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Old 12-24-12, 19:12
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none, as purito will never win the tour, no matter what team
I agree as I don't see any of the contending teams wanting to take him.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:19
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I could see Lampre picking him up, I doubt they have the money, but they only have Scarponi and he sucked last year, so maybe they want to upgrade
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Old 12-24-12, 19:40
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I could see Lampre picking him up, I doubt they have the money, but they only have Scarponi and he sucked last year, so maybe they want to upgrade
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mighty uk postal will take him on board
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And designate for the Tour leader?
It's about the Tour, remember.
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Old 12-24-12, 22:39
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Lampre and Euskatel I think would both be good teams for him but I'm not sure either have the money. Cannondale could support him but there might be some problems there with Sagan. BlancoBank would be able to support him in the Tour as long as they are 100% behind him.

I think it's a mistake for him to find another team and focus on the Tour though, especially at this time in the season. I think he should just stick with Katusha (assuming they take a step down to continental) and go for Giro Vuelta plus the classics.
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Old 12-25-12, 00:07
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I doubt he can win the Tour and the big teams have already filled their rosters pretty much for the new season. He will have to take a pay cut to ride in one of the smaller teams. Maybe sign a one year contract and look for something better at the end of 2013.
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Lampre and Euskatel I think would both be good teams for him but I'm not sure either have the money. Cannondale could support him but there might be some problems there with Sagan. BlancoBank would be able to support him in the Tour as long as they are 100% behind him.

I think it's a mistake for him to find another team and focus on the Tour though, especially at this time in the season. I think he should just stick with Katusha (assuming they take a step down to continental) and go for Giro Vuelta plus the classics.
He'll still target T-A and the Ardennes classics, I'm sure.

I don't think it's a mistake to focus on the Tour, though. The route suits him so much that he'd be a legitimate podium contender. He won't be a shoe-in for a podium spot, ofc, but he has a shot. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone who obviously cares about that and doesn't only care about winning, like Contador.
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There is only 1 team for Purito, and that is the A to the S to the T to the A to the N to the A
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There is only 1 team for Purito, and that is the A to the S to the T to the A to the N to the A
This has to be the most likely choice. Only Sky, Astana, & BMC can afford him I think.
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