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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

14 Dec 2012 22:37

bicifan wrote:Who will get the 4 GIRO wildcards: Qhubeka, Katusha, Farnese, Europcar, Colnago, Netapp or IAM?

Maybe Katusha will be re-instated in the world tour.


Whats Europcar's plan here?
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14 Dec 2012 22:52

Dazed and Confused wrote:Whats Europcar's plan here?

none. They probly didn't even request a wc.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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14 Dec 2012 22:57

the best trained and doped rider as always will win!
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14 Dec 2012 23:02

vinno69 wrote:the best trained and doped rider as always will win!


1. no they do not allways win
2. Doping is another part of the forum
3. Nibali will win
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

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

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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14 Dec 2012 23:06

Vino attacks everyone wrote:1. no they do not allways win
2. Doping is another part of the forum
3. Nibali will win
Did anybody tell you're a smart poster?
Do you want to watch better bike racing? => Team radios (not race radio) must go!
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14 Dec 2012 23:10

cineteq wrote:Did anybody tell you're a smart poster?


no, but i hope that one day people will appreciate my genious ;)
"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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15 Dec 2012 00:52

bicifan wrote:Who will get the 4 GIRO wildcards: Qhubeka, Katusha, Farnese, Europcar, Colnago, Netapp or IAM?

Maybe Katusha will be re-instated in the world tour.


If Katusha get re-instated, that means theres only 2 wildcard left (Androni already have theirs) and no way will Farnese and Colnago will be left out.
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15 Dec 2012 11:34

I think in the next Giro D'Italia we could see many surprises in the GC. At first a Franco Pellizzoti who has comeback at the 2009 level, Carlos Betancur, who has finished 4° in Trentino, Winner Anacona, which in his first year as a professional rider was near the bests climbers on the Vuelta, the leaders of Coldeportes if Acquarone invite the team, Steven Kruivswijk (if he confirmed the 2011 level) Wilco Kelderman, benefited by the ITT, Robert Kiserlovski, the GC guy of Radioshack which did a good race in 2010, Gianluca Brambilla, if he improves in Omega Pharma, Mikel Landa and Rafal Majka, and Henao or Porte as team leaders if Wiggins finally doesnt ride. Who knows if Aru and Dombrowski will ride. The logic says no but if they ride i can see them as surprises of the race and Superdomestiques.
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15 Dec 2012 11:45

Changed my mind; I voted for Nibali, but obviously Gesink will win now that he is participating
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/video-gesink-takes-aim-at-2013-giro-ditalia
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15 Dec 2012 11:53

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Changed my mind; I voted for Nibali, but obviously Gesink will win now that he is participating
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/video-gesink-takes-aim-at-2013-giro-ditalia


I'll stick with Nibali, but I like this:

"he [Gesink] is going to Italy with the maglia rosa in mind, inspired in part by Ryder Hesjedal's victory in 2012."
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15 Dec 2012 12:13

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Changed my mind; I voted for Nibali, but obviously Gesink will win now that he is participating
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/video-gesink-takes-aim-at-2013-giro-ditalia

Realistically speaking,

Nibali, number of GT podiums: 4, of which 1 win.
Gesink, number of GT podiums: 0

Then again, the same went for Hesjedal before last year ;)
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15 Dec 2012 12:26

Nibali will come to the giro with a very strong squad (only Sky might be stronger on paper). And with the spirit of Vino I can't see why this is even a disscusion? :D
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

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

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
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15 Dec 2012 14:20

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15 Dec 2012 14:45

Well Gesink vs. Nibali vs. Wiggins sounds great to me; can't wait until the Giro :D
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15 Dec 2012 15:04

The Gesink of the Vuelta wouldnt do nothing against Nibali, Wiggins and even Samuel Sánchez if he come back in top shape after the injury.
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15 Dec 2012 15:50

Jason_Mercier wrote:The Gesink of the Vuelta wouldnt do nothing against Nibali, Wiggins and even Samuel Sánchez if he come back in top shape after the injury.


Not saying Gesink'll kill everybody and be back to the best he ever was; but if everything goes normal, obviously he should be a better than in the Vuelta.
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15 Dec 2012 17:34

Jason_Mercier wrote:The Gesink of the Vuelta wouldnt do nothing against Nibali, Wiggins and even Samuel Sánchez if he come back in top shape after the injury.

You do realise Gesink virtually had no preparation for last years Vuelta? He had ok form after an ok-ish preparation (more like recovery from the tour fall) and obviously was a bit far from his 2010/11 level
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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15 Dec 2012 18:56

The Gesink of 2010/2011 wouldnt do nothing against Nibali, Wiggins and even Samuel Sánchez if he come back in top shape after the injury. As much a 3rd place if Samu or Wiggins dont come to Italy. Do you realise this?
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15 Dec 2012 18:58

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:You do realise Gesink virtually had no preparation for last years Vuelta? He had ok form after an ok-ish preparation (more like recovery from the tour fall) and obviously was a bit far from his 2010/11 level


Could be true, his crashes were worse than they first appeared. Wiggins' 2011 collarbone fracture, even if that looked bad, healed quite well. He was already training on rollers a few days afterwards, which meant he was able to do a sufficient preparation for the Vuelta, even without racing days.
Fact remains that we haven't seen the 2011 Dauphine Gesink in a while, and there's no reason to believe he'll be back for next season. He's definitely not a Giro favourite, like Wiggins(?), Purito, Hesjedal or Nibali obviously are.
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15 Dec 2012 20:43

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:You do realise Gesink virtually had no preparation for last years Vuelta? He had ok form after an ok-ish preparation (more like recovery from the tour fall) and obviously was a bit far from his 2010/11 level

That's true, Van Houwelingen also said that he was surprised by Gesink's performance as his preparation was far from ideal ("op z'n jan-boerenfluitjes", as Van Houwelingen called it). You could also see that after the Vuelta he was completely dead, at the Worlds. Non stop rehabilitation, training, and racing since October last year.

Anyway, we'll see, I'm still to be convinced that post-legbreak Gesink can climb as well as before. The Tour of California and the final weekend of the Tour de Suisse leave me somewhat hopeful in that regard.
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