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Re: 2017 Predictions

03 Mar 2017 18:25

Giro: 1. Nibali, 2. Quintana, 3. Pinot
Tour: 1. Contador, 2. Froome, 3. Porte
Vuelta: 1. Nibali, 2. Froome, 3. Contador

Strade: GVA
MSR: Sagan
Ronde: Sagan
PR: Boonen
Liege: Rosa
Lombardia: Costa
Worlds: GVA
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03 Mar 2017 19:34

Giro: Quintana, Nibali, Kruiswijk
Tour: Froome, Porte, Quintana
Vuelta: Froome, Nibali, Bardet

Strade: Stybar
San Remo: Gaviria
Flanders: Sagan
Roubaix: Vanmarcke
Liege: Alaphillipe
Lombardia: Costa
Worlds: Sagan
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03 Mar 2017 19:35

Giro: 1. Quintana, 2. Nibali, 3. Landa
Tour: 1. Froome. 2. Quintana, 3.Contador
Vuelta: 1.Froome, 2.Valverde, 3.Nibali

Strade: GVA
MSR: Kristoff
Ronde: Sagan
PR: Boonen
Liege: Valverde
Lombardia: Valverde
Worlds: GVA

Also, Henao to win Fleche Wallone.
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04 Mar 2017 05:52

Giro: 1. Kruijswijk, 2. Quintana, 3. Dumoulin
Tour: 1. Froome, 2. Quintana, 3. Porte
Vuelta: 1. Chaves, 2. Froome, 3. Valverde

Strade: van Avermaet
Sanremo: Gaviria
Ronde: van Avermaet
Roubaix: Boonen
Liege: Valverde
Lombardia: Rosa
Worlds: Boasson Hagen
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04 Mar 2017 06:13

Giro: 1 Quintana 2 Landa 3 Aru
Tour: 1 Froome 2 Porte 3 Contador
Vuelta: 1 Nibali 2 Froome 3 Valverde

Strade: GvA
Sanremo: Gaviria
Ronde: Sagan
PR: Degenkolb
Liege: Sergio Henao
Lombardia: Sergio Henao
Worlds: Gaviria
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04 Mar 2017 07:43

Giro: Dumoulin
Tour: Contador
Vuelta Nibali

SB: Felline
MSR: Cavendish
RVV: Terpstra
Roubaix: Sagan
Liege: Alaphilippe
Words: Groenewegen
Lombardia: Nibali

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Re: 2017 Predictions

04 Mar 2017 09:05

Giro: Zakarin, Landa, Thomas
Tour: Porte , Froome, Poels
Vuelta: Valverde, Froome, Yates

Strade: EBH
San Remo: Kristoff
Flanders: Kristoff
Roubaix: Stannard
Liege: Valverde
Lombardia: Rosa
Worlds: EBH
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04 Mar 2017 09:06

Red Rick wrote:Giro: Dumoulin
Tour: Contador
Vuelta Nibali

SB: Felling
MSR: Cavendish
RVV: Terpstra
Roubaix: Sagan
Liege: Alaphilippe
Words: Groenewegen
Lombardia: Nibali

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Haha maybe but Dumoulin will surprise (shock) a few pure climbers in the Giro and Contador and Nibali in peak form are genuine contenders anyway :)
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Re: 2017 Predictions

04 Mar 2017 09:50

I am quite fascinated by "wisdom of the crowd" so I decided to make the table or current answers and started the cycling news forum league. One point per each correct answer. In October we know the winner.

So far we have 24 contestants, so feel free to join before the SB race will be finished.

GIRO 1. Quintana 16
GIRO 2. Nibali 9
GIRO 3. Aru 4
TDF 1. Froome 19
TDF 2. Porte 7
TDF 3. Porte 5
Vuelta 1. Froome 14
Vuelta 2. Froome 8
Vuelta 3. Valverde 10
Strade Sagan 8
Sanremo Gaviria 11
Flanders Sagan 15
Roubaix Boonen 7
Liège Alaphilippe 9
Lombardia Rosa 11
Worlds Sagan 10
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04 Mar 2017 09:53

Red Rick wrote:Giro: Dumoulin
Tour: Contador
Vuelta Nibali

SB: Felline
MSR: Cavendish
RVV: Terpstra
Roubaix: Sagan
Liege: Alaphilippe
Words: Groenewegen
Lombardia: Nibali

Objective as ****


Would you write the second and third for GTs?
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04 Mar 2017 09:56

Hugo Koblet wrote:Giro: 1. Quintana, 2. Nibali, 3. Landa
Tour: 1. Froome, 2. Quintana, 3. Porte
Vuelta: 1. Froome, 2. Chaves, 3. Contador

San Remo: Sagan
Flanders: Sagan
Roubaix: Sagan
Liege: Alaphilippe
Worlds: Sagan
Lombardia: Valverde


Strade?
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04 Mar 2017 09:58

Interesting that the consensus is a 'smaller' name like Rosa will win a monument, but not surprising considering his ride last year.

Its also funny that we even have to include Strade. Yes, the timing is perfect, but it just goes to show how big of a race that is for cycling fans nowadays.
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04 Mar 2017 10:01

I can't believe so many people think Berto won't even podium a GT
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04 Mar 2017 10:22

LaFlorecita wrote:I can't believe so few people think Berto won't even podium a GT

I can't either. I see only Froome capable of beating him, if he doesn't crash and stays healthy.
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04 Mar 2017 10:33

Giro: 1. Quintana, 2. Landa, 3. Aru/Nibali
Tour: 1. Froome, 2. Porte 3. Contador/Quintana
Vuelta: 1. Aru , 2. Froome 3. Domoulin

Strade: GvA
San Remo: Cavendish
Flanders: Sagan
Roubaix: Vanmarke/ Stannard
Liege: Valverde
Worlds: Rowe
Lombardia: Chaves/ Rosa
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04 Mar 2017 10:35

kingjr wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:I can't believe so few people think Berto won't even podium a GT

I can't either. I see only Froome capable of beating him, if he doesn't crash and stays healthy.

Woops, I meant so *many*, of course. Seems you understood me anyway :) I agree, Froome can normally be expected to beat him, but Porte, Chaves, Bardet, a tired Quintana should all be beatable if he doesn't suffer misfortune and is in shape.
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Re: 2017 Predictions

04 Mar 2017 10:41

Giro: 1. Aru, 2. Quintana, 3. Kruijswijk
Tour: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Quintana
Vuelta: 1. Froome 2. Nibali 3. Contador

Strade: Felline
Sanremo: Gaviria
Flanders: Sagan
Roubaix: Stybar
Liège: Rosa
Lombardia: Bardet
Worlds: Nizzolo
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04 Mar 2017 10:50

LaFlorecita wrote:I can't believe so many people think Berto won't even podium a GT


He i s actually tied with Porte for third in TDF.

Just for the fun. GT podiums.

GIRO TDF VUELTA Podium
Froome 0 23 22 45
Quintana 22 13 0 35
Nibali 15 0 9 24
Valverde 0 1 18 19
Aru 5 0 7 12
Porte 0 12 0 12
Contador 0 8 3 11
Chavez 0 5 6 11
Landa 10 0 0 10
Kruijswijk 8 0 0 8
Dumoulin 5 0 1 6
Bardet 0 3 2 5
Pinot 2 0 0 2
Thomas 1 1 0 2
Poels 0 2 0 2
Yates 0 0 2 2
Zakarin 2 0 0 2
Lopez 0 1 0 1
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04 Mar 2017 11:01

Do we even know if the riders being pegged for winning races like the Vuelta and Lombardia are even gonna ride those races?
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04 Mar 2017 11:04

Strade: 1. Sagan 2. Van Avermaet 3. Felline
Sanremo: 1. Gaviria 2. Sagan 3. Degenkolb
Flanders: 1. Van Avermaet 2.Sagan 3. Stybar
Roubaix: 1. Degenkolb 2. Sagan 3. Boonen
Liege: 1. Alaphilippe 2. Valverde 3.Costa
Worlds: 1.Sagan 2.Gaviria 3. Kristoff
Lombardia: 1. Rosa 2.Bardet 3.Nibali

Giro: 1. Quintana 2. Nibali 3. Kruiswijk
Tour: 1. Froome 2. Quintana 3. Contador
Vuelta: 1.Froome 2.Contador 3.Nibali

P-N: Porte
T-A: Quintana
Catalunya: Quintana/Porte/Contador (have no idea between those 3 about who will win)
Pais Vasco: Contador
Romandie: Froome/Pinot
Dauphine: Froome
Suisse: Lopez
Volta a Portugal:Veloso

E3: Sagan
Gent Wevelgem: Sagan
Amstel Gold: Kwiatkowski
Fleche Wallonne :Henao

Though my wishes would be
Sanremo: Gaviria
Flanders: Van Avermaet
Roubaix: Boonen
Liege: Nibali
Giro: Nibali
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Contador
Worlds: Kristoff
Lombardia: Rosa/Bardet
Oh, and Volta a Portugal: Vinhas, Sousa or Antunes

Made some changes in my post.
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