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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

09 Nov 2012 23:17

ferryman wrote:Possibly. But it will last for half a bike length before the real action starts. That includes OUR boy Airstream. Remember Andy;)


Airstream is no real fan, he jumps ships from one challenger to the next faster than Andy can whine :p
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09 Nov 2012 23:38

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Airstream is no real fan, he jumps ships from one challenger to the next faster than Andy can whine :p


Fook. That just leaves me then. Ermm Go Andy rah rah rah:)
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10 Nov 2012 00:15

airstream wrote:the opposite


If he was on another team sure, But not on Sky. I think he will just wait for Contador to make his move and wait for the right opportunity.

ferryman wrote:Fook. That just leaves me then. Ermm Go Andy rah rah rah:)


And me, :o I refuse to give up hope for Andy! Andy to win the Tour by 10 minutes! :p
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10 Nov 2012 03:19

airstream wrote:the opposite


Utter nonsense. No evidence of previous form that this will be the case. Froome is a pure engine, even on hills. He cannot jump on the pedals and accelerate away. Surely he would have shown this in at least one stage in the Vuelta if it was the case? All he could do was follow like a sheep.

I'm curious. Do you now rate Froomes chances greater than Andys?
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10 Nov 2012 07:56

Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:Utter nonsense. No evidence of previous form that this will be the case. Froome is a pure engine, even on hills. He cannot jump on the pedals and accelerate away. Surely he would have shown this in at least one stage in the Vuelta if it was the case? All he could do was follow like a sheep.

I'm curious. Do you now rate Froomes chances greater than Andys?


What evidence do you want? The Vuelta where everything Froome did was fight against spasm-like post Tour and Olympics fatigue? Pure engine is Ivan Bassо or Levi Leipheimer. Froome is a very explosive climber based on the Tour and the 2011 Vuelta. He could drop Valverde and Contador on one of the hilly finishes. At the expense of a 'pure engine', ah?

I'd rate it like that: Froome 45%, Contador, 35%, Andy & others 20%
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10 Nov 2012 08:03

Froome or Andy what does it matter Alberto will win by 10 minutes and win 3 stages
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10 Nov 2012 08:06

Froome will not beat Andy and Contador if they are all on form and that there is no accident, if he does i will change my username to Airstream is the greatest.
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10 Nov 2012 08:10

Zam_Olyas wrote:Froome will not beat Andy and Contador if they are all on form and that there is no accident, if he does i will change my username to Airstream is the greatest.

It isn't honest 'cos in case Froome wins you will try to justify this with a bad form. Bad form is a thing one can try justify anything.
Well ok based on what you do rate Froome lower? You are even being quite sarcastic to me as I see.

[QUOTe=ILoveCycling]Froome to attack Alberto at first summit finish?Hah.IMO he doesnt have balls for this[/QUOTE]
Was Froome descried in any fear? I didn't notice that. Even knowing he was relatively weak he tried to drop Contador on Gallina. So I think he will try.
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10 Nov 2012 08:18

airstream wrote:It isn't honest 'cos in case Froome wins you will try to justify this with a bad form. Bad form is a thing one can try justify anything.


We will ask Susan Westermeyer whether if anyone is not in their best form but if froome does not win what are you preparing to do?
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10 Nov 2012 08:25

airstream wrote:Was Froome descried in any fear? I didn't notice that. Even knowing he was relatively weak he tried to drop Contador on Gallina. So I think he will try.


He had to attack cos he knew that in next stages Alberto will be stronger,he tried to take advantage of Alberto's bad race fitness.Thats my theory,maybe its wrong but its my opinion.
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10 Nov 2012 08:51

Zam_Olyas wrote:We will ask Susan Westermeyer whether if anyone is not in their best form but if froome does not win what are you preparing to do?

nothing. But I feel strongly about my opinion :)
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10 Nov 2012 09:04

airstream wrote:nothing. But I feel strongly about my opinion :)


Wuss :p then deal is off.
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10 Nov 2012 12:05

Lol this is funny :D I only see airstream comments cos you quote him, they make me laugh :D :D
"The second place is not good."
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10 Nov 2012 14:45

I assume who will be banned on the forum after Ax-3-Domaines stage. :D
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10 Nov 2012 18:32

airstream wrote:I assume who will be banned on the forum after Ax-3-Domaines stage. :D


I think a lot of people(maybe even me with my first ever ban:rolleyes:),but I know what do you mean:D
We can make prediction list:o
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10 Nov 2012 21:27

LaFlorecita wrote:Froome or Andy what does it matter Alberto will win by 10 minutes and win 3 stages


It matters a lot. But never mind, it will be a Andy/Alberto showdown. But it won't be 10 minutes my little flower.
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10 Nov 2012 21:28

ILovecycling wrote:I think a lot of people(maybe even me with my first ever ban:rolleyes:),but I know what do you mean:D
We can make prediction list:o


Probably airstream after completely losing it when Alberto wins the stage by 3 minutes :D
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10 Nov 2012 21:29

ferryman wrote:It matters a lot. But never mind, it will be a Andy/Alberto showdown. But it won't be 10 minutes my little flower.


I know my little ferryman but I can hope
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10 Nov 2012 21:47

We will see if we can see best Alberto. In past Vuelta their attacks weren't as good as before and "Purito" resisted them well.
But Contador is a regular cyclist and he usually don't have bad days.
Duel should be Froome - Contador but if Andy get his level he can do it well too.
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11 Nov 2012 00:29

I do not think the tt will amke much difference between AC and Froomey so the tour will be made in the mountains. AC to win comfortably by 2 min++
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