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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

02 May 2013 19:03

Gloin22 wrote:Image

Looking at this picture is almost like bike porn :p


Jesus Christ that looks like a freaking batmobike!
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02 May 2013 19:09

Armchair cyclist wrote:Also, it would appear, Rollin instead of Veikkanen and Ignatenko rather than Ignatiev.

True... thanks
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02 May 2013 19:15

I just checked the pics of the press conference & I noticed Hesjedal looks "really fit":eek: - Ryder looks ready to defend the title without a doubt..
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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02 May 2013 19:35

The Pinarello looks great. It made me watch it with open mouth, like in the 90ies, when this "Sword" or how they called this bike they made for Riis, Ulle and Olano, came out.

Concerning Basso: sad story. It proves once more that nothing is for granted. Nowadays, in December, riders plan which stage of next year´s Vuelta could suit them, and you see how fastly everything can be gone.
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02 May 2013 19:44

hfer07 wrote:I just checked the pics of the press conference & I noticed Hesjedal looks "really fit":eek: - Ryder looks ready to defend the title without a doubt..

I loved this picture of Samu :p

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02 May 2013 20:10

Nice smile folds Samu - ready.

One of these days Phinney is going to really surprise us with his climbing - that guy has lost a serious chunk of weight over the last 18 months or so.
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02 May 2013 20:13

Scarponi: The Little Dwarf :p

Would you just look at how skinny Wiggo is? FFS...skinnier than the Condor :eek:


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02 May 2013 20:16

Pippo_San wrote:Scarponi: The Little Dwarf :p

Would you just look at how skinny Wiggo is? FFS...skinnier than the Condor :eek:


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Evans looks like a body builder in comparison.
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02 May 2013 20:22

what is the average age ? :D

and what is gesink doing there? il tricolore should have been invited. better this way maybe ,a little bit under the radar and then bang!only one in wiggo's wheel
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02 May 2013 20:23

Gesink will shut you up later!

Nah seriously Gesink looks way more muscled than in his earlier years. Probably the reason why his climbing is so irregular nowadays.. Too much upper body muscle...
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02 May 2013 20:27

I predict a 2005 like scenareo when everybody was talking about Cunego & Basso and none of them won.

That's why I put all my money on Delfino, Gianni Savio's menthality of going all-out and the Androni Giocatolli privates to set up some strong breakaways to let Franco gain back time on Wiggins & Nibali like they did with Rujano in 2005 and finally crack Wiggins in a weak situation in the (pen)ultimate moutain stage(s). Hopefully it will turn out better tis time than 2005.

Otherwise my hope goes to Betancur with Pozzovivo, Dupont and Georges or Santa with Garzelli, Di Luca; Rabottini and Gatto as his adjutants to cause a similar situation. Maybe Sanchez could also suprise with a decent tt, because of the technical first km's and could jump away later on.

Those are my risky bets for the overal.

*** Pellizotti
** Betancur
* Santambrogio/ Sanchez

Now call me crazy boyz :cool::p
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02 May 2013 20:31

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Gesink will shut you up later!

Nah seriously Gesink looks way more muscled than in his earlier years. Probably the reason why his climbing is so irregular nowadays.. Too much upper body muscle...


Your excuses in advance for Gesink are getting better every year :D :p :o
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02 May 2013 20:36

staubsauger wrote:I predict a 2005 like scenareo when everybody was talking about Cunego & Basso and none of them won.

That's why I put all my money on Delfino, Gianni Savio's menthality of going all-out and the Androni Giocatolli privates to set up some strong breakaways to let Franco gain back time on Wiggins & Nibali like they did with Rujano in 2005 and finally crack Wiggins in a weak situation in the (pen)ultimate moutain stage(s). Hopefully it will turn out better tis time than 2005.

Otherwise my hope goes to Betancur with Pozzovivo, Dupont and Georges or Santa with Garzelli, Di Luca; Rabottini and Gatto as his adjutants to cause a similar situation. Maybe Sanchez could also suprise with a decent tt, because of the technical first km's and could jump away later on.

Those are my risky bets for the overal.

*** Pellizotti
** Betancur
* Santambrogio/ Sanchez

Now call me crazy boyz :cool::p



that's exactly what i hope for too


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02 May 2013 20:40

who wouldn't hope for a 2005-like scenario. One of the best Giros ever :D
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02 May 2013 20:48

No doubt, but Contador is doing it in a more boring generation, Contador is doing it now and mbiuro is a male la florecita.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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02 May 2013 20:59

GoodTimes wrote:I've been lurking here a few months, but decided I needed to create an account to ask a painful question. How does Gesink have as many votes as Ryder?

That's because all the Dutchies who still rate Gesink are on this forum :p

From this forum you'd get the expression that Gesink is some kind of infallible hero in the Netherlands. In fact, he's quite the opposite.

Dazed and Confused wrote:Evans looks like a body builder in comparison.

Evans always looks huge for a climber. Almost like someone from *cough* another era.
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02 May 2013 20:59

Agree, 2005 was a great edition. It started well, with this 1k evening TT, then great performances by Rujano and Parra. Also seeing Basso suffering on Stelvio and losing 42.15 was special, though I nowadays like him.

I hope Italians have a successful Giro, and that they kick Wiggins´ a** that much that he becomes an alcoholic again. :)
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02 May 2013 21:05

Dazed and Confused wrote:Evans looks like a body builder in comparison.


Sánchez looks like he has an almost deformed back: a really severe dowager's hump.
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02 May 2013 21:17

This thread has served his purpose.
Time to move to the main discussion :)
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