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Old 12-17-12, 13:03
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Default Can Wiggo win the Giro-Tour double next year?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wigg...double-attempt

even if it will be a failed attempt(most likely), i respect such an attitude towards this difficult target.so chapeau wiggo!
the uk postal is brilliant enough to support him but does he have what it takes?

a wonderful year lies ahead of us, brailsford don't take your foot off the gas please!


and yeahhh poll!
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wigg...double-attempt

even if it will be a failed attempt(most likely), i respect such an attitude towards this difficult target.so chapeau wiggo!
the uk postal is brilliant enough to support him but does he have what it takes?

a wonderful year lies ahead of us, brailsford don't take your foot off the gas please!


and yeahhh poll!
I voted "no" before reading the last option. Sorry
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i have faith in bradley, i voted yes.
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Yes, but Froome will be a major obstacle in the Tour.
50% probability.
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talk is cheap...................easy to claim possible in the close season

True. I hope he's serious, but we'll see.
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ROTFL --- that's a No!
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People say about Tour + Vuelta almost like about accomplished fact so why not in this case? At last, Wiggo's GT style is appropriate minimal waste of energy in the Giro very good.

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First of all I think DB can design a good plan to be good at both races but one should be worse than the other.

Can win the Giro? Yes, the TT, the lack of a clearly better climber and his powerfull team can lock the race. Despite the italian climbs are more difficult to control.

After doing the Giro can win the TdF... without a very long TT he has no advantage over climbers, even less to those who can TT and has to hold Andy, Contador and... Froome itself at climbs. RNT and Saxo can send powerfull team too and split the team to help Wiggo and Froome at the same time it's not a logic plan
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Nope. He won't win any GT next year.
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No he can't even if he holds holds form as well as he did this year.
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