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09 Nov 2012 23:28

The Hitch wrote:Wiggins to get through an interview with an average of less than 2.5 swearwords per minute


I think that will not happen. One article i read said as he was getting pulled away in the ambulance he flipped the bird to the media.

@Wigwan, Jens Attacks and LS got some pretty good picks last year.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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

Quote:VAE
"Has Porte ever dropped Nibali in any mountain?"
D&C "He will soon..."
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10 Nov 2012 00:04

Bold predictions
Cavendish not get dropped on the Poggio and go on to win the bunch sprint (too bad that Cancellara, Sagan, and Nibali had already made it to the finish in a breakaway)

Evans to enter the tour as BMC's leader only to have Tejay attack him and everyone else to win the first MTF stage and end up on the podium.

Tony Martin to podium in a GT.

Wiggins to have no motivation and enter the Giro out of form, get dropped in the mountains, and get beaten in the TT...by Joaquim rodriguez.

Andy Schleck to win the Tour :eek:
by 5 minutes :eek:

Slightly more realistic predictions
Gilbert to do the Ardennes triple, win paris tour, Lombardia, a handfull of stages and defend his rainbow stripes, thus putting a end to the curse of the rainbow jersey. :cool:

Nibali to win the Giro.
Rodriguez to win his first GT.
Cance to win Flanders and Roubaix


cineteq wrote:- Gesink to win La Vuelta.
- Wiggins to retire as he's taken to an anger management clinic.
- T. Martin will win Dauphiné by 1 sec.
- Froome is found to be a real bio hazard after testing positive for radioactivity.
- A French to win Le Tour, not sure if it's Pinot or Rolland.


Nice one :D
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10 Nov 2012 00:06

Contador, Valverde busted for dope

Boom to win one of the bigger cobbled races

Gerrans to win nothing

Evans to retire

Gesink to crash in the giro or tour (oh wait..)
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10 Nov 2012 03:31

Contador, Schleck, Teejay, Pinot and Rolland to drop Froome on one of the major mountain stages. Thus ending the hype.
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10 Nov 2012 06:02

greenedge wrote:I think that will not happen. One article i read said as he was getting pulled away in the ambulance he flipped the bird to the media.

@Wigwan, Jens Attacks and LS got some pretty good picks last year.


Maybe he can do it if he switches to sign language? :p
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10 Nov 2012 07:21

riccardo ricco will be back in the peloton
phil will win san remo,ronde and roubaix
contador will win le tour by 8 minutes at least
rujano wins giro,andy schleck second,danilo di luca third
vino wins the olympics road race and decides to continue one more season


putain!hahaha

my 2013 bold predictions coming right now:


riccardo ricco will be back in the peloton
JTL will win amstel and LBL
rebelllin will win volta catalunya plus the MTF of madonna di campiglio
rujano will take two stages in le tour plus KOM
wiggins,quintana and richie porte podium in il giro
cobo,froomey and alberto podium in le tour
wiggins,valverde and henao podium in la vuelta
danilo di luca will find a team in january
kash to find his legs finally,treathened to death by vino if not
hagen and stannard deliver in the cobbled classics.
Vino 4ever
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10 Nov 2012 08:21

Sagan to win MSR, GW and AGR.
Gilbert to win FW and LBL
Boonen to repeat RVV and PR.
Henao to finish in top 10 on cqranking.com
Ryo Hazuki wrote:contador is such a coward :o
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10 Nov 2012 08:25

Ivan Basso to have a great Giro before gloriously retiring.
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10 Nov 2012 08:41

Chris Froome to set the record ascent for Alpe d'Huez :D
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10 Nov 2012 09:33

The Hitch wrote:Schleck to attack once in the Tour then proudly declare that he was the only person to attack all race.


That's not bold enough:D
Let us remember what happened on March 16th, 2014

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10 Nov 2012 10:05

SKY will win the GTs(Giro, Tour, Vuelta)

a french man get the Tour podium
Voeckler dont win Tour stage
Sagan wins the green, the world and minimum 3 classics
bad year for Purito
Giro Galibier stage shortened
strike/scandal on the TDF, both riders, and spectators
Columibians wins over 10 stage on GTs, and 3 jerseys(white, polka dot, etc...)
Pat Mcquaid will fall, but no real changes
Armstrong wins a triatlon race
one rider who win a GT before will busted for dopping
Bruyneel and Ferrari opens a brothel
Radiosack gets out cycling
something bad happens with Hincapie
Heras win the Ruta de Conquistadores
Ullrich returns to cycling as a DS
someone -former US Postal- write a book
Hungary get a first proconti team, and get wildcard of the Giro2014
Sean Yeats will drunk and get a new tattoo
Bodrogi wins the world TT
Cobo retired
no italian/spaniard on the Giro/Vuelta podium



sorry weak english particularly the grammar
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10 Nov 2012 10:40

Vanmarcke will win either RVV or PR
Van Garderen will win TDF
Cav will win MSR and GW
Schleck will race actively from March to October
Pozzovivo will podium Giro
LL Sanchez will win WC TT
Fuglsang will have a monster season
Farrar will win at least 3 GT stages + good performance in cobbled classics

I will add stuff If something comes to my mind :)
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10 Nov 2012 11:01

Here are my predictions for 2013.

Tour of Qatar.... Cav
Paris Nice.... Porte
Milan San Remo.... Moser
Flanders.... Thomas
Paris Roubaix.... Stannard
LBL... Quintana
Giro.... Wiggo
San Sebastian.... Gasparotto
Paris Tours.... Stannard
Beijing.... Tony Martin again (who else).

Please don't pester me for the winners of the TDF, Vuelta or the Tour of Denmark yet as I am yet to decide.
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10 Nov 2012 11:07

- Sky will have a horrible year. Particularly the british will underperform, with Wiggins dropping out of the Giro and Froome barely managing to get into the top 10 in the TDF. Their season will only somewhat be saved by Henao podiuming in the Vuelta, EBH winning AGR and Dombrowski winning Dauphine.

- Sagan doesn't win anything in the first half of the season and later admits that he's been partying and signing boobs instead of training. Comes back in form for worlds and wins the sprint for 2nd behind Cancellara who wins solo.

- Cancellara wins M-SR, RVV, P-R and Worlds RR.
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10 Nov 2012 11:09

The Hitch wrote:Schleck to attack once in the Tour then proudly declare that he was the only person to attack all race.


You forgot the full line - Schleck to attack once, look behind him after 10 seconds and promptly give up:D
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10 Nov 2012 11:13

LaFlorecita wrote:My prediction for 2013 Alberto to win this and I win cq game

Tour + 3 stage win 840
Giro + 3 stage win 710
Vuelta + 1 stage win 570
Lombardia 275
LBL 275
FW 220
Milano Torino 140
Giro dell Emilia 140
Worlds 400
Tirreno + 2 stage win 320
Pais Vasco + 1 stage win 280
Dauphiné + 2 stage win 320
San Luis + 3 stage win 170

And that is just wins


Sorry, I know you are Pistoleros number one fan, but I think the more likely prediction is that he tests positive again and/or Bjarnes past catches up and Saxobank folds mid season.
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10 Nov 2012 11:14

Zam_Olyas wrote:Ivan Basso to have a great Giro before gloriously retiring.


Yup. Just like your prediction last year that Ryder wouldn't top 5 Il Giro :D
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10 Nov 2012 11:24

laziali wrote:Sorry, I know you are Pistoleros number one fan, but I think the more likely prediction is that he tests positive again and/or Bjarnes past catches up and Saxobank folds mid season.


That's just why the thread's title isn't '2013 likely predictions' ;)

My predictions:
> total destruction of classics field by Boasson
> Rabobank returns to cycling halfway through the season
> Valverde will race in Italy, winning at least Worlds and Lombardia
> Cav doesn't get any sprint victory in the Tour, but wins a mountain stage in a break with Greipel
> Gilbert gets in better form than in 2011 and wins whatever B Hagen doesn't win
> OPQS get less than 50 victories
> Leipheimer, Danielson and Zabriskie have at least 5 victories each
> Cobo wins something
> Someone under the age of 21 will win a WT race or stage c.q. starting a new Moser/Sagan-like hype
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10 Nov 2012 11:47

> G Thomas to dominate on the cobbles
> Voigt, Horner and Rebellin to get in a breakaway together somewhere and have a good laugh about the past
> Lutsenko to not win a race
> TJVG totally fails to get a 2012 like season
> Kittel to win 75%+ bunch sprints at le Tour
> Cav to not whine after a sprint loss
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10 Nov 2012 11:50

laziali wrote:Yup. Just like your prediction last year that Ryder wouldn't top 5 Il Giro :D


Well, even Bobby Dylan comes out with not so great a song sometimes :P :D
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