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Old 01-16-13, 14:36
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TA rumours: Stage finish in Rocca Di Cambio, exactly like in the Giro of last year.
The stage will start in Spoleto.

So there should be three consecutive stages like this:

Stage 3: ??? - Narni [short uphill sprint]
Stage 4: Spoleto - Rocca Di Cambio [MTF]
Stage 5: L'Aquila - Chieti [Uphill sprint after Passo Lanciano]
They will be short stages?
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Old 01-16-13, 14:49
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They will be short stages?
who knows. I don't even know where stage 3 will start. Rumours of stage 5 say the first part will be some kind of loop into the hills around L'Aquila, so it should be quite long.
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Old 01-16-13, 15:52
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nieve top ten tour? rofl
For the simple reason he always ends up in 10th in GTs.
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Old 01-16-13, 16:01
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nieve top ten tour? rofl
He has finished 4 GT's and ended up in these positions: 10th, 10th, 10th and...10th!

Anyway, worse riders have finished top 10 in the TDF (Lemevel, Zubeldia, LLS...). Always some lucky guy in there who's gained a lot of time from breakaways. Why not Nieve? I certainly wouldn't put money on him not being 10th, at least
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You think Haimar Zubeldia is a bad/worse rider? May I remind you that he finished 6th this year in the Tour? And he's finished highly before.
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Old 01-16-13, 16:53
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He has finished 4 GT's and ended up in these positions: 10th, 10th, 10th and...10th!

Anyway, worse riders have finished top 10 in the TDF (Lemevel, Zubeldia, LLS...). Always some lucky guy in there who's gained a lot of time from breakaways. Why not Nieve? I certainly wouldn't put money on him not being 10th, at least
Actually, he hasn't. In 2010 he finished 12th in the Vuelta but was later moved up one place as Dapena was disqualified. In 2011 he finished 11th in the Giro but was promoted to a 10th place as Contadors results were annulled. In the last two GT's he has done, he has finished 10th, though.
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Old 01-16-13, 17:07
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Actually, he hasn't. In 2010 he finished 12th in the Vuelta but was later moved up one place as Dapena was disqualified. In 2011 he finished 11th in the Giro but was promoted to a 10th place as Contadors results were annulled. In the last two GT's he has done, he has finished 10th, though.
Yep. So if Nieve finishes below 10th. those above him on GC will be disqualified.
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Old 01-16-13, 17:09
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Actually, he hasn't. In 2010 he finished 12th in the Vuelta but was later moved up one place as Dapena was disqualified. In 2011 he finished 11th in the Giro but was promoted to a 10th place as Contadors results were annulled. In the last two GT's he has done, he has finished 10th, though.
Wasn't Mosquera DQ'd from the '10 Vuelta, or is this case still not closed? If Nieve doesn't finish tenth in a GT, you know someone will get a positive test sooner or later. That theory has been mentioned before on the forum.
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Old 01-16-13, 17:21
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Wasn't Mosquera DQ'd from the '10 Vuelta, or is this case still not closed? If Nieve doesn't finish tenth in a GT, you know someone will get a positive test sooner or later. That theory has been mentioned before on the forum.
So if Andy Schleck wins the tour next year he will give Nieve a 10 minutes breakaway just to get sure?
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Old 01-16-13, 17:23
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Wasn't Mosquera DQ'd from the '10 Vuelta, or is this case still not closed? If Nieve doesn't finish tenth in a GT, you know someone will get a positive test sooner or later. That theory has been mentioned before on the forum.
Oh, that's right. I even checked on wikipedia but apparently didn't notice the line through Mosquera's name

Well, then the theory is confirmed!
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