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Old 12-05-12, 22:38
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Good point. 11th was a good result that day.
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Old 12-05-12, 22:42
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Unzue hinted today Quintana will be a leader at Giro.

Don't take any schedule for granted yet.
no. quintana said he wanted to do the giro. but unzue decides and he has decided
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Old 12-05-12, 22:44
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Yeah, the Tour doesn't make much sense if he has to ride as a complete domestique: there are better riders for that job at Movistar specially now with Szmyd and Capechi.

About Sanchez: it was about time! I just hope he doesn't come across with Contador in the first time since 2009 that he puts his nose out of the Tour.

About Quintana: he strikes me as the guy to excel at the Giro even more than Henao perhaps considering he's a more natural climber. Does he stand the cold?

About Andy: it makes sense. He still has the best win on the Ardennes of the last couple of years. Not many guys could have pulled that Liege out of the bag. I hope he mixes it up with Contador in Tirreno.
quintana rides well in the cold, as proven in lombardia, the guy is from arcabuco, where tempereatures average 11 degrees the whole year. in fact the beginning of the vuelta this year he suffered from the heat, because he had come back from colombia, where it was so much colder.

henao though is an even better cold/rain rider
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Old 12-05-12, 22:47
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Good point. 11th was a good result that day.
not just 11th. he was basically the best rider after purito. he was 2nd on the final climb, where only 4 guys were remaining.(4 after purito) purito, quintana, henao, uran and kessiakoff? I think

his 11th place is nothing good results wise. many came back and he finished last in the sprint. but how he raced in the rain and cold and he managed to follow in final downhil in heavy rain. amazing. he amazed me so much this year.
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Old 12-05-12, 23:02
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Lol, he wasn't the best rider after Purito. Since when does only climbing matter in a race?
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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, he wasn't the best rider after Purito. Since when does only climbing matter in a race?
Since the race win was decided on the climbs.
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Since the race win was decided on the climbs.
Then why didn't he come second?
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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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Then why didn't he come second?
Because the other guys sprinted faster in the end. Climbing is a very important part of a race like Lombardia; and the fact that a 22 year old was able be right up there on the final climb with guys like Sanchez, Uran, Henao, Hesjedal, Contador, Kessiakoff, Pellizotti and others shows he has enormous potential to be a future contender in the classics.
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Because the other guys sprinted faster in the end. Climbing is a very important part of a race like Lombardia; and the fact that a 22 year old was able be right up there on the final climb with guys like Sanchez, Uran, Henao, Hesjedal, Contador, Kessiakoff, Pellizotti and others shows he has enormous potential to be a future contender in the classics.
Does 'others' include the winner? I guess you were just paying attention to Quintana.
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Does 'others' include the winner? I guess you were just paying attention to Quintana.
I didn't include Rodriguez because he beat Quintana (and everyone else) on the climb, and no one was hanging with him when he attacked on the final climb. I was talking more about the guys that Quintana either beat or matched on the climbs.
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