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Old 01-18-13, 21:28
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Thomas, Knees & Eisel are all sets for Tour. No doubt about that. I also think Stannard might be given his Tour debut. But out of the 4 he's most likely to do Giro.

Pate and Kennaugh are great flat roulers. No need for more than them tbh.
No way will Stannard do Classics-Giro-Tour.
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No way will Stannard do Classics-Giro-Tour.
Oh yeah. It's either Classics - Tour or Classics - Giro. Tour I think it's more likely, but Giro is viable option.
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Unliekely.

Thomas, Knees & Eisel are all sets for Tour. No doubt about that. I also think Stannard might be given his Tour debut. But out of the 4 he's most likely to do Giro.

Pate and Kennaugh are great flat roulers. No need for more than them tbh.
Knees has said he's definitely riding the Giro with Wiggins and may well then ride the Tour as well depending on his form.
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Pate and Kennaugh are great flat roulers. No need for more than them tbh.
No sign this is a joke, but I feel it must be.

Kennaugh is small, light climber, and spending a year riding a series of short sprints in formation does not make him a serious bunch puller.
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No sign this is a joke, but I feel it must be.

Kennaugh is small, light climber, and spending a year riding a series of short sprints in formation does not make him a serious bunch puller.
IF you watched last years Giro, until Kennaugh pulled out he was in the leading out train for Cav as well as pulling the break on several occasions. IT's not like he's great, but he's decent enough.
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Knees has said he's definitely riding the Giro with Wiggins and may well then ride the Tour as well depending on his form.
Where ? Didn't see that all, must have missed it..
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Where ? Didn't see that all, must have missed it..
German newspaper.
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IF you watched last years Giro, until Kennaugh pulled out he was in the leading out train for Cav as well as pulling the break on several occasions. IT's not like he's great, but he's decent enough.
I could have sworn great was exactly the word you used.

Anyhow, I do indeed remember him costing Cav a stage win on that corner, but it really would be an utterly bizzare use of resources to get your 62 kilo British climbing talent to do a Matt Hayman impression in a team which already has more climbers than can realistically be required.
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I could have sworn great was exactly the word you used.

Anyhow, I do indeed remember him costing Cav a stage win on that corner, but it really would be an utterly bizzare use of resources to get your 62 kilo British climbing talent to do a Matt Hayman impression in a team which already has more climbers than can realistically be required.
Great was the wrong wording by myself then xD

Decent is better. If necessary he can do the job, Giro doens't have much flat in it anyway so Pate should be enough
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Is Jurgen Van Den Broeck riding the Giro? Placing 4th in 2012 TdF seemed to have done nothing for him. Is there any fanboy other than logic-is-your-friend in this forum?
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