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11 Nov 2012 22:08

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Bold predictions...some predictions are not really that bold..

Let me try some BOLD predictions:
-Quintana to podium a GT
-Van Avermaet wins the Amstel Gold Race
-'team former Rabobank' to finish 1st at the World Tour ranking


Those are not really that bold. You can see Quitnana podiuming a GT, Vuleta or Giro.
GVA with some luck can win Amstel.

The last one is the boldest one, but if they pull it together and focus, wchich they should as some might fight for contracts and such - they have an all - round team to be in contention at least.

My prediction - Cav not to win any stage at the Tour. That's bold :p
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11 Nov 2012 22:09

Start out easy. Simon Gerrans to win the TdU. If he doesn't, then another Greenedge rider will. The win will be dedicated to Matt White.
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11 Nov 2012 22:27

Descender wrote:Andrew Talansky to podium a GT.


i'd like it
maybe a top 5 is a bit more realistic
his TT skills could go well in the Nice TTT at the Tour (he is maybe a bit young and must support Ryder at the Tour)
or he can be on form for Romandie+Giro
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11 Nov 2012 22:33

Sky july fanboys not to become may fanboys and invade the forum during ii giro.
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11 Nov 2012 23:06

pastronef wrote:i'd like it
maybe a top 5 is a bit more realistic
his TT skills could go well in the Nice TTT at the Tour (he is maybe a bit young and must support Ryder at the Tour)
or he can be on form for Romandie+Giro


That's why it's bold..
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11 Nov 2012 23:55

Nico Roche to podium in a Classic
(Having finally listened to what Daddy and Sean have been telling him for years ;))
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11 Nov 2012 23:58

a colombian to win the tour de Lavenir.
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12 Nov 2012 00:42

Wiggins to win both the giro and tour (Froome to have an unfortunate accident and breaks a collarbone).
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12 Nov 2012 02:05

-Wiggo burns out and becomes a Trackie again
-Sky merges with Rabobank
-Purito becomes a mountain biker
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12 Nov 2012 02:58

armstrong gets really fat, is captured on camera by paparazzi, dazed and confused in a walmart at 3am wearing bright yellow sweatpants
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12 Nov 2012 04:23

The winner of Milan-San Remo to be someone who did well at the Tour Down Under, either who won a bunch of sprints or won the overall.

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

Mario Cipollini to make his long awaited comeback to cycling and go head to head with Mark Cavendish and finally settle the question, who is the greatest sprinter in history.

Tylar Farrar to win a classic :eek:

schralp wrote:-Wiggo burns out and becomes a Trackie again
-Sky merges with Rabobank
-Purito becomes a mountain biker


Robert Gesink becomes a mountain biker/cyclocrosser :D
And dominates! :eek: move over Sven Nys.
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12 Nov 2012 13:44

- Cavendish won't win a single race, the Germans will annihilate him all year long in every bunch sprint.
- Vanmarcke and Boom will destroy all competition in the cobbles classics and White Label will be nr 1 team of the spring.
- Basso and Nibali will drop Wiggins in every mountain stage of the Giro
- Froome will leave Contador behind in the mountains in the Tour and wins easily
- Moser wins the WC RR
- Purito wins the Vuelta and starts smoking cigars during the final stages as an early celebration
- Gesink won't crash once in the Tour
- Andy Schleck will start in a few races without finishing them and announces he will be ready for the tour in 2014.
- Voeckler gets caught for using EPO and the ASO reacts by legalizing all medicines and substances.
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12 Nov 2012 13:55

Leonardus wrote:- Cavendish won't win a single race, the Germans will annihilate him all year long in every bunch sprint.
- Vanmarcke and Boom will destroy all competition in the cobbles classics and White Label will be nr 1 team of the spring.
- Basso and Nibali will drop Wiggins in every mountain stage of the Giro
- Froome will leave Contador behind in the mountains in the Tour and wins easily
- Moser wins the WC RR
- Purito wins the Vuelta and starts smoking cigars during the final stages as an early celebration
- Gesink won't crash once in the Tour
- Andy Schleck will start in a few races without finishing them and announces he will be ready for the tour in 2014.
- Voeckler gets caught for using EPO and the ASO reacts by legalizing all medicines and substances.

Twice? :p




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12 Nov 2012 14:21

Bjarne, Chris and Levi to keep their hair stylists.
Wait... Did you ask for bold or bald predictions?
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12 Nov 2012 16:08

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 is an "*" prediction not a "bold[B][/B] one
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12 Nov 2012 16:47

Leonardus wrote:- Cavendish won't win a single race, the Germans will annihilate him all year long in every bunch sprint.
- Vanmarcke and Boom will destroy all competition in the cobbles classics and White Label will be nr 1 team of the spring.
- Basso and Nibali will drop Wiggins in every mountain stage of the Giro
- Froome will leave Contador behind in the mountains in the Tour and wins easily
- Moser wins the WC RR
- Purito wins the Vuelta and starts smoking cigars during the final stages as an early celebration
- Gesink won't crash once in the Tour
- Andy Schleck will start in a few races without finishing them and announces he will be ready for the tour in 2014.
- Voeckler gets caught for using EPO and the ASO reacts by legalizing all medicines and substances.
Now they're bold. :D
Actually, all those predictions are very reasonable. ;)
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12 Nov 2012 17:04

Tour of Beijing becomes a two week stage race.

Ponferrada doesn't find enough funds, 2014 worlds is moved to Doha
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12 Nov 2012 20:07

Peter Sagan will burn out and never hit 2011/2012 form for the rest of his career.

Robert Miller Anounces his comeback.

Sky dominate everything.

The Tour of Britain becomes a 3 week Grand Tour.
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12 Nov 2012 21:20

The Hitch wrote:a colombian to win the tour de Lavenir.


How is that a bold prediction? More or less nailed on ;)
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12 Nov 2012 22:13

- 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
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