Bennati
CAS
Roche
Paulinho
Tosatto
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