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Old 10-29-12, 18:08
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Default UCI World Tour Teams for 2013

The first list includes the names of the 15 top teams in terms of sporting value (by alphabetical order):

AG2R LA MONDIALE
ASTANA PRO TEAM
BMC RACING TEAM
CANNONDALE
EUSKALTEL EUSKADI
FORMER RABOBANK
GARMIN SHARP
KATUSHA
LAMPRE MERIDA
MOVISTAR TEAM
OMEGA PHARMA QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM
ORICA GREENEDGE
RADIOSHACKNISSAN
SKY PROCYCLING
VACANSOLEIL DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM

The second list indicates teams ranked 16th to 20th :

16. TEAM ARGOS SHIMANO
17. LOTTO BELISOL
18. FDJ
19. TEAM EUROPCAR
20. TEAM SAXO TINKOFF
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Old 10-29-12, 19:10
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No ProTour status for Europcar + one other. My random prediction.
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Old 10-29-12, 19:14
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I think/hope Argos-Shimano get the nod,Degenkolb and Kittel have shown they are both future stars,the more we see of them the better,i even like Kittel's chat,he is prepared to say what needs said.Saxo must be in also,no brainer for obvious reasons.
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Old 10-29-12, 19:20
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Speaking of Argos....can Kittel and Degenkolb co-exist? I really can't say who is the better of the two. Kittel seems more like a pure sprinter, Dek seems to be more of an overall sprinter (hilly, non-train type sprints)...I hope we see them co-exist....but who do you bring to the Tour de France? Dek seems to be able to compete in a green jersey competition...Kittel seems to be able to win a flat out sprint...

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Old 10-29-12, 19:23
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Speaking of Argos....can Kittel and Degenkolb co-exist? I really can't say who is the better of the two. Kittel seems more like a pure sprinter, Dek seems to be more of an overall sprinter (hilly, non-train type sprints)...I hope we see them co-exist....but who do you bring to the Tour de France? Dek seems to be able to compete in a green jersey competition...Kittel seems to be able to win a flat out sprint...

I dunno.
Yeah,tough one,nice dilemma to have,your right though, Degenkolb is more versatile although i think Kittel would have a better chance against Cav/Greipel at TDF on a flat run in.
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Old 10-29-12, 19:24
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If it was purely down to rankings as I believe it should be then its an easy decision for 19th and 20th on the list not to be included.

However we all know that Saxo wont be in the 2 to miss out for obvious reasons so Europcar and Argos are the most in danger.
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Old 10-29-12, 19:26
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No ProTour status for Europcar + one other. My random prediction.
Europcar has resigned. It's between Saxo and Argos for the last license, according to this.
http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/not...a.asp?id=56784
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Europcar has resigned. It's between Saxo and Argos for the last license, according to this.
http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/not...a.asp?id=56784
Interesting,Saxo in a spot then, they'll still be at the GT's anyway but it will defo be a big blow to Riis if they miss out.
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FDJ must get a license, if not I will be furious.

The others I do not care about.
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FDJ must get a license, if not I will be furious.

The others I do not care about.
My favourite team, aah...Fedrigo and young Pinot,gotta love em.
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