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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

13 Dec 2012 21:41

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Very good news, finally ;)

Hey Nibbles...
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The Astana train will crush all resistance m8, stop dreaming
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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13 Dec 2012 21:43

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Very good news, finally ;)

Hey Nibbles...
[edited for shame]

Where is that GESINK IZ TEH BIGGEST CLIMBING TALENT IN THE WORLDZZZZ !!!1!! video you made back in the day?

Vino attacks everyone wrote:The Astana train will crush all resistance m8, stop dreaming

Kruijswijk is better than any domestique Nibbles might have at his disposal.
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13 Dec 2012 21:53

dunno, it was on google video service which now went away (because google bought youtube). should still be there somewhere :)
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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13 Dec 2012 21:54

theyoungest wrote:Kruijswijk is better than any domestique Nibbles might have at his disposal.


Brajkovic :confused: thought I heard he was Nibali's super domestique.
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13 Dec 2012 21:56

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Very good news, finally ;)

Hey Nibbles...
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You will get the Nibali Gesink battle you always wanted

I cant wait, will be a bloodbath (im talking about the Nibali vs Gesink fan threads on here :D )

And Ryo explaining why they are both the most overated pathetic stupid, weak etc cyclists in history who only lucked out immensely to get such a weak field.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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13 Dec 2012 21:56

Pentacycle wrote:Brajkovic :confused: thought I heard he was Nibali's super domestique.

I've never seen Brajkovic ride like Kruijswijk in the final week of the Giro 2011.

Or maybe that 1 Dauphine...and yeah he finished 10th in the Tour last year which was awesome (it really was good!). But he didn't climb like Kruijswijk in that final week of giro 11
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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13 Dec 2012 22:00

The Hitch wrote: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.

Maybe he'll be forced to ride the Giro.
Besides bad weather, the route looks good for him.
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13 Dec 2012 22:01

The Hitch wrote:You will get the Nibali Gesink battle you always wanted

I cant wait, will be a bloodbath (im talking about the Nibali vs Gesink fan threads on here :D )

And Ryo explaining why they are both the most overated pathetic stupid, weak etc cyclists in history who only lucked out immensely to get such a weak field.

There will probably be some Colombians at the start line, so Ryo will bite his own a$$ if he says that ;)

There have been some Nibali-Gesink battles before, always resulting in an epic Gesink crash, so I'm not holding my breath.
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13 Dec 2012 22:02

We need revised poll options.
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13 Dec 2012 22:05

Dazed and Confused wrote:We need revised poll options.

we should change them once a week. :o
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 22:07

Eshnar wrote:we should change them once a week. :o


all the way into the 3rd week.
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13 Dec 2012 22:07

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I've never seen Brajkovic ride like Kruijswijk in the final week of the Giro 2011.

Or maybe that 1 Dauphine...and yeah he finished 10th in the Tour last year which was awesome (it really was good!). But he didn't climb like Kruijswijk in that final week of giro 11


Still better in the Tour than Kruijswijk, both crashed and Jani did much better. Some experts(read it in some magazine) were saying Kruijswijk was still recovering from Giro-Vuelta in 2011 this year. Rabobank has really pushed this guy to his limits. He's imho nothing more than a super domestique with reasonable climbing and good recovery.
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13 Dec 2012 22:08

theyoungest wrote:There will probably be some Colombians at the start line, so Ryo will bite his own a$$ if he says that ;)

.


They will all be dismissed as having to work for someone else (the ds's of said teams will be denounced as idiots who ruin cycling)

If perchance a Colombiano gets to lead a team, they will be excused for being "very sick the last 2 weeks" and their results will be highlighted as above everyones expectations considering the illness , which will prove that they would have won easily without it.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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13 Dec 2012 22:11

Pentacycle wrote: He's imho nothing more than a super domestique with reasonable climbing and good recovery.


:eek: Careful;)
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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13 Dec 2012 22:20

theyoungest wrote:
Kruijswijk is better than any domestique Nibbles might have at his disposal.


Brajkovic mate
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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13 Dec 2012 22:23

Kudos to Robobank-Blanco if RG indeed participate GIRO, finally they turn their heads around.:D
Either SKY bring us into future or bring us back ten years. Only time will tell.
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13 Dec 2012 23:02

Vincenzo Nibali, Joaquin Rodriguez, Robert Gesink, Sammy Sanchez, Ryder Hesjedal, Ivan Basso, Michele Scarponi, Domenico Pozzovivo, Franco Pellizotti, plus whichever Colombians show up. Gotta admit, the Giro fields is looking strong, should be a great race! :D

Also really glad the management of Blanco-Bank finally wised up and decided to send their best GC guy to a race where he could actually do well in.
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13 Dec 2012 23:03

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Very good news, finally ;)

Hey Nibbles...
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Image
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13 Dec 2012 23:14

Parrulo wrote:Image


Superior artwork.
Damn, we are at the height of darkness in my part of the world.
When will racing start?
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13 Dec 2012 23:57

time to post a Condor attacking a shark... but can't be fussed to open Photoshop atm :P
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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