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Who will win the 2013 Tour

Poll ended at 25 Oct 2012 12:09

Alberto Contador
61
62%
Cristopher Froome
25
25%
Andy Schleck
6
6%
Vincenzo Nibali
2
2%
Cadel Evans / Teehay Van Garderen
2
2%
Ryder Hesjedal
1
1%
Alejandro Valverde / Juan Jose Cobo
1
1%
Other (specify)
1
1%
 
Total votes : 99

Le Tour de France 2013: who will win?

24 Oct 2012 12:05

So the route was unveiled. An extensive food for thought was received for an off-season. So here we go. What do you think on who will win based on route and any other assumptions?
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24 Oct 2012 12:06

airstream wrote:So the route was unveiled. An extensive food for thought is received for an off-season. So here we go. What do you think on who will win based on route and any other assumptions?


Contador, tailor made for him.
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24 Oct 2012 12:10

Bit hard to say. With the current news it depends a bit on who will start I guess. But if he starts then Contador.
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24 Oct 2012 12:13

Bavarianrider wrote:Contador, tailor made for him.


pretty much
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24 Oct 2012 12:15

I think J Rod should focus on the Tour next year.
I don't think he'll ever get a better shot at a Tour Podium.
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24 Oct 2012 12:17

Not sure if you got all the riders. I'll wait until next year until a proper poll will be posted.
Do you want to watch better bike racing? => Team radios (not race radio) must go!
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24 Oct 2012 12:19

I find the level Froome showed in this year Tour completely irreal, the best thing for 10 years I follow the sport. If he reaches it again, he will win, but surely one can't guarantee anything. So I'd rate it like that: Froome 45%, Contador, 35%, Andy & others 20%
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24 Oct 2012 12:22

cineteq wrote:Not sure if you got all the riders. I'll wait until next year until a proper poll will be posted.


In short, you vote for Rodriguez?
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24 Oct 2012 12:30

froomey will win this bike race
Vino 4ever
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24 Oct 2012 12:43

Contador or Froome
Pinot third more than 5 minutes

Sagan green
Kessiakoff polka
Quintana white
Voeckler wins Mont Ventoux and maybe the most agressive rider
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24 Oct 2012 12:45

airstream wrote:So the route was unveiled. An extensive food for thought was received for an off-season. So here we go. What do you think on who will win based on route and any other assumptions?


So you've ditched your legend and jumped ship to the alien? Never mind your guy will finish 2nd in Paris as usual:D

Contador to win, Froome 2nd as usual, Valverde to finish 3rd thanks to Quintana and Baby to DNF.
(This is ofc assuming these riders will still be around come TDF 2013.)
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24 Oct 2012 12:47

airstream wrote:In short, you vote for Rodriguez?
Not necessarily. I don't like the way you paired riders, like Evans/TJ. It should be one rider per line. In any case, it's too soon to vote.

PS: Nibali already said he's doing the Giro.
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24 Oct 2012 12:48

I used to play poker a bit. Based on THIS picture:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/news/tour-will-finish-under-the-lights-feature-ventoux-alpe-dhuez_262414

I believe Contador has the best chance of winning. I'm thinking Froome will be #2 or 3, and the other podium spot will come from one of the less likely riders - like Teejay, or Purito. Schleck will do well to get top 10, and Wiggo will be focusing on the Giro and the Vuelta. Wiggo would have a hard time with this course. Evans won't make the top 10.
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24 Oct 2012 12:50

I voted Froome because I hope Alberto will skip the tour
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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24 Oct 2012 12:54

LaFlorecita wrote:I voted Froome because I hope Alberto will skip the tour

lol!

go flo!!!
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24 Oct 2012 13:00

the asian wrote:So you've ditched your legend and jumped ship to the alien? Never mind your guy will finish 2nd in Paris as usual:D

Contador to win, Froome 2nd as usual, Valverde to finish 3rd thanks to Quintana and Baby to DNF.
(This is ofc assuming these riders will still be around come TDF 2013.)


Well, sometimes I ought to be absolutely serious otherwise no one will talk to me. :) I highly doubt thatValverde will race.
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24 Oct 2012 13:06

If Froome finds the same form like this years Tour it will be very close between him and Contador.

Would love to see A.Schleck return to form too and podium but I have a feeling Pinot could sneak 3rd.
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24 Oct 2012 13:58

Epic victory for Andy.
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24 Oct 2012 14:32

Wiggins ice cool: "I wasn’t paying a lot attention" :D
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24 Oct 2012 15:38

Only 32 km of time trialing Andy will lose big time on, this has got to be his best shot at winning the tour, if he ever wins it I think it will be this year. Logically though it will be:
1st- Contador
2nd- Schleck
3rd- Froome
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