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23 Apr 2012 14:37

JRanton wrote:From a cycling journalist on twitter:

GreenEDGE Giro: Goss, Impey, Keukeleire, Bobridge, Beppu, C. Meyer, Meier & Tuft plus one other rider to be named


I thought Davis was riding?
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23 Apr 2012 14:38

hrotha wrote:This "bash a rider to get to his supporter" thing is getting old. Henao has never given any cycling fan any reason to believe he'll be dropped in the TTT (barring crashes, injuries, sickness and the like).


Also Sky will make sure he isn't dropped. They'll go as fast as their weakest TTTing GC* rider can manage. Whether he'll hold them back a bit is another matter.

*assuming the Henao plan is to ride GC.
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23 Apr 2012 14:38

hatcher wrote:Sivtsov just seems to be going everywhere with the Tour squad. Seems pretty comfy in there.

Only 6 I'm definite about are the 3 track guys, Uran, Henao, and Cav. After that there are about 10 names I wouldn't be shocked to see, including Lofkvist, Sivtsov, Flecha, maybe even Hunt, Knees.

De Jongh said somewhere earlier in the season that Sivtsov is on the preliminary Tour squad.
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23 Apr 2012 14:40

hatcher wrote:Sivtsov just seems to be going everywhere with the Tour squad. Seems pretty comfy in there.

Only 6 I'm definite about are the 3 track guys, Uran, Henao, and Cav. After that there are about 10 names I wouldn't be shocked to see, including Lofkvist, Sivtsov, Flecha, maybe even Hunt, Knees.


I think Knees is more likely to do the Tour. Sean Yates has said in the past that he does a great job keeping Wiggins out of the wind as he's such a big unit. Can see him doing Thomas' job at Le Tour as Geraint is otherwise occupied.
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23 Apr 2012 14:53

hatcher wrote:Also Sky will make sure he isn't dropped. They'll go as fast as their weakest TTTing GC* rider can manage. Whether he'll hold them back a bit is another matter.

*assuming the Henao plan is to ride GC.


they won't hold back at all. uran is their gc man. henao is a great ttt rider. you will see :rolleyes:
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23 Apr 2012 14:53

JRanton wrote:No thanks. The odds are in favour of him not getting dropped but it wouldn't surprise me if he did. 70-30.


yeah that's what I thought. typical coward
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23 Apr 2012 14:59

JRanton wrote:From a cycling journalist on twitter:

GreenEDGE Giro: Goss, Impey, Keukeleire, Bobridge, Beppu, C. Meyer, Meier & Tuft plus one other rider to be named


that is just way too good for the TTT:mad:
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23 Apr 2012 15:00

at cyclingstartlists, they only have confirmed Uran and Henao for Sky. No Sivtsov. Does anyone think Henao will make the Top-10?
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23 Apr 2012 15:06

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:at cyclingstartlists, they only have confirmed Uran and Henao for Sky. No Sivtsov. Does anyone think Henao will make the Top-10?


With that competition in this Giro. Yeah, altough I still have higher hopes for Uran tbh
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23 Apr 2012 15:11

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:at cyclingstartlists, they only have confirmed Uran and Henao for Sky. No Sivtsov. Does anyone think Henao will make the Top-10?


henao we will see how much of a gt rider he will be in europe. in colombia his climbign became limited. but that doesn't say too much. see also last years utah where he climbed very well. he should do better than uran. he's a bigger talent. uran is less consistant
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23 Apr 2012 15:15

So you guys are 90% sure he makes Top-10? If assuming a 10% sickness/crash possibilitie...
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23 Apr 2012 15:19

I would suggest so yes. but if he rides a good gc he will do top 5 easily. not just top ten. if he fails he could finish 40. who knows
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23 Apr 2012 15:24

It's beyond me how anyone could be 90% sure that a guy who's never appeared in a GT before can make top ten right away.
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23 Apr 2012 15:26

SafeBet wrote:It's beyond me how anyone could be 90% sure that a guy who's never appeared in a GT before can make top ten right away.


he has won the vuelta colombia. that's as close as it gets to a gt.
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23 Apr 2012 15:36

Ryo Hazuki wrote:I would suggest so yes. but if he rides a good gc he will do top 5 easily. not just top ten. if he fails he could finish 40. who knows


so you think Top 5 will be Rujano, Quintana, Uran, Henao and? Serpa or Sarmiento?
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23 Apr 2012 15:38

search wrote:so you think Top 5 will be Rujano, Quintana, Uran, Henao and? Serpa or Sarmiento?


top 5 will be:

1 rujano
2 quintana
3/4 scarponi/henao
5 uran

without injuries etc
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23 Apr 2012 15:38

search wrote:so you think Top 5 will be Rujano, Quintana, Uran, Henao and? Serpa or Sarmiento?


IMo it will be close to this, and there will be definitely few riders with bad luck and crashes, so that's why duel leader for some podiums ;)

1. Scarponi 2. Rujano/Cuengo 3.Basso/Szmyd 4.Gadret. 5.Henao/Uran
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23 Apr 2012 16:07

Ryo Hazuki wrote:he has won the vuelta colombia. that's as close as it gets to a gt.

Plenty of Vuelta a Colombia winners have ridden in Europe, and few have been a GC threat.
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23 Apr 2012 16:29

back in the doping days yes. in the 80s it was an indiciation and now colombian cycling is stronger and more allround then ever. besides it's also the way henao won it and against who that was impressive.
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23 Apr 2012 16:38

Ryo Hazuki wrote:back in the doping days yes. in the 80s it was an indiciation and now colombian cycling is stronger and more allround then ever. besides it's also the way henao won it and against who that was impressive.

WT ranking:

31 URAN URAN Rigoberto COL19870126 SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 63
94 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis COL19871210 SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) 2

Amazing indeed :o
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