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Who will win a Grand Tour?

Esteban Chaves
23
7%
Ilnur Zakarin
36
12%
Miguel Ángel López
70
23%
Mikel Landa
77
25%
Richie Porte
30
10%
Rigoberto Urán
9
3%
Romain Bardet
20
7%
Thibaut Pinot
12
4%
Wilco Kelderman
17
6%
Wout Poels
13
4%
 
Total votes : 307

Future GT Winner (Edition 2017)

12 Sep 2017 08:21

For the fifth consecutive year I'm organizing this poll on the question, "Who will win a Grand Tour in the future?" Last year Tom Dumoulin finished third with 13% of the votes, behind the Colombians Chaves and López. These are the previous winners:

2012 Christopher Froome (won Tour 2013)
2013 Nairo Quintana (won Giro 2014)
2014 Fabio Aru (won Vuelta 2015)
2015 Mikel Landa
2016 Esteban Chaves

You have more than one vote. Vote for anyone you expect to win a GT at some point in his career. If you have riders in mind who aren't in the poll you can mention them in the forum.
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12 Sep 2017 08:26

I voted for Zakarin, Landa, MAL...

I see them wining a GT in one of the coming years
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Re: Future GT Winner (Edition 2017)

12 Sep 2017 08:29

Pantani_lives wrote:These are the previous winners:

2012 Christopher Froome (won Tour 2013)
2013 Nairo Quintana (won Giro 2014)
2014 Fabio Aru (won Vuelta 2015)
2015 Mikel Landa
2016 Esteban Chaves

Seems like the forum understands less and less about cycling :D

I picked Superman. Landa and Chaves have a good shot as well but they're not reliable enough, so not voting them.
All of the others are very far from winning a GT for different reasons.
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12 Sep 2017 08:38

I picked Miguel Ángel López.
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12 Sep 2017 08:44

Lopez and Landani for me, Landa already next year in the Giro and Lopez somewhere around 2019.
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12 Sep 2017 08:47

Well, Lopez is the only young talent in the poll, the rest are rather well-established riders.

Anyone of them can win if the circumstances play to their favour but I voted for Lopez and Bardet.

Lopez simply because of the fact that we don't know yet what is his limit.

Bardet was already on the TdF podium 2 times. He can definetely win a Giro with right route and opposition. Maybe even a TdF is on the cards.

We're on the verge of a generation change. Contador has just retired, Froome and Nibali are probably quickly approaching the end of their peaks and Quintana suddenly doesn't look as convincing as in 2013-2015 period after failing to dominate Giro or Tour mountain stages for 2nd consecutive year. It's really hard to predict who will be winning GTs in 2-3 years IMO.
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12 Sep 2017 08:51

Valv.Piti wrote:Lopez and Landani for me, Landa already next year in the Giro and Lopez somewhere around 2019.

This for me. Don't really know if any of the others will ever be GT winners. We voted Chaves last year and he's great, but he's worse than Purito at TTs. Need to sort that out rapidly.
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12 Sep 2017 08:54

jsem94 wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Lopez and Landani for me, Landa already next year in the Giro and Lopez somewhere around 2019.

This for me. Don't really know if any of the others will ever be GT winners. We voted Chaves last year and he's great, but he's worse than Purito at TTs. Need to sort that out rapidly.

Wait, worse than Purito? Hmm.. :D I'd say they are about equally good, lets not forget some of Purito's absolutely horrible time trials, especially that one in 2010 in the red jersey, I think in Salamanca. That was one for the comic books.
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12 Sep 2017 09:01

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12 Sep 2017 09:05

jsem94 wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Lopez and Landani for me, Landa already next year in the Giro and Lopez somewhere around 2019.

This for me. Don't really know if any of the others will ever be GT winners. We voted Chaves last year and he's great, but he's worse than Purito at TTs. Need to sort that out rapidly.

In 1997 everyone would've voted Pantani (again) after his 3rd place at the Tour. So in 2017 Landani is the obvious pick. Next year's Giro must be his!
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12 Sep 2017 09:30

Anderis wrote:We're on the verge of a generation change. Contador has just retired, Froome and Nibali are probably quickly approaching the end of their peaks and Quintana suddenly doesn't look as convincing as in 2013-2015 period after failing to dominate Giro or Tour mountain stages for 2nd consecutive year. It's really hard to predict who will be winning GTs in 2-3 years IMO.

This is true, but Quintana and Dumoulin are already accomplished riders. All the others born around 1990 need to start winning big races soon because another generation is knocking on the door.
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12 Sep 2017 09:41

Zakarin and Landa in the more immediate future
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12 Sep 2017 09:57

Poels?? Thomas has way more chances than him. I think thomas is the main rival to landa in the 2018 giro
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Re: Future GT Winner (Edition 2017)

12 Sep 2017 10:02

Zakarin,Landa,Porte,Uran,Poels for me.Uran/Porte(if those injuries didn't destroyed him for good) looks good for now,while the others might need some time to get the win but they have the skills to do it.
G.Thomas if he can reach his pre Giro level might be good enough to challenge for a GT win.He should be in the poll.
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12 Sep 2017 10:20

MAL. Maybe Landa
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12 Sep 2017 10:26

Landa can win either Giro or Vuelta, Bardet will focus mainly on Tour and I think a podium is max he can do.

I don't really see future Tour winners among these.
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12 Sep 2017 10:50

When Zakarin becomes a real contender for a GC win, I can see his challengers destroying him on the downhills and gaining back crucial time, whereas right now, it's not worth it for most people to push on after dropping Zaka.

For that reason, MAL and Landa get my votes. I'd vote for Porte too if Froome was going for the Giro next year, but he's not, and by 2019, I suspect other young riders will be too good. Chaves and Bardet both need to learn to TT.

Also Bernal will win the 2018 or 2019 edition of this thread ;)
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12 Sep 2017 10:51

Kelderman to win the Giro one day.
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12 Sep 2017 10:51

The thing that goes against Lopez that with his descending he is highly suspect to an ambush, so he would need a strong team around him.
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12 Sep 2017 10:56

Call me crazy, but only Lopez will...

(I just checked last years poll and the only rider I chose then was Dumo. Sure enough, so far he is the only rider to have won a GT, so maybe it will be the same this year too)
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