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Which team will be the most successful in 2013?

SKY
38
38%
BMC
8
8%
RadioNissan Trek
3
3%
Saxo Tinkoff
18
18%
Omega Pharma Quick Step
25
25%
Other
9
9%
 
Total votes : 101

Which "Superteam" will be the most successful in 2013?

12 Dec 2012 19:48

I remember last year there was a thread about BMC, SKY and RNT reasons/facts to be the more successful team this 2012. Pretty clear it has been SKY. I liked that thread...

So with licencenses given, I keep BMC, SKY, RNT an due to transfer season I add Saxo and Omega.
(I understand "Superteams" as very good teams with dominants riders in their ranks and it's my personal opinion)


[SIZE="5"]Team SKY[/SIZE]
Image

Key Riders: Wiggins and Froome



[SIZE="5"]BMC[/SIZE]
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Key riders: Evans and Gilbert



[SIZE="5"]Radioshack Nissan [/SIZE]
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Key Riders: Cancellara, Andy Schleck



[SIZE="5"]Saxo Tinkoff[/SIZE]

(No promotional picture yet, so due to 4 limit pictures per post I don't insert a picture of Saxo Tinkoff)

Key riders: Alberto Contador



[SIZE="5"]Omega Pharma[/SIZE]

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Key Riders: Boonen, Cavendish and Tony Martin
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12 Dec 2012 19:49

Astana got an amazing classics team and a very good gc team. If Saxo is here, so is Astana ;)
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12 Dec 2012 19:52

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Astana got an amazing classics team and a very good gc team. If Saxo is here, so is Astana ;)


I think they lack a dominant rider without Vino:p But I agree they are a strong overall team
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12 Dec 2012 19:56

Sky probably.

And i was one of the ones that said sky last year as everyone else went for BMC and OPq;)
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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12 Dec 2012 19:57

Saxo an Radioshack aren't superteams. BMC is also uncertain with aging leaders like Evans and Hushovd. And of course OPQS gets the most wins, with Sky a remote 2nd.. Martin, Cav and Boonen will probably win 30 races or more together, if they get their train sorted out.
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12 Dec 2012 19:58

it should be sky but the last brailsford interview got me worried, hope he doesn't take the foot off the gas though.it's a wonderful team there
my pick is astana and movistar
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12 Dec 2012 20:01

Saxo - Tinkoff.

Standby for a return to the CSC of 2004/2005.
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12 Dec 2012 20:22

Sky - I hope :)

Of the others I hope OPQS do well integrating Cav into the line up.
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12 Dec 2012 20:26

The Hitch wrote:Sky probably.

And i was one of the ones that said sky last year as everyone else went for BMC and OPq;)


http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=16237&highlight=team

With everyone you mean 6 people?
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12 Dec 2012 20:51

Team Katusha.
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12 Dec 2012 20:54

El Pistolero wrote:http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=16237&highlight=team

With everyone you mean 6 people?


and by being one of the ones that got sky right he means one of the majority of the forum that chose sky as it was tied with bmc.
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12 Dec 2012 20:55

Sky by CQ points

Omega Pharma with stage/1 day wins
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12 Dec 2012 21:19

IlCobraFan wrote:Team Katusha.
Love it!!!! :D
Do you want to watch better bike racing? => Team radios (not race radio) must go!
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12 Dec 2012 21:23

IlCobraFan wrote:Team Katusha.


Agree with you

(I'm hoping great stuff for Europcar too)
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12 Dec 2012 21:59

Catwhoorg wrote:Sky by CQ points

Omega Pharma with stage/1 day wins


Sounds about right.
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12 Dec 2012 22:01

Parrulo wrote:and by being one of the ones that got sky right he means one of the majority of the forum that chose sky as it was tied with bmc.


You do know that 34% is not a "majority" ;)
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


journalist with integrity.
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12 Dec 2012 22:05

The Hitch wrote:You do know that 34% is not a "majority" ;)


"In British English, majority and plurality are often used as synonyms"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majority
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12 Dec 2012 22:20

Hard to vote for Saxo when they were this close from being left out of the WT (even considering Contador's point impediment)
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12 Dec 2012 22:21

Sky............
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Dec 2012 22:30

I wonder what thought of Season RSN will have, the have Fabian to do well in the classics and time trials, but can A Schleck find any sort of form?
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