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13 Nov 2012 03:15

Cobo shall get a top 5 at the Vuelta.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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"Has Porte ever dropped Nibali in any mountain?"
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13 Nov 2012 04:53

A rider wearing OGE livery wins a stage at the Bay Crits. Unfortunately for the riders on the roster, the stage winner is Robbie McEwen.
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13 Nov 2012 08:04

greenedge wrote:Cobo shall get a top 5 at the Vuelta.


that's not bold at all.
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13 Nov 2012 09:48

Moser and Sagan to win two or three classics between them.

Baby Schleck to get pinged.

Teejay to start the tour as No.1 BMC rider, Cadel to retire prior to the tour.

Contador will win 90% of the races he starts including the Tour and Vuelta.

Sky return to 2011 form.

Cancellara to have a crack at LBL.

Ferari (the sprinter not the Doc) and Cav an accident waiting to happen .... and it does.
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13 Nov 2012 13:11

no pro tour license for SAXO
and no Tour wild card for SAXO = another Giro, Vuelta double for Alberto
Froome wins the Tour over 5 minutes, Pinot for second
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13 Nov 2012 15:42

M Sport wrote:Moser and Sagan to win two or three classics between them.

Baby Schleck to get pinged.

Teejay to start the tour as No.1 BMC rider, Cadel to retire prior to the tour.

Contador will win 90% of the races he starts including the Tour and Vuelta.

Sky return to 2011 form.

Cancellara to have a crack at LBL.

Ferari (the sprinter not the Doc) and Cav an accident waiting to happen .... and it does.


Ummm... they were very decent in that year ? Ended the year as the top team in CQ rankings. Maybe you meant 2010 rather ?
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13 Nov 2012 16:30

Bold ? Hmm ? I'd have to say Andy Schleck winning either the Giro or Tour in the similar manner of 2007's tour battle between Rasmussen and Contador. :D:D:D

and then justifying his new "program" as being clean and simply training harder than ever.. :D
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13 Nov 2012 16:40

The Alpine Time Trial will decide the 2013 Tour but the winner of the tour will not win the stage.

Sky will win five grand tour classifications.

John Degenkolb will win the Green Jersey.
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13 Nov 2012 16:51

-Contador won't attack on the first mountain of the Tour
-Andy Schleck will be competitive outside of July and the Ardennes
-Ryo will receive the most bans next year
-Cav will win MSR
-Gilbert won't win any race in the Ardennes
-Boom will win a classic
-The Dutch will give a damn about a GT outside of July (This means no California)
-Bruyneel to receive a lifelong ban
-The Vuelta will have more mountain stages than this year
-Cancellara will be tt world champ again.
-Contador will surprise everyone and try the Giro Tour double again
-Ricco announce he's in training for his comeback in 20 years
-LaFlo is gonna post less than 100 pictures of Contador in any thread
-The Clinic won't explose as soon as Contador wins a race
-Sagan will have a dissapointing year
-Armstrong will **** of many many people with stupid, arrogant tweets
-Fuentes will speak of his football clients and We will be World Champion 2010:eek:
-McQuaid will be fired
-Wiggins will do at least one stupid thing in every interview
-Moser will be World Champion
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13 Nov 2012 18:09

How bold do I want to be?

Moser to be the worlds number one winning everything with a uphill finish
Gilbert doesn't win a single classic with the World Champs jersey.
J-Rod wins a time-trial in a grand tour but cracks on a steep climb (lol)
Contador does the Triple Crown
Goss becomes the world's best sprinter.
Moser fanboy.

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13 Nov 2012 18:33

Red Rick wrote:-Contador won't attack on the first mountain of the Tour
-Andy Schleck will be competitive outside of July and the Ardennes

-Ryo will receive the most bans next year
-Cav will win MSR
-Gilbert won't win any race in the Ardennes
-Boom will win a classic
-The Dutch will give a damn about a GT outside of July (This means no California)
-Bruyneel to receive a lifelong ban
-The Vuelta will have more mountain stages than this year
-Cancellara will be tt world champ again.
-Contador will surprise everyone and try the Giro Tour double again
-Ricco announce he's in training for his comeback in 20 years
-LaFlo is gonna post less than 100 pictures of Contador in any thread
-The Clinic won't explose as soon as Contador wins a race
-Sagan will have a dissapointing year
-Armstrong will **** of many many people with stupid, arrogant tweets
-Fuentes will speak of his football clients and We will be World Champion 2010:eek:
-McQuaid will be fired
-Wiggins will do at least one stupid thing in every interview
-Moser will be World Champion


These are super-bold :D
and
-Contador will surprise everyone and try the Giro Tour double again

I want to see this so sooo much:)
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14 Nov 2012 14:08

Leif Hoste will win a sprint.

Thomas de Gendt will win a spring classic after an attack less than 10k before the finish.

Rodriguez won't finish second in a GT.

A rider under 25 will podium in the Tour.

The prix de combativité won't be for a Frenchman.

Someone in the top 10 of the Tour will win the mountain jersey.

Wouter Vandenhaute will admit that changing the course of the Ronde van Vlaanderen wasn't a good idea.
[SIZE="1"]La fatica in montagna per me è poesia - Marco Pantani
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14 Nov 2012 14:17

Afrank wrote:Greipel to race other races than small crap sprinter races and the Tour, and actually go for the win in them.


He tried Sanremo, Wevelgem, Vattenfall, Olympics, Scheldeprijs, even Roubaix this year. He does race classics, but he is simply not noticed because he does not get any result.
I wonder why not try Paris Brussel and Paris Tours instead of some minor race. But he has a long season allready doing Down under till Munsterland Giro every year. He seems to be better in stage-races. Maybe he can recover relatively good?

skidmark wrote:- Phinney to podium Roubaix
- Andy Schleck to win the Worlds
- Cav sets a Sky jersey on fire as a victory celebration after winning his 6th stage of the Tour
- Sky to hire Hincapie in a directorial position, then fire him when doping questions are asked by the media, stating he 'wasn't truthful' with them when hired and they didn't know about his past
- Dombrowski top 10s Giro helping Wiggins as a neo-pro; Lutsenko wins nothing
- Rebellin has a great year, wins a WT event with a Polish team


Pantani_lives wrote:Leif Hoste will win a sprint.

Thomas de Gendt will win a spring classic after an attack less than 10k before the finish.

A rider under 25 will podium in the Tour.

The prix de combativité won't be for a Frenchman.



These are good ones!


My bold ones:
-Gilbert outsprinted in LBL by Vinokourov. Later a French newspaper claimes Vinokourov bought him a beer and a 60,000 euro watch in Monaco.
-Ulissi wins Fleche Wallone
-Lance decides to make a comeback
-Argos does not get their well deserved WT spot but wins 4 out of 6 sprints in the Tour.
-Bruyneel does not get suspended, which results in a strike during Giro stage 11.
-Pat McQuaid takes a step back.
-Boonen, Boom and Pipo crash on Carrefour and Turgot wins Paris Roubaix outsprinting Hushovd, Ballan, Cancellara and Roelandts. Vanmarcke punctured while riding 15 sec for the lead group on the last cobbled section.
-Lieuwe Westra world champion TT
-Movistar wins TTT (ok its not a bold one but a lot of people seem to think it is)
-Boonen again looses Omloop het Volk and become 2nd.
-Pozzato to win Sanremo again
-Cancellara wins the WC RR with a 40k attack, because the Spanish riders wont cooperate.
-Ryder Hesjedal wins the KOM in france
-Strade Bianche is broadcasted live
-Wiggins wins PN and becomes the subtop GC/TT rider he was for the last years, so thats it in 2013.
-Cadel starts MTB training again for Rio 2016
-the French teams join forces so there is actually one decent French WT team.
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14 Nov 2012 16:00

paris-roubaix sunday will be muddy
Vino 4ever
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14 Nov 2012 16:11

Pantani_lives wrote:A rider under 25 will podium in the Tour.


Not that bold (Pinot)
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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14 Nov 2012 22:22

Devolder wins De Ronde.
Pozzato wins snowy Paris - Roubaix.
Cancellara wins Amstel.
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14 Nov 2012 22:42

Canc to target the ardennes classics, bury himself on an attack gifting someone else the win, and not even finish top 5. His legacy will become a cliché and pulling a spartacus will be a euphemism for an extremely talented rider with comically bad tactical sense
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14 Nov 2012 23:08

Pantani_lives wrote:Rodriguez won't finish second in a GT.



Why is that bold? Hes only ever done it once.
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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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16 Nov 2012 01:12

[quote="Matthijs"]

Leaders for big races:
Rolland
Pinot
Voeckler
Coppel

Stage Hunters:
Roy
Dumoulin
Roux
Fedrigo
Kern
Geniez
Brice Feillu
Hivert

Sprinters:
Romain Feillu
Demare
Bouhanni
Petit
Turgot (also cobbles)
Soupe
Simon

Workers:
Cousin
Jerome
... Cofidis, Europcar, FDJ, Sojasun, Bretange
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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D&C "He will soon..."
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16 Nov 2012 01:47

both me and benjamin noval reach our respective racing weight
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