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06 May 2012 17:14

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06 May 2012 17:17



Does it deserves a new thread?
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06 May 2012 17:19

If he's going with BMC he certainly won't ride the Tour de France for the next couple years.
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06 May 2012 17:21

I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.
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06 May 2012 17:25

evans is pretty old and rumor is Kruzinger is leaving ASTANA the end of the season, both BMC and ASTANA needs young GT rider, if BMC pays TGVG 2 M a year, i think it is proper to pay Nibali 2.5M
spalco wrote:If he's going with BMC he certainly won't ride the Tour de France for the next couple years.
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06 May 2012 17:27

I would love to see him go to BMC, but with all the big name riders already on that squad I doubt he would go there. Not enough opportunity, he would have to compete against Gilbert and Evans for lead in the classics, and in grand tours he would only be able to go for the win in the giro and vuelta.

Astana would be the wise choice, in grand tours they don't have anyone that can seriously contend for GC, but they have plenty of guys who could support him in his GC hopes.
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06 May 2012 17:31

El Pistolero wrote:I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.


Agreed, will be interested to see how he goes this Summer.

Having spent your whole career going for the big one, nearly achieving it and missing, probably thinking the moment had passed and then achieving it very late on, I wouldn't be surprised if he struggled to motivate himself now.
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06 May 2012 17:33

This will make things very easy for me, you see, I was wondering whether Nibali was a likeable rider or not. Now, if he goes to BMC, clearly he isn't a cool rider and nobody should support him. If he goes to Astana on the other hand, chances are he'll turn out to be a very cool rider, very likeable, and I'll cheer for him.
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06 May 2012 17:34

Get your checkbook out Riis
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06 May 2012 17:35

Would be nice to see ACF and dwlsonic cheering for Nibali. but also would like to see him at astana.
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06 May 2012 17:37

Between Astana and BMC - Astana will have better support - Kiserlovski, Masciarelli (where is he), Tiralongo, etc., Kreuziger probably will be in OPQS next year (LL is 38?).

OGRE, Saxo also need a GC contender (with points).
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06 May 2012 17:37

El Pistolero wrote:I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.


I want to see Evans hold it out long enough for Contador to beat him in the 2013 TDF tt:p
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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06 May 2012 17:37

Not necessarily he can only race Giro and Vuelta? This summer we will have a direct comparison between him and Evans in the tour:D

Plus winning Giro seems always a big objective for Nibali, before he can achieve that I think he is OK with not riding Tour

Afrank wrote:I would love to see him go to BMC (because it is one of my favorite teams), but with all the big name riders already on that squad I doubt he would go there. Not enough opportunity, he would have to compete against Gilbert and Evans for lead in the classics, and in grand tours he would only be able to go for the win in the giro and vuelta.

Astana would be the wise choice, in grand tours they don't have anyone that can seriously contend for GC, but they have plenty of guys who could support him in his GC hopes.
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06 May 2012 17:41

saxo no money, ogre probably want a Aussie GT rider maybe evans retirement team
killswitch wrote:Between Astana and BMC - Astana will have better support - Kiserlovski, Masciarelli (where is he), Tiralongo, etc., Kreuziger probably will be in OPQS next year (LL is 38?).

OGRE, Saxo also need a GC contender (with points).
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06 May 2012 17:59

maxmartin wrote:Not necessarily he can only race Giro and Vuelta? This summer we will have a direct comparison between him and Evans in the tour:D

Plus winning Giro seems always a big objective for Nibali, before he can achieve that I think he is OK with not riding Tour


Until Evans retires or leaves the team (which I doubt he will do) he will probably be the leader at the tour meaning Nibali would have to foucus on the Giro or Vuelta. Nothing wrong with foucusing on the giro or vuelta but if Nibali did want to win the tour, and if that was a goal of his, he would have to compete with Evans for leadership.
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06 May 2012 18:05



That money is the root of all evil.
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06 May 2012 18:06

Afrank wrote:Until Evans retires or leaves the team (which I doubt he will do) he will probably be the leader at the tour meaning Nibali would have to foucus on the Giro or Vuelta. Nothing wrong with foucusing on the giro or vuelta but if Nibali did want to win the tour, and if that was a goal of his, he would have to compete with Evans for leadership.


why would evans remain the team leader for the tour even after he starts his decline as a rider? that doesn't make any sense

i hope he doesn't go to BMC tho.
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06 May 2012 18:18

With 2.5 million euros offered we can exclude a couple of contenders for his signature that's for sure...
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06 May 2012 18:36

If he goes to Astana, imagine him meeting Iglinsky at camp...

Kinda awkward.
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06 May 2012 18:50

rxgqgxnyfz wrote:If he goes to Astana, imagine him meeting Iglinsky at camp...

Kinda awkward.


meh, awkward part will be when Kiserlovski crush him in the mountians so hard that nibbles suddenly find himself as a domestique :D
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