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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 11-25-12, 02:32
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"The Astana manager did confirm that Brajkovic will play a supporting role for Vincenzo Nibali at the Giro, in May."

That is a pretty decent helper for Nibali. And Fuglsang leads at Tour, is Fuglsang's GT results better than Jani??

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fugl...tour-de-france
Good decision IMO, Jani will be a good helper for Nibali. And it would be good if they sent him to the Vuelta as leader, I think he could do well there.
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"The Astana manager did confirm that Brajkovic will play a supporting role for Vincenzo Nibali at the Giro, in May."

That is a pretty decent helper for Nibali. And Fuglsang leads at Tour, is Fuglsang's GT results better than Jani??

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fugl...tour-de-france
I feel safer for Nibalis chances now that I know Jani will be his super badass domestique .

Who knows maybe Fuglsang can surprise us with a top 20?
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If i were Sky i would send JTL to the Giro, if they want him to lose weight quickly.
Everyone keeps forgetting Boswell.
That's cos he's unlikely to get a ride in a GT in his first year.
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Fuglsang's media activity obviously prevails over his results. Overly strange decision by Astana.
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Fuglsang's media activity obviously prevails over his results. Overly strange decision by Astana.
Astana must be aiming for the top 20 on GC.
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Astana must be aiming for the top 20 on GC.
Yes, but I think it could be too optimistic too. Fuglsang's recovery still causes many questions. He can easily finish one of the 3rd week stages in a sprinter grupetto.
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Dombrowski is a pure GT rider, pretty much the only races which suit him. It makes a lot of sense to do the Giro which has more of his terrain in three weeks than a whole calendar of non-GT races.
I doubt he will do a gt. the guy is 21 and been riding for only few years
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The Gila ITT was up and down was it not? California would be a better indicator as to his abilities as a rouleur.
the gila itt was done at 47 km/h so it's definitely good indication of itt skills
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I doubt he will do a gt. the guy is 21 and been riding for only few years
The Vuelta would be an option, if the season goes well. Maybe only 2 weeks, but will be very valuable for the future.
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If i were Sky i would send JTL to the Giro, if they want him to lose weight quickly.
Everyone keeps forgetting Boswell.
losing weight?? dombrowski is 188 and 68 kg
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