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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2013 GIRO?
Wiggins 52 30.41%
Nibali 51 29.82%
Rodriguez 11 6.43%
Hesjedal 10 5.85%
Gesink 21 12.28%
Sanchez 5 2.92%
Basso 6 3.51%
Scarponi 2 1.17%
A colombian 4 2.34%
Other/Vino 9 5.26%
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Old 01-07-13, 17:06
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We were talking about Purito's chances, weren't we?
So, it's too long, flat and straight for him to keep chances for the GC.
Apart from Wiggo, I don't see Purito losing that much time with respect to any other GT contender.
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just curious, do you even see anyone capable of challenging Wiggins in the Giro?
Depends.
Wiggo in last year's shape will be unbeatable.
Otherwise, Nibali can beat him. Then, there's Hesjedal, behind him Purito, Basso, Scarponi, Sanchez...
And, of course, Contador can beat him in any case, but I doubt he'll target the Giro.
It really depends on who's targeting Giro this season. For now, we know it's just Nibali, and Hesjedal to certain extent.
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Old 01-07-13, 17:34
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Apart from Wiggo, I don't see Purito losing that much time with respect to any other GT contender.
Maybe not that much, but just enough to lose chance for overall victory.
He's not that better than Nibali&Co. in the mountains.
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Old 01-07-13, 17:45
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Maybe not that much, but just enough to lose chance for overall victory.
He's not that better than Nibali&Co. in the mountains.
In the sprints he is
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Depends.
Wiggo in last year's shape will be unbeatable.
Otherwise, Nibali can beat him. Then, there's Hesjedal, behind him Purito, Basso, Scarponi, Sanchez...
And, of course, Contador can beat him in any case, but I doubt he'll target the Giro.
It really depends on who's targeting Giro this season. For now, we know it's just Nibali, and Hesjedal to certain extent.
Agree, Wiggins in '12 form will be brutal, but even riders in good form can have a bad day or incident. Perhaps its my desire to see an additional dimension in the Giro GC battle which drives the J-Rod discussion as I see his participation in the Tour as adding limited value.
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Old 01-07-13, 17:49
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Depends.
Wiggo in last year's shape will be unbeatable.
Otherwise, Nibali can beat him. Then, there's Hesjedal, behind him Purito, Basso, Scarponi, Sanchez...
And, of course, Contador can beat him in any case, but I doubt he'll target the Giro.
It really depends on who's targeting Giro this season. For now, we know it's just Nibali, and Hesjedal to certain extent.
As I mentioned earlier: Franco Pellizotti

(I rate him higher than Basso, Scarponi or Hesjedal)
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In the sprints he is
agree, and if we take stage 20 from the Giro last year, J-Rod even took real time on the other "real" contenders. Stage result below:

1 DE GENDT, Thomas (VACANSOLEIL-DCM) 6:54:41
2 CUNEGO, Damiano (LAMPRE - ISD) + 0:55
3 NIEVE ITURALDE, Mikel (EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI) + 2:49
4 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA) + 3:22
5 SCARPONI, Michele (LAMPRE - ISD) + 3:33
6 HESJEDAL, Ryder (GARMIN-BARRACUDA) + 3:35
7 GADRET, John (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 4:27
8 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING) + 4:53
9 HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY PROCYCLING) + 4:54
10 BASSO, Ivan (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE)

I think J-Rod in '12 form is underrated if the mountains are raced conservative and "group oriented".
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Old 01-07-13, 18:01
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agree, and if we take stage 20 from the Giro last year, J-Rod even took real time on the other "real" contenders. Stage result below:

1 DE GENDT, Thomas (VACANSOLEIL-DCM) 6:54:41
2 CUNEGO, Damiano (LAMPRE - ISD) + 0:55
3 NIEVE ITURALDE, Mikel (EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI) + 2:49
4 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA) + 3:22
5 SCARPONI, Michele (LAMPRE - ISD) + 3:33
6 HESJEDAL, Ryder (GARMIN-BARRACUDA) + 3:35
7 GADRET, John (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 4:27
8 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING) + 4:53
9 HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY PROCYCLING) + 4:54
10 BASSO, Ivan (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE)

I think J-Rod in '12 form is underrated if the mountains are raced conservative and "group oriented".
After sucking wheel for the entire climb. A bit like the Tourmalet in the Tour 2010. I.e. what he did there he can also do in the Tour.
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Old 01-07-13, 18:03
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After sucking wheel for the entire climb. A bit like the Tourmalet in the Tour 2010. I.e. what he did there he can also do in the Tour.
yes, but he will only gain 10s rather than 30s. See the diff?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7JckNjqVmo

great promo, almost all the guys that will be there next may talking about pink.

RCS needs to dig deep into their pockets and start forcing this promos ( like this one as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmhd0jjZwWM)into main stream television channels that cover the giro.
Nice promo, and great choice of music as well (from Hans Zimmer's Inception score)
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