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Who will win the 2013 GIRO? (Second round)

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Who will win the 2013 GIRO?

Wiggins
52
30%
Nibali
51
30%
Rodriguez
11
6%
Hesjedal
10
6%
Gesink
21
12%
Sanchez
5
3%
Basso
6
4%
Scarponi
2
1%
A colombian
4
2%
Other/Vino
9
5%
 
Total votes : 171

Who will win the 2013 GIRO? (Second round)

17 Dec 2012 20:56

The former poll is out of date :D Let's just begin a new one!

We'll probably need other 4-5 until next May ;)
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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17 Dec 2012 21:12

Wiggo. If he stays off the booze.

The people who think that Nibali will be any competition to him need to rewatch the Tour.
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17 Dec 2012 21:16

theyoungest wrote:Wiggo. If he stays off the booze.

The people who think that Nibali will be any competition to him need to rewatch the Tour.

I voted Nibali just because I think Wiggo will not be at his best.
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17 Dec 2012 21:23

If Wiggins goes for the win- Wiggins.

If he doesnt - Gesink.

ps, claiming to go for the win but losing 10 minutes on a mountain stage will not count as going ftw.
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17 Dec 2012 21:27

Lo Squalo to win it, Samu and Purito to round out the podium (no particular order for 2nd and 3rd).

theyoungest wrote:Wiggo. If he stays off the booze.

The people who think that Nibali will be any competition to him need to rewatch the Tour.


Different team, different parcours, different climbs, different competition, different level of motivation. Just because Wiggo beat Nibali on a course custom made for him doesn't necessarily mean he can do it again in a completely different race.
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17 Dec 2012 21:27

Gotta go with a fanboy pick as this is impossible to predict, anyway. I'll take Pellizotti or Di Luca (assuming he finds a team :o ).
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17 Dec 2012 21:37

Rujano should be in this poll. Ok he will probably fail spectacularly and watching a certain prominent poster give excuses will provide some nice side entertainment.

But he says hes going for it. Maybe it will go right this time.
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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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17 Dec 2012 21:39

The Hitch wrote:Rujano should be in this poll. Ok he will probably fail spectacularly and watching a certain prominent poster give excuses will provide some nice side entertainment.

But he says hes going for it. Maybe it will go right this time.

next poll my friend :)
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17 Dec 2012 22:14

J-Rod is on target.
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17 Dec 2012 22:15

Pozzovivo.
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17 Dec 2012 22:21

Finally!
Surprisingly voted for...Vincenzo.

Not happy with a couple of choices, a colombian and FFS Scarponi?
And Quintana not there? :o
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17 Dec 2012 22:26

cineteq wrote:Finally!
Surprisingly voted for...Vincenzo.

Not happy with a couple of choices, a colombian and FFS Scarponi?
And Quintana not there? :o

I thought Ryo told us Quintana is not going.
And Scarponi, well, he's just as embarassing as Basso but I wanted to put more than just one italian in the poll :o
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17 Dec 2012 22:27

cineteq wrote:Finally!
Surprisingly voted for...Vincenzo.

Not happy with a couple of choices, a colombian and FFS Scarponi?
And Quintana not there? :o


Scarponi will be back in business. Podium contender for sure.
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17 Dec 2012 22:35

cineteq wrote:Finally!
Surprisingly voted for...Vincenzo.

Not happy with a couple of choices, a colombian and FFS Scarponi?
And Quintana not there? :o


Eshnar wrote:I thought Ryo told us Quintana is not going.
And Scarponi, well, he's just as embarassing as Basso but I wanted to put more than just one italian in the poll :o


Quintana is doing the Tour.
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17 Dec 2012 22:36

cineteq wrote:And Quintana not there? :o


Yes he is, option 9.

Though his programme has already been announced and its Tour Vuelta.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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17 Dec 2012 22:41

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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17 Dec 2012 23:09

The Hitch wrote:Yes he is, option 9.

Though his programme has already been announced and its Tour Vuelta.
Thanks. I guess Henao/Uran combo is option 9 :o

Poor guys, for some posters and Sky, they're always the mules, the donkeys, the columbians...but never mentioned by their names. No much respect for them.

PS: Not talking about you or the OP.
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17 Dec 2012 23:14

could suit gesink, and being early in season he might avoid some of his usual mishaps in build up
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17 Dec 2012 23:59

theyoungest wrote:Wiggo. If he stays off the booze.

The people who think that Nibali will be any competition to him need to rewatch the Tour.

The reason we think Nibali will be any competition to him is written in your first paragraph ;)
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18 Dec 2012 00:27

theyoungest wrote:The people who think that Nibali will be any competition to him need to rewatch the Tour.
Actually, the sentence will make more sense if you replace Nibali for Wiggins.
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