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10 Dec 2012 16:25

julienpretotRTR ‏@julienpretotRTR
FDJ have WT status - source
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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10 Dec 2012 16:26

And lotto also 99% sure

so really between argos and saxo, my money is on argos
"The second place is not good."
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10 Dec 2012 16:27

The Hitch wrote:What about FDJ

Pinot<<<< Contador (I think everyone but this Jason Merecier character agrees).

Whoever the **** else they got<<<<<<< Kreuziger, Roche, Majka, Rogers, breschel.


And ASo would invite Pinot anyway. Why they got to send his bottle carriers to fight time limits in every wt race around europe if hes going to do the Tour anyway

[color="White"]I am aware of the FDJ roster[/color]


FDJ is French that means they will make it into the WT.

Also Arnaud Demare scored 80 WT points in that German "classic"(by which I mean small meaningless race) which helps them big time.
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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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10 Dec 2012 16:28

LaFlorecita wrote:julienpretotRTR ‏@julienpretotRTR
FDJ have WT status - source


Even by Mcquaid UCI standards this is a horrible decision that will damage the sport immensely
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
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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10 Dec 2012 16:30

The Hitch wrote:Even by Mcquaid UCI standards this is a horrible decision that will damage the sport immensely


Now no way saxo will get wt, uci sucks
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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10 Dec 2012 16:31

Considering Lotto lost Gianni Meersman because of this WT mess I hope they don't make it. Which is unfair to them since they won the WT in 2011, but teams get no points even if they supported the rider scoring points.... In reality it's AG2R and Euskaltel that shouldn't be in the WT. They were bad this year, but because of signings they were able to buy a WT license. Teams should get at least half the points a rider scores... Would make cycling a safer investment for sponsors.
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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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10 Dec 2012 16:32

LaFlorecita wrote:And lotto also 99% sure

so really between argos and saxo, my money is on argos


Ofc, shimano is official UCI partner.
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10 Dec 2012 16:34

Cimber wrote:Ofc, shimano is official UCI partner.


this is such a mess
"The second place is not good."
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10 Dec 2012 16:38

LaFlorecita wrote:this is such a mess


Cycling is such a corrupt sport, unfortunately.
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10 Dec 2012 16:39

Argos, Lotto and fdj in, official
"The second place is not good."
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10 Dec 2012 16:39

Team Argos-Shimano ‏@1t4i

World Tour licence for Team Argos-Shimano!
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10 Dec 2012 16:41

Argos, FDJ and Lotto get WT licenses.

No Saxo.
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10 Dec 2012 16:42

UCI must choose between Argos-Shimano and Saxo.

UCI is sponsored by Shimano.

UCI chooses Argos-Shimano

F*** UCI :mad:
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10 Dec 2012 16:43

Lotto is confirmed?
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10 Dec 2012 16:43

Grzdylu wrote:Lotto is confirmed?


Yep. Definite.
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10 Dec 2012 16:44

Gloin22 wrote:Yep. Definite.


Not yet I think, but I don't think Lotto lose the last place
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10 Dec 2012 16:47

Finally some great news from the UCI. :)
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10 Dec 2012 16:47

Great, WT teams that will have an awful year next season:

- Lotto-Belisol: they have no one anymore besides Greipel. They're a victim of the WT system.

- Argos-Shimano: Their team is crap and Cavendish will beat Kittel most of the time.

- Euskaltel: Probably the worst WT team. Only Samu Sanchez can ride good results and maybe Igor Anton.

FDJ: Bad team, they only have Arnoud Demare and Pinot.
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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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10 Dec 2012 16:50

WorldTour licence for @Lotto_Belisol !

Thanks to the riders, staff and sponsors for their engagement!
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10 Dec 2012 16:51

El Pistolero wrote:
- Argos-Shimano: Their team is crap and Cavendish will beat Kittel most of the time.


Ever heard of this Degenkolb guy? Quite talented...
Then there's a certain current Avenir winner...

But of course the glory of Roche, Bennati or Breschel outhshines them all. :p
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