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22 Nov 2012 19:06

ILovecycling wrote:Oh man,that would be season of my life :)


Good would be if Froome got Second on the TDF. And Wiggles second on Giro, losing to Nibali.

Then, they go to the Vuelta, last chance!! and the result:

1. Valverde.
2. Wiggles.
3. Froome.

of course, with AC wining the TDF in great style!!
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22 Nov 2012 19:09

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:Wow, if cycling would be as boring as all those predictions I'd quit following it. :p


it is hard to beat a Strong guy, like Cancellara, Boonen, Contador, etc.. so it is hard to not be predictable!

But I would like to see new names winning the big races next year.. :)
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22 Nov 2012 19:17

virandociclista wrote:Good would be if Froome got Second on the TDF. And Wiggles second on Giro, losing to Nibali.

Then, they go to the Vuelta, last chance!! and the result:

1. Valverde.
2. Wiggles.
3. Froome.

of course, with AC wining the TDF in great style!!


Nice :D, climbers finally wake up.

virandociclista wrote:it is hard to beat a Strong guy, like Cancellara, Boonen, Contador, etc.. so it is hard to not be predictable!

But I would like to see new names winning the big races next year.. :)


Plus the top guys (with exception of Wiggo and other win only in the TT types) are often very exciting racers. Exhibit A: Boonen at Roubaix Exhibit B: Contador at Vuelta Exhibit C: Cance at...everything.
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22 Nov 2012 19:18

And where's the exhibit for Valverde being a very exciting racer?

And I find Cancellara to be quite boring after April actually(with a notable exception in 2008 and WC in 2009). If he raced more like he did in Tour de Suisse 2008... That was just insane. It's why I'm against time trials for the Tour de Suisse. Don't gift him the stages, make him fight for it!
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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22 Nov 2012 19:25

MSR: Degenkolb

RVV: Cancellara

P-R: Hushovd

AGR: Cancellara

FW: Vanendert

LBL: Sagan

Giro: Nibali
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Purito

GdL: Valverde
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22 Nov 2012 19:26

El Pistolero wrote:And where's the exhibit for Valverde being a very exciting racer?

And I find Cancellara to be quite boring after April actually(with a notable exception in 2008 and WC in 2009).


Valverde is just charming
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22 Nov 2012 19:27

Flamin wrote:MSR: Degenkolb

RVV: Cancellara

P-R: Hushovd

AGR: Cancellara

FW: Vanendert

LBL: Sagan

Giro: Nibali
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Purito

GdL: Valverde


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Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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22 Nov 2012 19:29

El Pistolero wrote:And where's the exhibit for Valverde being a very exciting racer?


The Vuelta! First winning the TTT, beats Purito to the first stage win, crashed out by Sky and desperately tries to make it back, beats Purito and Contador to another stage win, tries to chase down Contador on Fuente De and comes within 6 seconds of doing so, ends up 2nd on the podium :p

I wasn't saying every top guy is exciting just that often times a lot of them are. Especially in the classics more so than in the GT's.
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22 Nov 2012 19:30

Netserk wrote:Image


No, Hushovd will kick some *** this year :)
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22 Nov 2012 19:33

Flamin wrote:No, Hushovd will kick some *** this year :)

Kick @ss and come 2nd...
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22 Nov 2012 19:51

El Pistolero wrote:And where's the exhibit for Valverde being a very exciting racer?

And I find Cancellara to be quite boring after April actually(with a notable exception in 2008 and WC in 2009). If he raced more like he did in Tour de Suisse 2008... That was just insane. It's why I'm against time trials for the Tour de Suisse. Don't gift him the stages, make him fight for it!


You dont like him hah?:D
I hope it is not only for the LBL where he kicked Phil's ***:p:p
I expect big battle between them in 2013 Liege,looking forward :)
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22 Nov 2012 20:04

ILovecycling wrote:You dont like him hah?:D
I hope it is not only for the LBL where he kicked Phil's ***:p:p
I expect big battle between them in 2013 Liege,looking forward :)


He's a wheelsucker, especially in one day races. Barely co-operated with Evans and Phil to catch the duo up front, or to catch Phil later in the race. At the Worlds he didn't dare to ride a few seconds up front to chase after Phil.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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22 Nov 2012 20:33

MSR: Cavendish
RVV: Boonen
P-R: Boonen
AGR: Gilbert
FW: Rodriguez
LBL: Gilbert

Giro: Wiggins
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Contador

GdL: Rodriguez

Now on the likely basis of the UCI then ASO shafting Saxo.......I'd switch the GT's to...

Giro: Contador
Tour: Froome
Vuelta: Contador
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23 Nov 2012 08:43

El Pistolero wrote:He's a wheelsucker, especially in one day races. Barely co-operated with Evans and Phil to catch the duo up front, or to catch Phil later in the race. At the Worlds he didn't dare to ride a few seconds up front to chase after Phil.


Thats cycling :rolleyes:
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Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote:what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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23 Nov 2012 12:52

ILovecycling wrote:Thats cycling :rolleyes:


correction: that is clean cycling
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23 Nov 2012 12:53

El Pistolero wrote:He's a wheelsucker, especially in one day races. Barely co-operated with Evans and Phil to catch the duo up front, or to catch Phil later in the race. At the Worlds he didn't dare to ride a few seconds up front to chase after Phil.


that is post fuentes valverde for you. remember how ridiuclous he rode when 22/23 in kelme? lol, we all know now why.
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23 Nov 2012 23:28

andy schleck to get back to full fitness and crush the TDF !!
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24 Nov 2012 04:58

shades1 wrote:andy schleck to get back to full fitness and crush the TDF !!


First he has to avoid getting dropped in the ENECO Tour or actually be bothered that he is getting dropped. Like Brian Smith said on Eurosport, he wasn't trying and it's not a good look. But it would be good to see him get back to, if not his best, at least showing some fight.
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24 Nov 2012 16:30

MSRemo: 1° Degenkolb 2° Sagan 3° Boonen
RVVlaanderen: 1° Chavanel 2° Cancellara 3° Pozzato
PRoubaix: 1° Cancellara 2° Ballan 3° Terpstra
AGRace: 1° Voekler 2° Sagan 3° Cunego
FWallonne: 1° Dan Martin 2° Ulissi 3° J Rod
LBLiege: 1° Gilbert 2° Nibali 3° Schleck Andy
Giro D'Italia: 1° Nibali 2° Hesjedal 3° Pozzovivo 4° Porte 5° Scarponi (Contador if he rides it)
Tour De France: 1° Contador 2° Froome 3° Andy Shcleck 4° Evans 5° Rolland 6° Rodriguez 7° Rolland 8° Pinot 9° Van Den Broeck 10° Van Gardern
Vuelta a España 1° Valverde 2° Spaniard 3° Spaniard

World ITT: Wiggins
World RR: Quintana
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25 Nov 2012 00:08

Msr: Sagan
RvV: Cancellara
Paris-Roubaix: Boonen
AGR: Moser
FW: Purito
LBL: Gilbert

Giro: Nibali
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Purito

Worlds: Nibali
World TT: Cancellara
GdL: Uran
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