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16 Dec 2012 21:59

Avoriaz wrote:So far 65 people have voted.

Team leaders so far are:

Astana - Nibali 53%
BMC - Gilbert 28%
Cannondale - Sagan 47%
lampre - Cunego 36%
OPQS - Boonen 32%
Orica - Clarke/Albasini 16%
Sky - Henao 24%
Vacansoleil - de Gendt 27%
Movistar - Quintana 32%
Ag2r - Pozzovivo/Betancur 26%
Euskaltel - Sanchez 54%
Blanco - Sanchez 25%
Garmin - Martin 24%
Argos - Degenkolb 49%
Saxo - Contador 49%
FDJ - Pinot 61%
Lotto - Greipel 23%
Radioshack - Cancellara 52%

I'm a bit surprised by the amount who picked Henao despite the fact that he barely launched a single attack during the entire 2012 season, and didn't win anything either. Most others on the list are either big winners or very aggressive riders (or both). Henao rode into two GT top 15's without attacking once - hardly the sort of race style which normally is appreciated with the fans (I like Henao too though, just pointing out that he's the odd one out here)
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16 Dec 2012 22:43

Katusha - Purito Rodriguez (ever since the stand still on Sierra Nevada waiting for Valverde)
Astana Pro Team - Nibali (always messing with bigger guys than him) and Tiralongo (the mountain domestique)
BMC Racing Team - Hushovd (I started to watch cycling in 2009 and I was amazed how such a big guy was climbing so smoothly on the Tour stage to Grand Bornand)
Cannondale - Agnoli (if he's staying cause he's also a good mountain domestique)
Lampre – Merida - no one
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team - Boonen (he breathes cobblestones), Chavanel (not really top classics material but he'll get one someday) and Keirsbulck (seems like he'll be a great rider)
ORICA GreenEDGE - no one
Sky Procycling - Kyrienka (the "souplesse" riding towards Sestriere was just something out of the ordinary), Knees (what a beast) and Hagen (he's too good to be riding as a domestique in every other important race)
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - Valls (attacking all over the place in his first Tour) and De Gendt (the proof that is possible to have spectacle and results: perhaps Hoogerland could learn something from this :) )
Movistar Team - Quintana (ultimate climber), Costa (portuguese and very smart riding) and Arroyo (my first cycling memories are of him winning in Portugal)
AG2R La Mondiale - no one
Euskaltel Euskadi - Nieve (the very definition of epic and old school climbers)
Blanco - Sanchez (tactical genius and a true all rounder)
Garmin Sharp - Martin (attacking style climber, what's not to like?), Vansummeren (all rounder type without a big ego stopping him from working to others), Navardauskas (that Tour....) and Klier (such a coolness on the cobbles)
Team Argos–Shimano - Degenkolb (the classics one, the sprinter not so much)
Team Saxo – Tinkoff - Velasco (for so many reasons although clinic not one of them :D)
FDJ - Offredo (attacking the big boys in the big ones) and Pinot (please french people, don't screw this one)
Lotto Belisol - Bak (the wins and the work) and Roelandts (I don't really have a reason for that)
RadioShackNissan - Frank (I like his style climbing), Kloden (always missing the gold spot), Andy (that's a climber) and Cancellara (the most powerful rider around)
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16 Dec 2012 22:55

maltiv wrote:I'm a bit surprised by the amount who picked Henao despite the fact that he barely launched a single attack during the entire 2012 season, and didn't win anything either. Most others on the list are either big winners or very aggressive riders (or both). Henao rode into two GT top 15's without attacking once - hardly the sort of race style which normally is appreciated with the fans (I like Henao too though, just pointing out that he's the odd one out here)


Well, the majority of Sky riders are a bit like marmite: you either like them or hate them.

Across the teams S American riders polled very well, with Quintana leading on Movistar and many votes for Rujano, Uran, Betancur, Anacona elsewhere
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16 Dec 2012 22:59

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16 Dec 2012 23:03

Astana Pro Team --> Nibali
BMC Racing Team --> Phinney
Cannondale --> Sagan
Lampre – Merida --> Ulissi
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team --> Boonen
ORICA GreenEDGE --> Langeveld
Sky Procycling --> Boasson Hagen
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team --> De Gendt
Movistar Team --> Valverde
AG2R La Mondiale --> Betancur
Euskaltel Euskadi --> Anton
Blanco --> Boom
Garmin Sharp --> Vansummeren
Team Argos–Shimano --> Kittel
Team Saxo – Tinkoff --> Contador
FDJ --> Pinot
Lotto Belisol --> Roelandts
RadioShackNissan --> Cancellara
Europcar --> Rolland
Katusha - Ignatiev
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16 Dec 2012 23:21

Avoriaz wrote:So far 65 people have voted.

Team leaders so far are:

Astana - Nibali 53%
BMC - Gilbert 28%
Cannondale - Sagan 47%
lampre - Cunego 36%
OPQS - Boonen 32%
Orica - Clarke/Albasini 16%
Sky - Henao 24%
Vacansoleil - de Gendt 27%
Movistar - Quintana 32%
Ag2r - Pozzovivo/Betancur 26%
Euskaltel - Sanchez 54%
Blanco - Sanchez 25%
Garmin - Martin 24%
Argos - Degenkolb 49%
Saxo - Contador 49%
FDJ - Pinot 61%
Lotto - Greipel 23%
Radioshack - Cancellara 52%


Chapeau sir.
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17 Dec 2012 00:01

Astana - Kessiakoff
BMC - Gilbert
Cannondale - Sagan
Lampre - Cunego
OPQS - Chavanel
Orica - Teklehaimanot
Sky - Dombrowski
Vacansoleil - Valls
Movistar - Cobo
Ag2r - Pozzovivo
Euskaltel - Sanchez
Blanco - Gesink
Garmin - Hesjedal
Argos - Veelers
Saxo - Duggan
FDJ - Pinot
Lotto - J. Vanendert
Radioshack - A. Schleck

Katusha- Rodriguez
Europcar- Voeckler
Cofidis- Taaramae
CSF- Pirazzi
Sojasun- Engoulvent
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17 Dec 2012 00:54

gunara wrote:Exactly this, and what airstream said, too.


That's twice this week I've agreed with Airstream...must be an internet virus;)
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17 Dec 2012 01:46

Astana Pro Team > BRAJKOVIC Janez
BMC Racing Team > Cuddles
Cannondale > Sagan
Lampre – Merida > Matthew Lloyd (Even if he has let me down in every fantasy league ever)
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team > Tony Martin
ORICA GreenEDGE > Tough one for me but will go with Cam Meyer
Sky Procycling > Ritchie Porte
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team > Thomas De Gendt
Movistar Team > Rui Costa
AG2R La Mondiale > John Gadret
Euskaltel Euskadi > Samuel Sanchez
Blanco > Mark Renshaw
Garmin Sharp > Tommy D
Team Argos–Shimano > Kittel
Team Saxo – Tinkoff > SØRENSEN Chris Anker
FDJ > Jeremy Roy
Lotto Belisol > Adam Hansen
RadioShackNissan > Jens
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17 Dec 2012 09:57

Angliru wrote:That's twice this week I've agreed with Airstream...must be an internet virus;)


Without anomalies we'd all be cartoons;)
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16 Apr 2013 03:58

Leadbelly wrote:Liking or disliking doesn't have to be logical - doesn't always have to be about hard work or exciting attacks. Maybe they were nice to you when you got an autograph, maybe you hate their haircut, maybe they're from your home town. Could be a million and one reasons unrelated to cycling itself.


So true.

Astana → Nibali
BMC → TJVG
Cannondale → equally ambivalent
Lampre → Anacona
OPQS → Terpstra
Greenedge → Teklehaimanot
Sky → Uran
Vacansoleil → Flecha
Movistar → Valverde, but Nairo gaining
AG2R → Betancur, I guess
Euskaltel → Sammy
Blanco → Lulu
Garmin → Talansky
Argos → equally ambivalent
Saxo → Contador
FDJ → equally ambivalent
Lotto → Gorilla
RadioShack → Canc or Horner
Katusha → Purito
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16 Apr 2013 08:00

Astana → Nibali or Fuglsang
BMC → Lander
Cannondale → Sagan
Lampre → Il Piccolo Principe
OPQS → Chava
Greenedge → Tuft
Sky → eddy
Vacansoleil → Pouls
Movistar → Quintana
AG2R → Betancur
Euskaltel → Astarloza
Blanco → Slagter
Garmin → Rasmussen or van Hoff
Argos → Degenkolb
Saxo → Contador
FDJ → Bouhanni
Lotto → BAK
RadioShack → Canc
Katusha → Purito
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16 Apr 2013 08:24

Astana Pro Team - Nibali
BMC Racing Team - Pinotti/Oss
Cannondale - Basso
Lampre – Merida - Cunego
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team - Chavanel
ORICA GreenEDGE - Albasini
Sky Procycling - Stannard
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - Flecha
Movistar Team - Amador
AG2R La Mondiale - Péraud
Euskaltel Euskadi - S.Sanchez
Blanco - Ten Dam
Garmin Sharp - Vande Velde
Team Argos–Shimano - Van Rensburg
Team Saxo – Tinkoff - Breschel
FDJ - Pinot
Lotto Belisol - Bak
RadioShackNissan - Andy (suprise I know - but would like to see him back. A pity pick maybe :) )
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16 Apr 2013 08:25

Astana Pro Team > Kessiakoff
BMC Racing Team > van Avermaet
Cannondale > Sagan
Lampre – Merida > Cunego
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team > Keisse
ORICA GreenEDGE > Langeveld
Sky Procycling > Froome
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team > de Gendt
Movistar Team > Cobo
AG2R La Mondiale > Bardet
Euskaltel Euskadi > G Izzagirre
Blanco > Nordhaug
Garmin Sharp > Farrar
Team Argos–Shimano > Degenkolb
Team Saxo – Tinkoff > CAS
FDJ > Pinot
Lotto Belisol > J Vanendert
RadioShackNissan > Cancellara
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16 Apr 2013 08:38

LaFlorecita wrote:Right I wanted to create this topic like 3 months ago but figured it was better to wait until most of the transfers were done

Just WT teams but you can add other teams

Astana Pro Team >> Nibali
BMC Racing Team >> Gilbert
Cannondale >> Moser
Lampre – Merida >> ulisi
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team >> Meersman
ORICA GreenEDGE >> Langeveld
Sky Procycling >> Henao
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team >> de Gendt
Movistar Team >> TMNQ
AG2R La Mondiale >> Team Gadret
Euskaltel Euskadi >> Sammy
Blanco >> Vanmarcke
Garmin Sharp >> Andrew Talansky
Team Argos–Shimano >> de Kort
Team Saxo – Tinkoff >> Breschel
FDJ >> Bouhanni
Lotto Belisol >> j. Vanendert
RadioShackNissan >> Bobby Jungels


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16 Apr 2013 09:15

I'm a proud I basically like everyone!
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16 Apr 2013 09:21

Astana Pro Team > Nibali
BMC Racing Team > van Avermaet/ Gilbert
Cannondale > Basso
Lampre – Merida > Cunego
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team > Terpstra
ORICA GreenEDGE > Hepburn
Sky Procycling > EBH
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team > Leukemans
Movistar Team > Intxausti
AG2R La Mondiale > Chainel
Euskaltel Euskadi > Sicard
Blanco > Bos
Garmin Sharp > Martin
Team Argos–Shimano > Degenkolb
Team Saxo – Tinkoff > Contador
FDJ > Démare
Lotto Belisol > Roelandts
RadioShackNissan > Monfort
Europcar > Voeckler
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16 Apr 2013 09:51

Astana Pro Team - Fuglsang
BMC Racing Team - Evans
Cannondale - Basso
Lampre – Merida - Cunego
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team - Martin
ORICA GreenEDGE - O'Grady
Sky Procycling - Eisel
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - Van Hummel
Movistar Team - Costa
AG2R La Mondiale - Gastauer
Euskaltel Euskadi - Nieve
Blanco - Wagner
Garmin Sharp - Vande Velde
Team Argos–Shimano - Clarke
Team Saxo – Tinkoff - N. Sorensen
FDJ - Demare
Lotto Belisol - Van den Broeck
RadioShackNissan - A. Schleck
piccoli equivoci senza importanza.

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16 Apr 2013 10:09

Astana Pro Team - Kangert
BMC Racing Team - Gilbert
Cannondale - Sagan
Lampre – Merida - Anacona
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team - Boonen
ORICA GreenEDGE - Weening
Sky Procycling - Henao
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - Rujano
Movistar Team - Cobo
AG2R La Mondiale - Betancur
Euskaltel Euskadi - Txurruka
Blanco - TGBM
Garmin Sharp - Navardauskas
Team Argos–Shimano - Dumoulin
Team Saxo – Tinkoff - Contador
FDJ - Bouhanni
Lotto Belisol - Greipel
RadioShackNissan - Kiserlovski
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16 Apr 2013 14:03

I suppose I'll play too...

Astana Pro Team - Kessiakoff
BMC Racing Team - Phinney
Cannondale - Moser
Lampre – Merida - Anacona (everyone likes to cheer for a Winner)
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team - Boonen
ORICA GreenEDGE - Gerrans
Sky Procycling - EBH
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team - Flecha
Movistar Team - Amador
AG2R La Mondiale - No particular favorite
Euskaltel Euskadi - Sanchez
Blanco - Vanmarcke
Garmin Sharp - Van Summeren
Team Argos–Shimano - Degenkolb
Team Saxo – Tinkoff - Sutherland
FDJ - Pinot
Lotto Belisol - Bak
RadioShackNissan -Cancellara
Katusha - Purito
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