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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

24 Oct 2012 15:51

The real question is 'Who will finish second, Froome or Andy?'
Froome: 2nd at TdF '12 and VaE '11
Andy: 2nd at GdI '07 and TdF '09, '10 & '11
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24 Oct 2012 17:42

What??? Where is Purito? :(
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24 Oct 2012 18:13

bicifan wrote:What??? Where is Purito? :(


There is a 30 km ITT and alpine stages;)
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24 Oct 2012 18:56

Froome or Contador to win this. I'd love to see Andy win it but I'll wait until he shows some good form to start considering him a contender, I haven't lost all hope for him yet. One of the young riders to get 3rd, Tejay or Pinot.

And why is Cobo in the poll? Cobo will go down in history as an anonymous Vuelta winner that never did much else.

bicifan wrote:What??? Where is Purito? :(


At the Giro ;)
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24 Oct 2012 19:03

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BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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24 Oct 2012 19:05

bicifan wrote:What??? Where is Purito? :(


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24 Oct 2012 20:02

No stage in Italy, and no pending suspension. 2013 is this man's year:

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Too bad Cobo was part of the poll option :(
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24 Oct 2012 20:09

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

Are you planning to spirit him to some single cruise in the "Maldives" instead? He will be there and on fire.. everybody else riding for second
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24 Oct 2012 20:10

1.Contador
2.Andy Schleck
3.TJ
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24 Oct 2012 20:36

Telmisartan new wrote:1.Contador
2.Andy Schleck
3.TJ


Looks likely to me could be separated by less than 2 minutes.
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24 Oct 2012 20:47

Afrank wrote:And why is Cobo in the poll? Cobo will go down in history as an anonymous Vuelta winner that never did much else.


Active GT winner, so means he will probably for the rest of his career be trumped up as a threat to at least do something even if he's not likely to ever match anything like that level again.

After all, in two years at Abarcá (2010 and 2012) he has scored, combined, less than 20% of the number of points on CQ that he won solely for the Vuelta GC.

However, as to never doing much other than the 2011 Vuelta, there is:

3rd, 2007 Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th, 2007 GP Miguel Indurain
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 1
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 5
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco
8th, 2007 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
3rd, 2007 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Tour de France stage 10 (after Piepoli's DQ)
2nd, 2008 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos stage 5
6th, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos
1st, 2008 Volta a Portugal stage 9
4th, 2008 Volta a Portugal
1st, 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León stage 4
1st, 2009 Vuelta a España stage 19
10th, 2009 Vuelta a España
3rd, 2011 Vuelta a Burgos

It's not an amazing palmarès or anything, but I bet a lot of riders in the péloton would swap for Cobo's, even taking out the 2011 Vuelta.
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24 Oct 2012 21:07

Libertine Seguros wrote:Active GT winner, so means he will probably for the rest of his career be trumped up as a threat to at least do something even if he's not likely to ever match anything like that level again.

After all, in two years at Abarcá (2010 and 2012) he has scored, combined, less than 20% of the number of points on CQ that he won solely for the Vuelta GC.

However, as to never doing much other than the 2011 Vuelta, there is:

3rd, 2007 Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th, 2007 GP Miguel Indurain
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 1
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 5
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco
8th, 2007 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
3rd, 2007 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Tour de France stage 10 (after Piepoli's DQ)
2nd, 2008 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos stage 5
6th, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos
1st, 2008 Volta a Portugal stage 9
4th, 2008 Volta a Portugal
1st, 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León stage 4
1st, 2009 Vuelta a España stage 19
10th, 2009 Vuelta a España
3rd, 2011 Vuelta a Burgos

It's not an amazing palmarès or anything, but I bet a lot of riders in the péloton would swap for Cobo's, even taking out the 2011 Vuelta.


I meant he won't do much else in the future, He'll be like Angel Casero or Aitor Gonzalez both of whom had the high point of their careers when they won the vuelta but never achieved anything as big after their vuelta wins.
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24 Oct 2012 21:18

Afrank wrote:I meant he won't do much else in the future, He'll be like Angel Casero or Aitor Gonzalez both of whom had the high point of their careers when they won the vuelta but never achieved anything as big after their vuelta wins.


Many things depends on suppliers, oddly enough. Based on the Vuelta, Unzue obviously made Juanjo go paniagua. But if Cobo puts himself right with Matxin, everything is possible.
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24 Oct 2012 21:19

Dedelou wrote:Are you planning to spirit him to some single cruise in the "Maldives" instead? He will be there and on fire.. everybody else riding for second


Yeah.. a shame really :o
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24 Oct 2012 22:21

Andy.

It's just as suited to AS as it is AC. He is hitting peak years and will be hugely motivated after a terrible 2012.

As good as Froome was last year he could still lose a couple of mins to AS on the Alpe. Andy and AC will dominate the mountain finishes in the last 5-10km (after sky have done all the work whittling the peloton down) and Froome will not be able to live with the accelerations.
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25 Oct 2012 00:01

Looks like this one is perfect for AC. Expect Froome to get close though, given his last TdF.
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07 Nov 2012 00:36

K-0tic wrote:Looks like this one is perfect for AC. Expect Froome to get close though, given his last TdF.


What is it this with this Froome nonsesne? He is a spot player at best. When AC and Andy decide it is time to play next year he won't be near them.
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07 Nov 2012 01:27

ferryman wrote:What is it this with this Froome nonsesne? He is a spot player at best. When AC and Andy decide it is time to play next year he won't be near them.
You're so outdated, you're so 2010! :rolleyes: Saxo is not even a sure thing for the Tour, plus Contador's not the same guy he once was (see Vuelta 2012). And Andy? I guess other posters will fill you in.
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07 Nov 2012 06:32

A better rider theoretically always can hit the picture, no matter how strong others are. We should take note this.
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07 Nov 2012 08:17

cineteq wrote:You're so outdated, you're so 2010! :rolleyes: Saxo is not even a sure thing for the Tour, plus Contador's not the same guy he once was (see Vuelta 2012). And Andy? I guess other posters will fill you in.


AHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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