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Which teams would you invite at the next Giro d'Italia edition?

Poll ended at 11 Jan 2012 11:17

Androni Giocattoli
101
21%
Acqua & Sapone
84
18%
Colnago CSF
56
12%
Farnese Vini
74
16%
Colombia Coldeportes
79
17%
Project 1t4i
34
7%
Team Type 1
14
3%
Champion System Team
6
1%
Utensilnord Named
3
1%
Christina Watches
23
5%
 
Total votes : 474

2012 Giro d'Italia wildcards:Who would you like to see?

30 Dec 2011 11:15

on january 10th we'll find out.i hope acquarone won't do something regrettable.

i'm for
Androni Giocattoli
Acqua & Sapone
Farnese Vini
Colombia Coldeportes
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30 Dec 2011 11:23

jens_attacks wrote:Androni Giocattoli
Acqua & Sapone
Farnese Vini
Colombia Coldeportes


+1:)

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30 Dec 2011 11:29

It makes me really sad to think that teams like Greenedge get automatic invites for this whereas Colnago or Coledeportes for whom this is the main event, will not be allowed.

I guess maybe we wont see team schleck have such a bad team like last year since Machado or something will go, Sky will have Cav and Garmin CVV and Farrar, so the other WT teams won't be as bad.

Rabo may be a let down though. Who else, BMC? Despite being a super team do they have anyone for the Giro besides Tchopp?
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30 Dec 2011 11:31

Project it4i
Colombia Coldeportes
Farnese Vini
Androni Giocattoli

I have a feeling that one or two of my first two options won't be selected.

The Hitch, I imagine BMC's team for the Giro will be
Ballan
Santambrogio
Santamorita
Pinotti
Tschopp
Blythe
Kohler
Wyss
Lodewyck

I certainly would be taking such a team considering the riders and the strong Italian influence.
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30 Dec 2011 11:32

Colnago CSF
Acqua e Sapone
Androni
Coldeportes

(even if i would love a mad choice of having Rasmussen and his team)
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30 Dec 2011 11:36

pastronef wrote:(even if i would love a mad choice of having Rasmussen and his team)


same here but i don't think they even made a request.plus i don't know if rasmussen can bring his old form.plus farnese can come with delfino pellizotti.
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30 Dec 2011 11:42

jens_attacks wrote:same here but i don't think they even made a request.plus i don't know if rasmussen can bring his old form.plus farnese can come with delfino pellizotti.


any news of him?
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30 Dec 2011 11:46

He is banned until 3 May so he'll be a bit useless in the Giro even if some team signs him up to ride it.
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30 Dec 2011 11:49

colnago, acqua, colombia and androni

colnago could be changed by farnese I don;t care too much
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30 Dec 2011 11:49

I don't share the excitement about Coldeportes, i my opinion Colnago doesn't deserve a spot while 1t4i would be better for Vuelta.

So apart from obvious Androni, Acqua Sapone and Farnese Vini i'd like to see TT1 led by Efimkin bros, El Fares, Bertogliati, Kocjan, Reijnen, Bodrogi, Antomarchi and one of Colli, Cousin or perhaps Laengen if he'd be ready for 3 weeks.
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30 Dec 2011 11:50

pastronef wrote:any news of him?


he won't leave pro cycling,he said he trains very hard.he was in discussions with acqua e sapone,nothing sure.can't expect nothing from him next year though.
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30 Dec 2011 11:55

Voted for Androni, Farnese, Coldeportes and Christina Watches.

Allthough I don't seriously expect Christina Watches in the Tour, but it would be fun to see Rasmussen in the Giro.

All 4 italian teams would be fine as well as they will ride hard in the Giro which is good. I prefer to see the Colombians instead of 1 Italian team though.
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30 Dec 2011 12:19

The Hitch wrote:It makes me really sad to think that teams like Greenedge get automatic invites for this whereas Colnago or Coledeportes for whom this is the main event, will not be allowed.

Greenedge could conceivably win a few sprint stages plus the team time trial, I don't see the problem.

I guess maybe we wont see team schleck have such a bad team like last year since Machado or something will go

Well, yes, but Machado was there this year as well...

Sky will have Cav and Garmin CVV and Farrar, so the other WT teams won't be as bad.

Because CVV will do what? Crash on the second stage from Børebrø to Føckøff?

Rabo may be a let down though. Who else, BMC? Despite being a super team do they have anyone for the Giro besides Tchopp?

Ballan and Pinotti.
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30 Dec 2011 12:22

Voted for 5 teams Androni, Aqua, Colnago, Farnese Vini and Coldeport cause I really want to see all 5 of them. If I had to chose 4 I would drop Farnese. So then it would be:

Androni
Aqua
Colnago
Coldeport
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30 Dec 2011 12:34

theyoungest wrote:Greenedge could conceivably win a few sprint stages plus the team time trial, I don't see the problem.


Well, yes, but Machado was there this year as well...


Because CVV will do what? Crash on the second stage from Børebrø to Føckøff?


Ballan and Pinotti.



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30 Dec 2011 12:35

Ryo Hazuki wrote:colnago, acqua, colombia and androni

colnago could be changed by farnese I don;t care too much


Shame on you!
Colnago should definately be there, even though the lasts years weren't their best at Il Giro.
Yet they're always involved in the race, whether it be sprints, attacking or the GC.

Still, the Italians teams should all go (well, except Utensilnord). It is their race after all, so I'll drop Coldeportes, even though they would be an assett to the race.

There is no chance a fifth team will be allowed?
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30 Dec 2011 12:39

Reuell wrote:
There is no chance a fifth team will be allowed?


Not a chance, IMO. Acquarone seems okay with the 4 wildcards.

Machado won't ride the Giro, by the way.
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30 Dec 2011 12:43

Is it certain?

Seems a relatively light schedule for the first part of the season if he is not doing the Giro.
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30 Dec 2011 12:50

Voted Androni (because of Rujano) and Christina Watches (just because...)

The Hitch wrote:I guess maybe we wont see team schleck have such a bad team like last year...


You know... we... didn't really get to see Leopard that much last year...
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30 Dec 2011 12:57

Christina Watches aren't eligible, they're still continental (or have I missed something?)
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