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Who Will Win a Grand Tour in 2013?

Poll ended at 14 Apr 2013 16:08

A.Contador
78
35%
B.Wiggins
23
10%
C.Froome
18
8%
C.Evans
4
2%
A.Valverde
11
5%
J.Rodriguez
20
9%
V.Nibali
40
18%
R.Hesjedal
7
3%
Option for dutch and belgian fans
7
3%
Other
14
6%
 
Total votes : 222

15 Dec 2012 19:27

Nibali the Giro. Froome the Tour. Contador the Vuelta.
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15 Dec 2012 19:30

If Rodriguez doesnt win the "Vuelta a los Muros de España" would be a failure for him.
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15 Dec 2012 22:19

Jason_Mercier wrote:Nibali the Giro. Froome the Tour. Contador the Vuelta.


You really think Froome can beat Contador in France? All evidence suggests otherwise. What's new that I am missing.
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15 Dec 2012 22:34

Dumb to not include Schleck. Anyways..

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15 Dec 2012 22:37

ferryman wrote:You really think Froome can beat Contador in France? All evidence suggests otherwise. What's new that I am missing.

Evidence?
The only bit of passable evidence is that Contador has consistently been the best GT racer. It is not unthinkable that there could be a rider that could surpass him, unlikely though it is.

Ps: You know that the Vuelta can not be used as evidence.
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15 Dec 2012 23:38

ferryman wrote:You really think Froome can beat Contador in France? All evidence suggests otherwise. What's new that I am missing.


Why not? Is Contador a god or something like that? Froome can TT better than Contador. Do you see Contador only 30" after Wiggins and ahead of Cancellara and Van Garderen in Besançon? Do you see Contador third in the Olympics ITT? The answers are NO.
Some luck at the first week plus the differences in ITT plus a great level in the mountain like in this 2012 Tour and the race will be for Chris.
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15 Dec 2012 23:44

Jason_Mercier wrote:Why not? Is Contador a god or something like that? Froome can TT better than Contador. Do you see Contador only 30" after Wiggins and ahead of Cancellara and Van Garderen in Besançon? Do you see Contador third in the Olympics ITT? The answers are NO.
Some luck at the first week plus the differences in ITT plus a great level in the mountain like in this 2012 Tour and the race will be for Chris.


Yeah cause being fourth is so far off right?
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16 Dec 2012 00:03

El Pistolero wrote:Yeah cause being fourth is so far off right?


Do you think Contador can beat Phinney in a ITT? Froome did it.
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16 Dec 2012 00:33

Froome - Giro (if Wiggo decides he wants le Tour)
Contador - Tour
Purito - Vuelta (unless Contador decides to ride it :D)
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16 Dec 2012 00:36

Carols wrote:Froome - Giro (if Wiggo decides he wants le Tour)
Contador - Tour
Purito - Vuelta (unless Contador decides to ride it :D)


There is no way in hell froome is doing the giro.
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16 Dec 2012 00:40

The Hitch wrote:There is no way in hell froome is doing the giro.


That's a shame...he could Win it!!
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16 Dec 2012 04:43

Giro: tough on, maybe Haesjedal, Tour: Albert, Vuelta: Valverde; for tschechischen fans: Kreuziger top 5 (at least) at Giro.
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16 Dec 2012 08:07

If you had to put money on it you would put Other first, Contador second and Wiggins third.
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16 Dec 2012 08:47

del1962 wrote:If you had to put money on it you would put Other first, Contador second and Wiggins third.


You are funny :D

I also love how some people think Alberto will not win the tour but will win la vuelta while that will be 10000 times harder to win for him because of so many purito finishes :D

I voted Nibs and Alberto (tour and vuelta)
"The second place is not good."
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16 Dec 2012 10:12

LaFlorecita wrote:You are funny :D

I also love how some people think Alberto will not win the tour but will win la vuelta while that will be 10000 times harder to win for him because of so many purito finishes :D

I voted Nibs and Alberto (tour and vuelta)

Me too :)
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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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16 Dec 2012 10:14

plooton wrote:Giro: tough on, maybe Haesjedal, Tour: Albert, Vuelta: Valverde; for tschechischen fans: Kreuziger top 5 (at least) at Giro.


He won't ride it.He said so,and Majka is leader for Giro.+Daniele in sprints
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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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16 Dec 2012 10:51

This is how's going to be.
Evans will win the Giro.
Contador will suffer an early loss in the Tour and try to make it up on Ax-3-Domaines, but he'll be eaten by the group of favorites and spat 3 minutes back. By the Alpe d' Huez he'll be fighting for top 10, and on Semnoz he'll fall back to 17. Already during the race, which will be won by Schleck, Contador starts to drink out of depression. Riis sacks him, due to indiscipline, so he's not even able to defend his Vuelta title. This chain of events results with overweight Contador thinking about retirement. But salvation comes from his archenemy - Schleck. The Tour victory secured a wealthy long term contract to RSNT, so they decided to strengthen their squad. After another one disappointing spring campaign for Cancellara, during which Devolder did it again in De Ronde (finishing with a cigar in his mouth and demi in his hand) and Boonen coming to velodrom in Roubaix riding backwards, they (RSNT) decide to hire this new, overweight, Contador as Cancellara's superdomestique for cobbles. Contador, out of gratitude, names his kid "Andy".
That's in brief.

P.S.
Froome will finally win Vuelta if anyone cares.
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16 Dec 2012 11:40

Carols wrote:That's a shame...he [Froome] could Win it!!
Exactly, Froome must go to the Giro, Wiggo to the Tour as defending champ (whatever that means). Why does Chris have to go through humiliation by Wiggins, Sky in the Tour?

Giro 2013 is THE Tour.
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16 Dec 2012 13:05

serfla wrote:This is how's going to be.
Evans will win the Giro.
Contador will suffer an early loss in the Tour and try to make it up on Ax-3-Domaines, but he'll be eaten by the group of favorites and spat 3 minutes back. By the Alpe d' Huez he'll be fighting for top 10, and on Semnoz he'll fall back to 17. Already during the race, which will be won by Schleck, Contador starts to drink out of depression. Riis sacks him, due to indiscipline, so he's not even able to defend his Vuelta title. This chain of events results with overweight Contador thinking about retirement. But salvation comes from his archenemy - Schleck. The Tour victory secured a wealthy long term contract to RSNT, so they decided to strengthen their squad. After another one disappointing spring campaign for Cancellara, during which Devolder did it again in De Ronde (finishing with a cigar in his mouth and demi in his hand) and Boonen coming to velodrom in Roubaix riding backwards, they (RSNT) decide to hire this new, overweight, Contador as Cancellara's superdomestique for cobbles. Contador, out of gratitude, names his kid "Andy".
That's in brief.

P.S.
Froome will finally win Vuelta if anyone cares.


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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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16 Dec 2012 13:10

ILovecycling wrote:Do you take drugs?


Good question
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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