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23 May 2013 15:22

He's got his stage win, and the overall is looking a sure thing barring a complete disaster in the next couple days. :) Hope he decides to attack and destroy everyone again tomorrow now that he's got such a big gap to everyone else.
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23 May 2013 15:24

Ninouka wrote:The lovely Bradley Wiggins is NOT shark food.


Doesn't ****ing matter, Lo Squalo Dello Stretto eats everything
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23 May 2013 15:24

He might even take la maglia rosso
Kwibus wrote:So much questions they have. Answers they will never get.
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23 May 2013 15:25

Afrank wrote:He's got his stage win, and the overall is looking a sure thing barring a complete disaster in the next couple days. :) Hope he decides to attack and destroy everyone again tomorrow now that he's got such a big gap to everyone else.


for sure he will attack, he will win this Giro by more than five and half min:D
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23 May 2013 15:26

Red Rick wrote:Doesn't ****ing matter, Il Squalo Dello Stretto eats everything


Lo Squalo :o
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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23 May 2013 15:33

Eshnar wrote:Lo Squalo :o


Yeah, Italian is like my 9th language, sorry:D
Kwibus wrote:So much questions they have. Answers they will never get.
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23 May 2013 15:35

Brutal performance today.
Setting the record straight can best be done in a (M)TT.

We need a Froome vs Nibali vs Contador show very soon indeed.
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23 May 2013 15:36

webvan wrote:So I guess this is Nibali's "wonder year" à la Bertie/2009 ?


I guess so.

Berto beat Nibali by 34" in 2011. That seemed like a huge gap to me. Now Nibali beats Samu by 1 ****ing minute?!?!?!?! I guess Nibali would've beaten 2009/2011 Alberto by 5 minutes in this form. Lolz.
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23 May 2013 15:38

Dazed and Confused wrote:Brutal performance today.
Setting the record straight can best be done in a (M)TT.

We need a Froome vs Nibali vs Contador show very soon indeed.


Nah, I think it's better for Nibali if that doesn't happen. 3 minutes on Froome and 10 on Alberto won't be pretty.
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23 May 2013 15:42

LaFlorecita wrote:Nah, I think it's better for Nibali if that doesn't happen. 3 minutes on Froome and 10 on Alberto won't be pretty.


Yes, I agree.
Beating Froome with 3 min and AC with 10 will prbably give him a to big of a ego boost
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23 May 2013 15:44

Favourite for Firenze?
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23 May 2013 15:44

I really hope Astana will chase down the break tomorrow and the day after. Two more stage wins for Nibbles please! :D
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23 May 2013 15:44

Ferminal wrote:Favourite for Firenze?

And Lombardia. Everything in Italy :cool:
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23 May 2013 15:45

LaFlorecita wrote:I guess so.

Berto beat Nibali by 34" in 2011. That seemed like a huge gap to me. Now Nibali beats Samu by 1 ****ing minute?!?!?!?! I guess Nibali would've beaten 2009/2011 Alberto by 5 minutes in this form. Lolz.


The Nevegal TT was a lot shorter, against a little bit better competition imo.
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23 May 2013 15:47

Ferminal wrote:Favourite for Firenze?


One day races are always harder to predict, but he's clearly among the 3-4 favorites. Italy has plenty of options so it'll be crucial to select the right team.
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23 May 2013 15:49

Ferminal wrote:Favourite for Firenze?


I guess so, The Dawg doesn't seem to be that strong in 1 day races
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23 May 2013 15:56

Shark Attack!!!!!

http://popculturezoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dsccore2k9_air_jaws_m.jpg

Hoping he takes the next 2 stages as well :) Time to let it all hang out Nibs!

I've followed him for years and it is so nice to see him come into his own, it's been a steady progression over a period of years. He has reached a level of maturity and power that bodes well for continued success now that he is in his prime years.

More to come from Lo Squalo!!!
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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23 May 2013 16:04

Nibali truly destroyed today, amazing! He was really flying today :D
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23 May 2013 16:05

Well I have to congratulate Nibali. I never thought this moment would happen but I guess this is it. Time to acknowledge that this guy is definitely the best stage racer of the last decade. The big favorite for next year's tour.
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23 May 2013 16:08

LaFlorecita wrote:Well I have to congratulate Nibali. I never thought this moment would happen but I guess this is it. Time to acknowledge that this guy is definitely the best stage racer of the last decade. The big favorite for next year's tour.

LOL typical LaFlo :p
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