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Old 02-03-13, 21:42
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Fact: Evans from 2007-2011 was stronger than Nibali has ever been.
Very debatable, plus he wasn't that mentally strong. The Worlds changed that.

PS: Look for the word 'fact' in the dictionary, you might want to replace it by IMHO.
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everything is possible so i won't rule it out maybe in 4-5 years
In 4-5 years it will be the Quintana vs Pinot show.

He might have a chance next year if all external factos go his way, but beyond that he;ll have a tough time
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he has a lot of courage and great bike handling skills and 'grinta'. But he lacks the pure ability. So unless he has the luck that a lot of major contenders somehow fall away he will never win
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Old 02-03-13, 21:46
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look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)
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look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)
Yeah, but the general level of the Tour 2012 wasn't impressive. Considering the amount of contenders that either didn't start or were heavily battered after the first week
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Old 02-03-13, 21:52
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I say it was less likely that Hesjedal would win the Giro one day. So the answer is: why not?
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Podium it again is very very likely. To win it will be hard with Kash and Lutsenko on the same team ofc
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He has the capability to, especially if he continues to improve and doesn't fizzle out like other talked up riders have done. Will he win it within the next couple years? Probably not, but winning it some time in the future is not outside the realm of possibilities.

After all, a couple years ago I doubt many people would be expecting Wiggins or Hesjedal to one day be grand tour winners.
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In 4-5 years it will be the Quintana vs Pinot show.

He might have a chance next year if all external factos go his way, but beyond that he;ll have a tough time
The main factor that has to go his way next year is somehow ending up at the Tour on a Giro -Vuelta -Worlds schedule.
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The main factor that has to go his way next year is somehow ending up at the Tour on a Giro -Vuelta -Worlds schedule.
You reckon he'll try to defend his Giro & Worlds' titles next year?
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