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View Poll Results: Rank the three GTs
1st Giro, 2nd Tour, 3rd Vuelta 36 40.00%
1st Giro, 2nd Vuelta, 3rd Tour 29 32.22%
1st Tour, 2nd Giro, 3rd Vuelta 7 7.78%
1st Tour, 2nd Vuelta, 3rd Giro 8 8.89%
1st Vuelta, 2nd Giro, 3rd Tour 8 8.89%
1st Vuelta, 2nd Tour, 3rd Giro 2 2.22%
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Old 01-14-13, 23:13
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not sure what philosophy you're talking about
The make as much money from having dull stage finishes in various towns as possible philosophy.
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Old 01-14-13, 23:24
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giro edges it for me because of the very hilly first week and long time trial before the real mountains arrive.

shame on no downhill finish but irrc no GT has one this year so meh
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1. Giro (by a large margin over the other 2)
2. Vuelta (for having so many MTF/HTF stages that can affect GC)
3. Tour (I expected more for the 100th edition)
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For making 2 times up a meh 14km climb sound like the hardest stage in gt history.
This......
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Old 01-15-13, 03:18
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1-) IL GIRO
2-) LA VUELTA
3-) LE TOUR


I give credit to Acquarone & Unipublic to be at least "creative" & try to come up with some tricky parcours, whereas Prudhomme is displaying his always "conservative" approach-it does not make the cut to me to have Alpe d'Huez twice as a "surprise"-so he needs to go to the drawing board & design some serious parcours for the coming editions if he's willing to salvage the Tour's reputation...
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Don't really see why Vuelta is better than the Tour though.
Probably the lack of profiles. It's easy to just assume that the proposed "hilly" stages are crap.
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The TDF has improved on last year but the Giro has 1 (not 2) really long time trial and good mountain and hilly stages- though if the ITT makes Wiggins secure in the lead for the whole race it could be boring.

Then the TDF as 2nd. It has a good route but the racers will make it more exciting than the route.
Vuelta last even though the mountain stages will again be good.
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Giro>Vuelta>Tour

As others have pointed out, the Tour gets penalised for being the same old borefest even in the 100th edition.

However the weather can spoil the Giro and if Galibier and Tre cime stages are cancelled/shortened it might turn in to a TT borefest and the worst of the 3.
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Old 01-15-13, 15:53
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giro
tour
vuelta

but overall i like them all on paper(tour is a bit disappointing but i changed my mind on it)
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Am I the only one who can't access the TdF profiles?
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