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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

Wiggins
137
35%
Nibali
140
36%
Gesink
26
7%
Hesjedal
28
7%
Sanchez
12
3%
Basso/Scarponi
7
2%
Rujano
3
1%
Cobo/Capecchi/Intxausti
9
2%
A Colombian
10
3%
Other/Garzelli
16
4%
 
Total votes : 388

10 Jan 2013 16:10

The Hitch wrote:Lol. It came.from the same.poster who.before.the giro last year declared that "rujanito" was training hard "away from the police". i think.we should take it with a pinch of salt;)


Yea, Rujano probably do 14 W/KG.... :p
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10 Jan 2013 16:21

Anyone missing? :rolleyes:
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10 Jan 2013 16:27

cineteq wrote:Anyone missing? :rolleyes:


Rujano and Garzelli :cool:
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10 Jan 2013 16:33

Yes, the omission of Scarponi is a bit strange. Or maybe Gazzetta also regards Basso and Scarponi as one person ;)
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10 Jan 2013 16:35

theyoungest wrote:Yes, the omission of Scarponi is a bit strange. Or maybe Gazzetta also regards Basso and Scarponi as one person ;)

:D I know I had an awesome idea
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10 Jan 2013 16:43

Obviously even they have some difficulty in recognizing Scarponi as a Giro winner.

Anyway can I post my appreciation for Michele Acquarone in this thread?:p
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10 Jan 2013 17:00

Well thar are clearly the 5 strongest guys.
You maybe could've left out Sanchez, but well he's on paper just a bit stronger than Pellizotti, Scarponi or Gesink. (Franco was out a long time, Rob was unlucky the past seasons and Scarponi just isn't really a big champ although he has some quality)

Hopefully Wiggins will be struggling in the mountains or won't be on top peak. Than this could be a very interesting Giro with about 8 guys which seem to be on eye level (+ Pozzovivo/Betancur, + Chaves/Atapuma, + Rujano).

But the same way it could've been at the Giro 2011 without Contador (Nibali, Anton, Scarponi, Gadret would've been really close). We need to see
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10 Jan 2013 17:08

the asian wrote:Obviously even they have some difficulty in recognizing Scarponi as a Giro winner.
THEY? I'd say WE.

Netserk wrote:Rujano and Garzelli :cool:
I wasn't even thinking of those 2 guys at all. Sanchez and Basso shouldn't have been there. Hint: look who are leading the poll.
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10 Jan 2013 17:20

cineteq wrote:THEY? I'd say WE.

I wasn't even thinking of those 2 guys at all. Sanchez and Basso shouldn't have been there. Hint: look who are leading the poll.

Yes, a Cyclingnews poll is of course the decisive factor in making such a poster :p

Maybe if they make one for the Dutch market they'll include Bobby G.
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10 Jan 2013 17:30

theyoungest wrote:Maybe if they make one for the Dutch market they'll include Bobby G.
Have you checked? Maybe there is a Dutch version. Anyway, Gesink continuous to be invisible for stage-race organizers, remember last year's TdC and TdF? :o
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10 Jan 2013 17:33

cineteq wrote:Have you checked? Maybe there is a Dutch version. Anyway, Gesink continuous to be invisible for stage-race organizers, remember last year's TdC and TdF? :o

Yes, he sure showed them in the TDF :p

You know the Eyetalians, even way into the 3d week of last year's Giro they didn't care one iota about mr. Hesjedal. Same will happen to Bobby G.
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theyoungest wrote:You know the Eyetalians, even way into the 3d week of last year's Giro they didn't care one iota about mr. Hesjedal. Same will happen to Bobby G.
Bobby G. to win the Ryder way, still within the realm of possibility :D
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10 Jan 2013 18:22

theyoungest wrote:Yes, he sure showed them in the TDF :p

You know the Eyetalians, even way into the 3d week of last year's Giro they didn't care one iota about mr. Hesjedal. Same will happen to Bobby G.


Gesink is at least known as a once promising rider among italian fans and medias (at least the cycling related).
Ryder was a complete nobody before the Giro.


Anyway I'm gonna flood all italian cycling forums about Gesink big potential for Giro 2013 so he won't get in unnoticed :D
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10 Jan 2013 18:24

cineteq wrote:I wasn't even thinking of those 2 guys at all. Sanchez and Basso shouldn't have been there. Hint: look who are leading the poll.


those 5 guys all have a bigger name on the international cycling scene than Gesink, so what's new?
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10 Jan 2013 18:35

Flamin wrote:those 5 guys all have a bigger name on the international cycling scene than Gesink, so what's new?

Not in Montreal, apparently :p
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10 Jan 2013 18:57

Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto
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10 Jan 2013 18:58

GP Blanco wrote:Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto

Thanks! :)
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10 Jan 2013 19:00

GP Blanco wrote:Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto


Isn't there a big interest conflict between Rabottini and Garzelli being on the same team? Both of them should have the maglia azzuro as main goal. Although Rabottini might decide to step up and focus on a the gc (I think Garzelli's done with that after 2009).
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10 Jan 2013 19:08

the tt's could be decent viewing with wiggins, cancellara, durbridge, chavanel, talansky.
Can I just is there evidence anywhere that lopez is down for sky? doubting hes more than just on a longlist
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10 Jan 2013 19:14

BlenJones2 wrote:the tt's could be decent viewing with wiggins, cancellara, durbridge, chavanel, talansky.
Can I just is there evidence anywhere that lopez is down for sky? doubting hes more than just on a longlist


http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58168

in particular

Y su primer año, ya tiene su particular misión: “Hacer el Giro con Wiggins. Su primer objetivo es el Giro y quiere correr con el mismo grupo todas las carreras anteriores. Así que seguiré su mismo calendario prácticamente, empezaré en Mallorca y Algarve, nos concentraremos en el Teide (Tenerife) y seguiremos en Tirreno-Adriático y Volta a Catalunya. En mi caso, disputaré la Vuelta al País Vasco, por ser la de casa, y antes del Giro está previsto Trentino, aunque podría ser también Romandía, dependerá de la condición de Wiggins”, avanza.
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