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View Poll Results: Best MTN Superdomestique of 2013
Roman Kreuziger (TSB) 14 14.00%
Richie Porte (SKY) 19 19.00%
Joseph Dombrowski (SKY) 5 5.00%
Janez Brajkovic (AST) 2 2.00%
Nairo Quintana (MOV) 34 34.00%
Steven Kruivswijk (BLN) 0 0%
Michael Rogers (TSB) 8 8.00%
Maxime Monfort (RSH) 3 3.00%
Sylvester Szmyd (MOV) 2 2.00%
Other 13 13.00%
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Old 01-30-13, 17:11
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Depends what you think a mountain domestique is for.

There will be lots of riders cycling in front of their leader in the middle of a semi selective pack.

But if you mean leading the bunch, I think we can safely say it will likely be a Sky rider, but which one is anyone's guess.
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Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...
The issue with the last three has perhaps more to do with the leader. Are they gong to set the agenda on key mountain stages or just follow the train? I can see Pinot and Sanchez doing something, but I think it will be mostly solo jobs. Dunno.
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Moreno did some great work for Rodriques last year. Wasn't leading the pack but was usually at least available until pretty late on. I voted Quintana. He looked amazing riding for Piti at the Vuelta. I would say that he was more influential in Piti's Vuelta than any Sky rider was to Bradley's Tour. Yes the Sky guys spent a lot of time at the front, but Wiggins and Froome looked into total control anyway. Piti was very definitely not in control and at key moments in key stages, Quintana put in some big rides for him.
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Depends what you think a mountain domestique is for.

There will be lots of riders cycling in front of their leader in the middle of a semi selective pack.

But if you mean leading the bunch, I think we can safely say it will likely be a Sky rider, but which one is anyone's guess.
In the Tour? I think the team of the strongest rider, Contador, will have to do the most work. In the Giro you're gonna see a lot of Astana.
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Chris Froome.
he might, if the double is on. It will be fun.
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Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...
Well, Tiralongo use to pace Contador.

Anton is going to ride as a helper? Not like he deserves a leader role after last two years but surprising
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Old 01-30-13, 17:25
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In the Tour? I think the team of the strongest rider, Contador, will have to do the most work. In the Giro you're gonna see a lot of Astana.
Even if Contador is leading, he'll be more comfortable with a less regular pace than the Sky boys, so the onus will remain on them to set a high pace and limit as far as possible the scope for accelerations which can be sustained.

Strange, at the TDU roles were reversed with you insisting Sky would have to do all the work, but we can both see how that actually played out.
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Old 01-30-13, 17:26
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Kern did some serious work for Rolland last year in the tour.
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Well, Tiralongo use to pace Contador.

Anton is going to ride as a helper? Not like he deserves a leader role after last two years but surprising
I think he will have a free role. Sanchez will be riding Giro/Vuelta and him Tour/Vuelta.

Since Euskaltel need WT points Anton will aim at least a top 10 finish and a stage win.
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