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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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Radioshack could send one of the pensioners, but its doubtful. BMC could split the Van Garderen - Evans force, but mountain support looks weak on the team, so don't think they can risk avoiding using both in France.
radiosack will very likely send machado this year which is a tt oriented guy, but ofc he will do what he does on every GT. . . by stage 5 he will be injured and 30 minutes back due to crashes :Facepalm:

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was there anyone believing he was almost gonna win, before the start? I remember people were quite surprised to see him so consistent in the high mountains. Just an impression.

Let's hope he doesn't crash before
Not me. I just thought Basso, Scarponi (and Rujano ) would be a bit stronger. Scarponi was probably less doped up than before, so that explains that.
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Wiggins ok. Evans? Van Garderen? Talansky? (80% probabilities they wont ride) We only find non solid options: Menchov (His time has gone) Klöden (the same) Brajkovic, Porte (Domestiques) Peraud (Will he come?) Peter Velits (Loves the TDF, so is not probably to see Peter in Italy. And if he would come who knows if he will be able to do the GC) Kelderman (more a desire than a reality) Westra and Cam Meyer (nothing demonstrated yet in the GC of a GT) Pinotti (...) A shame. Would be nice to see a GC battle between climbers and TT'ers. The climbers would be obliged to make the most in the mountain stages.

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Radioshack could send one of the pensioners, but its doubtful. BMC could split the Van Garderen - Evans force, but mountain support looks weak on the team, so don't think they can risk avoiding using both in France.
BMC will just look for stage wins like this year. Evans and Van Garderen won't ride the Giro. One could be in his last Tour and one is on the improve after a great ride this year.
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Maxime Monfort. But i cant see him fighting for a Top10. Conclussions: We'll only have climbers except Wiggins. And that's not good. But we'll have "offensive" guys like Nibali or Samuel. So i expect the race wont be too boring. Acquarone has the win key. If he invites Coldeportes all approachs will change.

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Maxime Monfort. But i cant see him fighting for a Top10. Conclussions: We'll only have climbers except Wiggins. And that's not good. But we'll have "offensive" guys like Nibali or Samuel. So i expect the race wont be too boring. Acquarone has the win key. If he invites Coldeportes all approachs will change.
Gesink will (maybe) ride. He's a time trialist

I don't think inviting Coldeportes will change much, at least for GC.
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radiosack will very likely send machado this year which is a tt oriented guy, but ofc he will do what he does on every GT. . . by stage 5 he will be injured and 30 minutes back due to crashes :Facepalm:
Machado would fit nicely at the Giro.
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Conclussios: We'll only have climbers except Wiggins. And that's not good.
It's ****ing great, actually. I'm already looking forward to it.
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Gesink will (maybe) ride. He's a time trialist
Assuming the team haven't found a new sponsor before the Giro, Gesink should really have a go in Italy.
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It's ****ing great, actually. I'm already looking forward to it.
The climbers versus TT'ers battle is highly underestimated if the parcours offers the right terrain as it does in next years Giro.
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