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Le Tour de France 2013: who will win?

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Who will win the 2013 Tour

Poll ended at 25 Oct 2012 12:09

Alberto Contador
Cristopher Froome
Andy Schleck
Vincenzo Nibali
Cadel Evans / Teehay Van Garderen
Ryder Hesjedal
Alejandro Valverde / Juan Jose Cobo
Other (specify)
Total votes : 99

26 Nov 2012 16:00

Ryo Hazuki wrote:lol, even by your standards, this is ridiuculous.

based on this year perfomances before, I obviously implied.
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26 Nov 2012 18:16

LaFlorecita wrote:I disagree, Alberto at 100% [color="Red"]>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> x 100 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>[/color] Andy at 100%

Fixed that for ya.... ;)
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26 Nov 2012 18:28

Siriuscat wrote:Fixed that for ya.... ;)

Dont think so,Alberto is slightly better than Andy in mountains,IMO it is enough to drop him but not more than 30s on 5km ascent(which is under 9%)
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26 Nov 2012 18:53

Siriuscat wrote:Fixed that for ya.... ;)

Lol :D No I agree with ILoveCycling ;)
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19 Feb 2013 19:04

Afrank wrote:At least Nibali has lived up to his hype a lot more than Kreuziger has. I think Nibali has and is living up to his hype very well.

If anything Nibali has exceeded the hype. He was always a bit underpowered in the mountains with a mediocre tt compared to other riders that were being touted more than him. His palmares speak for themselves. I'm biased though so maybe I'm not seeing things as clearly and objectively as I should. He's a rider who's done more with his ability than most in the sport.
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19 Feb 2013 19:12

Ryo Hazuki wrote:of course he's good. but he's not within the top ten best cyclists in the world. the reason he is ranked so high is just luck and lots of it.

You've got to be kidding! Some riders wait and wait for opportunities and some riders like Nibali take chances and make their own opportunities. He races the entire season and competes in those events. He's not coasting around in the peloton getting in training miles like so many of his contemporaries. He's not a blow you away talent but he has a huge heart with good tactical sense and makes the most of his abilities.

Edit: Got a bit distracted and didn't realize this thread was from 2012 until after I made my 2 posts.:o
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20 Feb 2013 12:32

Six people voted for Andy. My God I wish I had such optimism.
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20 Feb 2013 13:47

The poll is from last october.
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