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View Poll Results: Who will win 2013 GIRO?
Nibali 90 32.03%
Rodriguez 29 10.32%
Hesjedal 16 5.69%
Basso 9 3.20%
Wiggins 106 37.72%
Scarponi 2 0.71%
Others 29 10.32%
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Old 10-25-12, 08:22
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If purito has the same form as veulta 2012 he will be the man to beat.
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I'm voting Nibali but it's not a rational choice.
Sky looks terrific on paper and could very well cotrol the race same fashion it controlled TdF 2011. We still don't know if Wiggo will be in that form though.

Only hope I have is for the tricky first week and the Stelvio descent.

Quintana looks good for a podium spot. While I fear Purito will take a step back.
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I like Nibali and I hope he can win it. Quintana is also one of my favourite riders, but I'm not sure that he can TT well enough to hold onto a lead from the likes of Wiggins. He may be able to shell Wiggins out the back on a tough climb though.

I would also like Basso to do well, just for old times sake.
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If purito has the same form as veulta 2012 he will be the man to beat.

The TTs are the problem.
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I like Nibali and I hope he can win it. Quintana is also one of my favourite riders, but I'm not sure that he can TT well enough to hold onto a lead from the likes of Wiggins. He may be able to shell Wiggins out the back on a tough climb though.
He's not the kind of rider who would attack from far though. He wouldn't be able to sustain it against the Sky train.
How much can he gain with his usual 1km sprint on the top?

I don't even know if there are gonna be time bonuses.
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There's 0 zero reason to consider Nibali a stronger climber than Wiggins, but people vote for him...
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You need to turn 25 in the calendar year or something like that. Henao turns 25 in December so wouldn't be eligible.
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Rodriguez or Nibali. Say Rodriguez because of climber's parcours and NIbali changing team. Nibali no worse than second though.

Wiggins? I don't see it.

Qs: Will Pozzovivo ride, or will AG2R save him for the Tour? How will Pellizotti perform? Will Rujano materialise?

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There's 0 zero reason to consider Nibali a stronger climber than Wiggins, but people vote for him...
There's 0 reason to consider Schleck a candidate for next Tour, but people vote him
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There's 0 zero reason to consider Nibali a stronger climber than Wiggins, but people vote for him...
Better record at il Giro.
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