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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

10 Dec 2012 17:57

Pending reason why KAT was rejected from WT, Purito's team should be invited to the Giro, and probably La Vuelta as well. Not the way I envisioned it. :o
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10 Dec 2012 18:00

Ryo Hazuki wrote:acquarone showing his idiot self once again. he said that the invitation of coldeportes will depend on if uran and henao will ride the giro with sky. or else too many colombians :rolleyes:


You said ASO would most likely pick them for the Tour. If so, why would you want them in the Giro? They're not good enough to do both the Giro and the Tour.
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10 Dec 2012 21:28

El Pistolero wrote:You said ASO would most likely pick them for the Tour. If so, why would you want them in the Giro? They're not good enough to do both the Giro and the Tour.


of course they would be good enough to do both gt's. they have like 4 different gt leaders.
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12 Dec 2012 03:23

Duarte, Chaves and Atapuma. Who's the 4th???
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12 Dec 2012 11:19

greenedge wrote:Duarte, Chaves and Atapuma. Who's the 4th???


suarez

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12 Dec 2012 11:59

Ryo Hazuki wrote:suarez

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Suarez was pretty bad in 2012 although he was good in 2011 do you know what caused his underperforming in 2012?
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12 Dec 2012 12:23

Ruudz0r wrote:Suarez was pretty bad in 2012 although he was good in 2011 do you know what caused his underperforming in 2012?


he was undertrained like every rider of the team was. he had it worst though. he is a talent not much less of duarte, also as a youngster in colombia and I expect him to be well again in 2013. anyway they could split the team quite easily by sending chaves and atapuma to the giro and duarte and suarez to the tour for instance. also all of their other riders are pretty good too, not greenedge or argos climbers. so they should be able to animate as well, although winning might be harder. should they do bith gt's they will add some extra rider in june from their ct team that is literally loaded with talent in 2013.
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13 Dec 2012 19:11

so W is not riding GIRO for sure???
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13 Dec 2012 19:45

maxmartin wrote:so W is not riding GIRO for sure???

we know nothing for sure :rolleyes:
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13 Dec 2012 20:37

Gesink will ride the Giro together with Kruijswijk and Kelderman, just got confirmed.
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13 Dec 2012 20:39

classicomano wrote:Gesink will ride the Giro together with Kruijswijk and Kelderman, just got confirmed.


very good indeed.
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13 Dec 2012 20:40

:eek::eek::eek: well that's unexpected (and great)
classicomano wrote:Gesink will ride the Giro together with Kruijswijk and Kelderman, just got confirmed.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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13 Dec 2012 20:40

classicomano wrote:Gesink will ride the Giro together with Kruijswijk and Kelderman, just got confirmed.
Awesome!!!! Now waiting for Froome and Purito to confirm. :)
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13 Dec 2012 20:47

YEAHHHHHH. Here are the TT'ers. And what would happen if Wilco do the Van Garderen style in the TDF? i mean **** his own leader in the climbs and of course in the Itts. ?¿? Also i can see Kruivswijk more than one time stronger than Robert in the mountains. His 2011 Giro tell me that. The news is great.
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13 Dec 2012 21:10

cineteq wrote:Awesome!!!! Now waiting for Froome and Purito to confirm. :)


Froome at the Giro:confused:

the guy has made clear he would rather be a bottle carrier at the Tour. The rain and cold of the corsa rosa would make it an incredibly stupid way to waste his season.
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13 Dec 2012 21:18

Jason_Mercier wrote:YEAHHHHHH. Here are the TT'ers. And what would happen if Wilco do the Van Garderen style in the TDF? i mean **** his own leader in the climbs and of course in the Itts. ?¿? Also i can see Kruivswijk more than one time stronger than Robert in the mountains. His 2011 Giro tell me that. The news is great.

Kelderman needs to have made a big step over the winter to be better than Gesink in the mountains. Kruijswijk is a different story. At any rate they'll be sending a team that is a gazillion times better than last year ;)
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13 Dec 2012 21:28

Jason_Mercier wrote:YEAHHHHHH. Here are the TT'ers. And what would happen if Wilco do the Van Garderen style in the TDF? i mean **** his own leader in the climbs and of course in the Itts. ?¿? Also i can see Kruivswijk more than one time stronger than Robert in the mountains. His 2011 Giro tell me that. The news is great.


If Gesink turns out to be his former 2010-11 self he's the best GT rider on [color="Red"]Rabobank[/color]Blanco. Kruijswijk can try a De Gendt while the other favourites hesitate, but in most cases he'll be the super domestique. Concerning Kelderman I don't really expect much from his first GT. Maybe the TT's suit him, but he's just there to finish, maybe get in a break.

Still I wonder how Gesink will handle the Giro-Tour double(if this is the plan), history has taught us it isn't exactly the best preparation. :p
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13 Dec 2012 21:34

Very good news, finally ;)

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13 Dec 2012 21:36

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Very good news, finally ;)

Hey Nibbles...
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13 Dec 2012 21:40

HAHAHA Nice.
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