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Old 01-18-13, 15:27
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Zubeldia hadn't finished in the top 10 of a GT in 5 years and had no results of note whatsoever in 2012 before TDF and the entire 2011 season. You can't possibly say you expected him to finish 6th

And I'm not saying he's bad, just saying that imo it would be a lot less surprising if Nieve top 10's the TDF than Zubeldia's top 10 was.
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Old 01-18-13, 15:31
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what the hell does that have to do with it? you literally said that worse riders(zubeldia your words) have top 10'd a gt, which is downright ridiculous considering zubeldia's palmares.
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What about Henao? He will only help Wiggins and Froome, or he will have a free role in at least one GT (most probably Vuelta)?
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Old 01-18-13, 15:32
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What about Henao? He will only help Wiggins and Froome, or he will have a free role in at least one GT (most probably Vuelta)?
Giro help Wiggins. Vuelta lead.
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What about Henao? He will only help Wiggins and Froome, or he will have a free role in at least one GT (most probably Vuelta)?
he will be leader in vuelta
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Old 01-20-13, 03:38
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This is actually from last week but only just saw it.

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...86_205380.html

Valverde thinks he can podium tdf.

Good luck with that.
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Old 01-20-13, 04:41
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This is actually from last week but only just saw it.

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...86_205380.html

Valverde thinks he can podium tdf.

Good luck with that.
He still believes that?

Not gonna happen, but not impossible though, who would have thought purito would have podium'd in 2 GT's
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Old 01-20-13, 04:50
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Zubeldia hadn't finished in the top 10 of a GT in 5 years and had no results of note whatsoever in 2012 before TDF and the entire 2011 season. You can't possibly say you expected him to finish 6th

And I'm not saying he's bad, just saying that imo it would be a lot less surprising if Nieve top 10's the TDF than Zubeldia's top 10 was.
Zubeldia had been in the wilderness for a while but he shown in the past he is a handy GC rider. He was signed as a domestique and was not getting many chances. Last year the team imploded in the Tour which moved him up the order. I thought he did well in the Tour.
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Old 01-20-13, 04:57
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He still believes that?

Not gonna happen, but not impossible though, who would have thought purito would have podium'd in 2 GT's
It will be interesting to see if Valverde and Rodriguez's ride in the Vuelta can be repeated this year or was it just a case of Contador being underdone but still good enough to win and Froome being overdone from the Tour. I have my doubts about both of them but it would be more interesting if they were pushing for a podium place. Throw in Evans also if he is healthy.
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IMO Valverde has a better chance of a podium at the Tour than Purito.
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