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Yesterday 11:23

Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?


Sprinters: Gaviria, Richeze (will get a gift), van Poppel, Guardini, Haedo, Ruffoni, Marini, Gavazzi, Viviani, Angarita... not bad.

For GC it is wide open. Short Itt and a not too hard climb, but still an long one. My guess is Sepulveda, if he shows up in his San Luis shape of 2016. But I don't know if the Argentine national team will work for him or Rosas, who won the race in the last three years. All the top Argentines will be here, except Dani "Froome of January" Diaz.
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Yesterday 13:03

I'm pretty sure Boonen will do one or two sprints for Quickstep (or together with Gaviria). :)
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Yesterday 14:43

On a side note: Is attilio viviani family from Elia?
"Fred bud, he drives five kilometres too fast for us" - Frans Verbeeck talking about Eddy Merckx in an interview with Fred De Bruyne after finishing second in the Tour of Flandres in 1974.
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Yesterday 14:54

Yes, he's one of Elia's younger brothers, the other one (Luca) is a Football player.
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Yesterday 18:50

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Today 11:12

Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean
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Today 11:21

Ryo Hazuki wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean


You don't give mollema, nibs, torres chances?
(On a side note Sepulveda is my favorite)
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Today 11:22

Sevilla will win this!
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Today 11:26

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Ryo Hazuki wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean


You don't give mollema, nibs, torres chances?
(On a side note Sepulveda is my favorite)


If Daniel Diaz managed to beat Contador & Van Garderen, then Laureano Rosas should have no problems dealing with Mollema and Nibali, who are both aiming for the Giro.
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Today 13:22

What's up with that Rosas guy? I've just read some hype about him this year, and as far as I can tell he's a decent time trialist who's fast as well... but no climbing results according to cqranking the last couple of seasons.

EDIT: okay, winner of the last three editions, fair enough. But he still has no UCI mountain results.
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Today 13:33

Max Rockatansky wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?


Sprinters: Gaviria, Richeze (will get a gift), van Poppel, Guardini, Haedo, Ruffoni, Marini, Gavazzi, Viviani, Angarita... not bad.

For GC it is wide open. Short Itt and a not too hard climb, but still an long one. My guess is Sepulveda, if he shows up in his San Luis shape of 2016. But I don't know if the Argentine national team will work for him or Rosas, who won the race in the last three years. All the top Argentines will be here, except Dani "Froome of January" Diaz.


No, its actually a very good sprinting field, it was said jokingly. I am also aware that Bernal probably won't win on a shallow MTF and a flat time trial, but one can only hope for some TdU standards as a fan. :D
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Today 14:00

Ruudz0r wrote:Sevilla will win this!


Indeed.
It will be remarkable.
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