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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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Am I the only one who can't access the TdF profiles?
Same here.

But steephill has them (the ones that are public)
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The Corsica stages:





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Giro, vuelta, tour
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oh, i get it. the tour is the same old borefest as opposed to super unpredictable stages to pena cabarga, valdepenas de jaen and other amazing uphill sprints after short climbs
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Well that second stage (Batista - Ajacco) looks like Europcar against the rest of the peloton. Pretty sure Voeckler or anyone else of them will try to do something there. And if it's just that Tommy could secure some first points for the polka dot jersey during that stage.
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Well that second stage (Batista - Ajacco) looks like Europcar against the rest of the peloton. Pretty sure Voeckler or anyone else of them will try to do something there. And if it's just that Tommy could secure some first points for the polka dot jersey during that stage.
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oh, i get it. the tour is the same old borefest as opposed to super unpredictable stages to pena cabarga, valdepenas de jaen and other amazing uphill sprints after short climbs
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These are all mighty good mountain stages, and they offer variety, unlike the monotonous MTF after MTF of Giro and Vuelta.
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I don't think the Giro has a bad parcours overall. It lacks in the mountains stages department, but the ITT is wonderful and there are interesting stages in the first week.
It's surely the best of the pack this year.
Tour and Vuelta haven't changed much from last year. I'll give the edge to the Vuelta since it provided some very good riding in 2012. Maybe it was only because of the riders, or maybe not. I need to see what happens this year.
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1. Giro
2. Tour
3. Vuelta

Having said that I am choosing the best of a bad bunch.
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