Log in:  

Register

Ivan Basso Discussion Thread

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Do you think basso will win Il Giro this year?

Poll ended at 02 May 2012 22:05

Yes.
38
34%
No.
74
66%
 
Total votes : 112

Ivan Basso Discussion Thread

27 Apr 2012 22:03

Do you think Ivan Basso will win Il Giro?
User avatar Zam_Olyas
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7,937
Joined: 30 Sep 2011 10:17
Location: Rubber Plantation.

27 Apr 2012 22:06

that's a very though question . . . option No will win this poll so i will vote for yes :cool:

on a serious note, if he arrives in similar shape to his giro 2010 shape i don't see why he shouldn't win, but will he be able to replicate such form? :o
User avatar Parrulo
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,122
Joined: 05 Aug 2010 01:42

27 Apr 2012 22:07

I think he will be up there but ultimately fail
gilbertador
Junior Member
 
Posts: 243
Joined: 19 May 2011 11:40

27 Apr 2012 22:08

Parrulo wrote:that's a very though question . . . option No will win this poll so i will vote for yes :cool:


I gotta keep believing :p
User avatar Zam_Olyas
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7,937
Joined: 30 Sep 2011 10:17
Location: Rubber Plantation.

27 Apr 2012 22:08

Image
Fetisoff
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,767
Joined: 22 Jan 2011 02:09

27 Apr 2012 22:09

Zam_Olyas wrote:I gotta keep believing :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfUYuIVbFg0
User avatar Parrulo
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,122
Joined: 05 Aug 2010 01:42

27 Apr 2012 22:10

ofc he will, he is the choosen nr 2 :)
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
User avatar Vino attacks everyone
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5,350
Joined: 05 May 2011 16:26

27 Apr 2012 22:10

Fetisoff wrote:Image


hey easy there fella, he will still most likely end up on the podium if he doesn't win, you make it sound like he won't even make the top 10.

and this preparation races aren't really any indication for basso as he never performs in them anyway
User avatar Parrulo
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,122
Joined: 05 Aug 2010 01:42

27 Apr 2012 22:12

Parrulo wrote:hey easy there fella, he will still most likely end up on the podium if he doesn't win, you make it sound like he won't even make the top 10.

and this preparation races aren't really any indication for basso as he never performs in them anyway


Is it just me, or does this sound like a challenge for an avatar bet? :D:D
Fetisoff
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,767
Joined: 22 Jan 2011 02:09

27 Apr 2012 22:13

Fetisoff wrote:Is it just me, or does this sound like a challenge for an avatar bet? :D:D


a win vs non win bet is unfair for the guy betting on the win. we can make it a basso vs purito bet tho if you want.
User avatar Parrulo
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,122
Joined: 05 Aug 2010 01:42

27 Apr 2012 22:14

An anonymous 5th.
User avatar will10
Senior Member
 
Posts: 6,013
Joined: 27 Dec 2010 14:08

27 Apr 2012 22:14



It doesn't work best when everyone knows what the link will be before they press it;)
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
User avatar The Hitch
Senior Member
 
Posts: 25,712
Joined: 14 Jun 2010 10:58
Location: London.

27 Apr 2012 22:17

I can definately see Basso win the Giro.

Unlike Nibali and Scarponi, he has been focused on it from the moment the route was announced, probably before.

Scarponi is seen by many as the favourite, but Basso did outclimb him in 2010. Not by much, but he did.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
User avatar The Hitch
Senior Member
 
Posts: 25,712
Joined: 14 Jun 2010 10:58
Location: London.

27 Apr 2012 22:20

Parrulo wrote:a win vs non win bet is unfair for the guy betting on the win. we can make it a basso vs purito bet tho if you want.


I know, that's why my typical offer for stuff like this is 1:4 (i.e. you have mine for 1 week if he doesn't win, I have yours for 4 weeks if he does, or 2 weeks vs 2 months). Or we can do 1:1 that he doesn't podium. Or 1 month vs 1 month that Purito finishes above him in GC
Fetisoff
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,767
Joined: 22 Jan 2011 02:09

27 Apr 2012 22:23

Fetisoff wrote:I know, that's why my typical offer for stuff like this is 1:4 (i.e. you have mine for 1 week if he doesn't win, I have yours for 4 weeks if he does, or 2 weeks vs 2 months). Or we can do 1:1 that he doesn't podium. Or 1 month vs 1 month that Purito finishes above him in GC


1 month vs basso bet.

I'm game if you are.
User avatar Parrulo
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,122
Joined: 05 Aug 2010 01:42

27 Apr 2012 22:29

Parrulo wrote:1 month vs basso bet.

I'm game if you are.


OK, we're on. Purito vs Basso in GC for one month.
We can talk specifics of the avatars to be chosen afterwards (of course it has to be cycling related, or at least not offensive, I wouldn't expect the loser of this to post with a Hitler avatar for a month :D)
Fetisoff
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,767
Joined: 22 Jan 2011 02:09

27 Apr 2012 22:43

He has a good chance because the line up is pretty weak but i root for Rujano so i got to say no :p
burning
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,179
Joined: 29 Feb 2012 21:33

27 Apr 2012 23:00

There's not a maybe option :p

I would like an Italian winner....
Basso would be my first choice
craig walsh always with us
User avatar mewmewmew13
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5,232
Joined: 09 Aug 2010 22:20
Location: co

27 Apr 2012 23:19

I see him performing reasonably well, but I don't think he will win. I rate Scarponi and Rujano above him on this course and at least one of them will beat him, in my opinion.
User avatar Sylvester
Junior Member
 
Posts: 543
Joined: 19 Sep 2010 18:35

27 Apr 2012 23:49

I think he has a good chance ( he has strung a few races together to help him get back to form ). If he recaptures his 2010 Giro form he will win.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

Quote:VAE
"Has Porte ever dropped Nibali in any mountain?"
D&C "He will soon..."
User avatar greenedge
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5,161
Joined: 27 Mar 2011 04:23

Next

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Akuryo, Alexandre B., Ataraxus, Bing [Bot], Carols, De Snelle Duif, Gigs_98, Google [Bot], indianfanboy, LaFlorecita, Libertine Seguros, Maaaaaaaarten, maltiv, Mr.White, nuvolablu, rghysens, SeriousSam, Shardi, thequestionmark, trevim, Velolover2, vladimir and 67 guests

Back to top