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Who will win 2013 GIRO?

Nibali
90
32%
Rodriguez
29
10%
Hesjedal
16
6%
Basso
9
3%
Wiggins
106
38%
Scarponi
2
1%
Others
29
10%
 
Total votes : 281

29 Nov 2012 15:28

Nibali, you better get your **** togheter now. :D
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29 Nov 2012 15:48

Dazed and Confused wrote:its adapt or switch off the TV.


Fortunately i dont have to addapt to nothing because i didnt live this period. But i imagine this is too much for old cycling fans. Its a bit sad.
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29 Nov 2012 16:02

Jason_Mercier wrote:Fortunately i dont have to addapt to nothing because i didnt live this period. But i imagine this is too much for old cycling fans. Its a bit sad.


More talk than action these days, thats for sure. Panache is now mostly a word.
There are times now when the TV is in great danger.
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29 Nov 2012 16:05

airstream wrote:Wiggo will own this with smile

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In this photo he is so cocky and with this idiotic smile.Hate this guy.I wish Froome to smash his a*s in the mountains one day.:mad:
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Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote:what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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29 Nov 2012 16:08

ILovecycling wrote:In this photo he is so cocky and with this idiotic smile.Hate this guy.I wish Froome to smash his a*s in the mountains one day.:mad:


Yea ugh :mad: :mad:
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29 Nov 2012 16:19

ILovecycling wrote:In this photo he is so cocky and with this idiotic smile.Hate this guy.I wish Froome to smash his a*s in the mountains one day.:mad:


+1, Froome to smash wiggo :p.

airstream wrote:Wiggo will own this with smile

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The Wiggo smirk reminds me of this
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29 Nov 2012 17:03

ILovecycling wrote:In this photo he is so cocky and with this idiotic smile.Hate this guy.I wish Froome to smash his a*s in the mountains one day.:mad:


It is just a pure satisfaction from well done work. :) :D Though I can imagine what Sky boys thought. Something like: ' Damn, why the hell everyone is so weak??!" Froome was able to sprint on the verge of lift-off on Peyragudes.

18. Valve (Pithy) wrote:. Scarponi was probably less doped up than before, so that explains that.

I don't think so. Scarponi looked well only compared to Nibali who literally presented 2nd spot to him in the third week since Gardeccia the Shark lost to everyone in top-5 on the climbs. Scarponi shouldn't do anything extraordinary to lose to Contador 7 minutes. There is much between them surely, but not so much. Scarponi gave a great result, but did he show anything really spectacular? NO.
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29 Nov 2012 17:13

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Not me. I just thought Basso, Scarponi (and Rujano :o ) would be a bit stronger. Scarponi was probably less doped up than before, so that explains that.


I don't think so. Scarponi just look like that compared to Nibali who was obviously prepared not very good. In fact Nibali sort of presented Maglia Rosa to Scarponi in the third week. Before Gardeccia Nibali always finished higher, but since then the Shark lost literally to anyone in top-5 in the third week.
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29 Nov 2012 17:23

airstream wrote:It is just a pure satisfaction from well done work. :) :D .


Yeah,sure :D
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Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote:what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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29 Nov 2012 22:59

Netserk wrote:Too much of a coward to take meaningful time from Contador when he had the chances.
Wow, so 99.9% of the riders are cowards, according to your logic? :confused: Can you specify where he could have taken more time then if you don't mind...
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30 Nov 2012 14:26

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Not me. I just thought Basso, Scarponi (and Rujano :o ) would be a bit stronger. Scarponi was probably less doped up than before, so that explains that.


rujano got mononucleosis, he hasn't touched bis bike from giro until recently. which is actually a good thing as he gave his disease the time to leave the body entirely, unlike many other pro's have done
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30 Nov 2012 14:31

Jason_Mercier wrote:Maxime Monfort. But i cant see him fighting for a Top10. Conclussions: We'll only have climbers except Wiggins. And that's not good. But we'll have "offensive" guys like Nibali or Samuel. So i expect the race wont be too boring. Acquarone has the win key. If he invites Coldeportes all approachs will change.


cuando se invitará coldeportes por el tour. coldeportes llegar con el b team en giro(atapuma)

when coldeportes will also be invited to tour(pretty good chance), coldeportes will come with their b team to the giro, which means no duarte for sure.
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30 Nov 2012 15:37

Pretty good chance? No way they will be invited for the Tour, certainly not if Argos doesn't get a WT license.
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30 Nov 2012 15:50

Dazed and Confused wrote:More talk than action these days, thats for sure. Panache is now mostly a word.
There are times now when the TV is in great danger.


Yes quite. Nibali to win on the decents is a very sad confirmation of the lack of individual tactics and nouse. Radios and riders taking orders from DS'sare to blame
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30 Nov 2012 17:03

bicifan wrote:Wow, so 99.9% of the riders are cowards, according to your logic? :confused: Can you specify where he could have taken more time then if you don't mind...


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30 Nov 2012 17:10

theyoungest wrote:Pretty good chance? No way they will be invited for the Tour, certainly not if Argos doesn't get a WT license.


it's the 100th tour and prudhomme has said it himself.
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30 Nov 2012 17:12

Ryo Hazuki wrote:it's the 100th tour and prudhomme has said it himself.
why should that imply inviting Coldeportes? :confused:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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30 Nov 2012 17:14

Eshnar wrote:why should that imply inviting Coldeportes? :confused:


prudhomme has said in honor of the 100th tour he want to celebrate the history of the tour and invite a colombian team again.
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30 Nov 2012 19:17

Ryo Hazuki wrote:prudhomme has said in honor of the 100th tour he want to celebrate the history of the tour and invite a colombian team again.


But it is far more likely he will end up celebrating French history and just invite all French teams he can find again. Like basically every year.
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30 Nov 2012 20:35

Dutchsmurf wrote:But it is far more likely he will end up celebrating French history and just invite all French teams he can find again. Like basically every year.


so? there are 3 french pct teams, which leaves one more invitation to coldeportes. also reason why I suspected they said wether saxo gets a wt or not it won't influence their wildcard policy. to me is them basically saying they already have their wildcards fixed and nothing will change that.
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