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View Poll Results: Which teams would you invite at the next Giro d'Italia edition?
Katusha 67 52.34%
Vini Fantini 79 61.72%
Bardiani 37 28.91%
Colombia Coldeportes 97 75.78%
Europcar 20 15.63%
Novo-Nordisk 2 1.56%
Netapp-Endura 18 14.06%
MTNQhubeka 7 5.47%
IAM 23 17.97%
Caja Rural 6 4.69%
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Old 01-03-13, 17:03
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Vini Fantini + Colombia + the team Di Luca will be in! If he goes to a team that is already in then IAM, Bardiani or Katusha (depends on who are staying with Katusha) as a 3rd spot
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Farnese should almost certainly be invited, Rabottini won a jersey last year so I assume they'll give him the opportunity to defend it.

Katusha doesn't deserve an invite since they're probably not planning to send Menchov, Rodriguez or Moreno anyway. I also really hope IAM cycling gets invited, I believe both Löfkvist and Haussler will improve massively this year in a new environment. Haussler wasn't happy in Garmin which lead to his excessive drinking (he had to be carried home from a party in Copenhagen...) and Löfkvist certainly wasn't enjoying his time in Sky.
Not only won a jersey, but produced one of the most epic rides of the year! Aquarone, IMO, would be a complete idiot not to give Rabottini the chance to produce any more rides as epic as he did last year.
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Old 01-03-13, 17:31
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Farnese
Colombia
and I agree with maltiv on IAM cycling. a lot of those selective hilly stages/reduced bunch sprints should suit Haussler, if he can find his shape back ofc.

and there is also Tschopp.
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Colombia Coldeportes. But arguments could be made for more wildcards, and smaller teams, period.
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Vini Fantini
Bardini
Colombia
NetApp

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The team with Stefano Garzelli, pls
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Katoesja is getting to the Tour instead of Colombia, because of a wildcard agreement for all ASO events. Or Purito will leave and they only might show up at the Vuelta then.
UH? please tell us more

that's interesting
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UH? please tell us more

that's interesting
That's pure speculation, pal. That's why I said either they will get ASO invites and Purito might stay or he is leaving and then they'll maybe be at the Vuelta with Moreno, but but not in Italy or France
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Colombia
Vini Fantini
Bardiani.

These are the teams I'd like to see in order of preference and I fully expect that these teams will get the Wildcards.

Katusha will miss out because Purito wont ride the Giro.

Bardiani don't have big name GC contenders but they have the youngster Locatelli and given the of no hilly stages riders like Battaglin and Barbin can shine.

IAM probably deserve a place too and will probably care about the race than some WT teams, but they'll have to miss out.
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CQ Team ranking at the start of the season:

3 Katusha
20 Europcar
23 IAM
25 Vini Fantini
26 Netapp
28 Caja Rual
32 Bardiani
33 MTN
36 Coldeportes
100 Novo Nordisk

All teams but Katusha and Europcar would likely go all in with an invite.
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