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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

20 Dec 2012 09:40

PCutter wrote:Basso, Nibali is his waterboy.

I didn't want to start a thread for a single question, but can anyone point me to where/when details of the 2013 Giro Bio course may be published. I'm going to be half way around the world for a wedding in Italy next year which I will follow up with some riding, looking to do some of the big Giro climbs (Stelvio etc) so thought if the GiroBio is in the area at the same time and doing similar climbs to last year I might as well ride up beforehand and watch the future stars go by.

Cheers

I don't remember exactly, probably they'll be published around April. When it happens, anyway, you'll find the details here
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20 Dec 2012 09:48

Eshnar wrote:I don't remember exactly, probably they'll be published around April. When it happens, anyway, you'll find the details here


Thanks

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20 Dec 2012 12:57

Rodriguez has assured he'll stay with KAT. Acquarone was at at KAT's team presentation. Will RCS Sport invite KAT to the Giro? IMO If Giro big boss was there, then KAT will get invited.

Purito's interview at the presentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugZVVfMB2b4

But first things first, they need to get a pro conti license.
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20 Dec 2012 13:09

cineteq wrote:Rodriguez has assured he'll stay with KAT. Acquarone was at at KAT's team presentation. Will RCS Sport invite KAT to the Giro? IMO If Giro big boss was there, then KAT will get invited.

Purito's interview at the presentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugZVVfMB2b4

But first things first, they need to get a pro conti license.

Acquarone said that until the situation of KAT isn't clear, the decision of the wildcards will be postponed.
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20 Dec 2012 13:10

Eshnar wrote:Acquarone said that until the situation of KAT isn't clear, the decision of the wildcards will be postponed.
I know, I'm talking about 'body language'.
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20 Dec 2012 13:14

cineteq wrote:I know, I'm talking about 'body language'.

I know I was just adding that news. I, too, believe KAT has it in the bag.
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24 Dec 2012 11:06

Cancellara will target the Maglia Rosa in the first week of the Giro :)
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58131
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24 Dec 2012 11:17

Eshnar wrote:Cancellara will target the Maglia Rosa in the first week of the Giro :)
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58131


Well looks like the 1st week classics idea.might be paying off.
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24 Dec 2012 11:31

Purito to focus on the TDF as expected. Will leave Katusha if WT issue doesn't get resolved...
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24 Dec 2012 11:47

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Purito to focus on the TDF as expected. Will leave Katusha if WT issue doesn't get resolved...
He's always wanted to go to next year's Tour. But, few days ago he said he will not change teams.

"Nada ha cambiado para mí, yo no voy a cambiar de equipo porque aquí estoy bien. Con el Katusha llegué a la cima del mundo y parece extraño que este equipo no esté incluido en la élite del ciclismo."

http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58028
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24 Dec 2012 12:24

cineteq wrote:He's always wanted to go to next year's Tour. But, few days ago he said he will not change teams.

"Nada ha cambiado para mí, yo no voy a cambiar de equipo porque aquí estoy bien. Con el Katusha llegué a la cima del mundo y parece extraño que este equipo no esté incluido en la élite del ciclismo."

http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58028



...but now he says he will. Read the article on the front page. The article you quote is no longer relevant.
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24 Dec 2012 12:26

The Hitch wrote:Well looks like the 1st week classics idea.might be paying off.


Until he complains about the stages being too hard. I still remember his whining about the 2009 Giro d'Italia time trial. "A time trial shouldn't be longer than 1 hour or I can't win blah blah blah".
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24 Dec 2012 12:30

Cancellara wasn't having the best of springs in 2009. Cut him some slack. Of course Tom Boonen never complains...
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24 Dec 2012 12:30

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:...but now he says he will. Read the article on the front page. The article you quote is no longer relevant.

I was rather pointing out his flip-flop behavior since the Giro presentation. :D

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El Pistolero wrote:Until he complains about the stages being too hard. .


The presentation was in May. Im pretty sure he knows what the stages are.
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24 Dec 2012 12:31

El Pistolero wrote:Until he complains about the stages being too hard. I still remember his whining about the 2009 Giro d'Italia time trial. "A time trial shouldn't be longer than 1 hour or I can't win blah blah blah".


Wiggins will beat him handily in the TT, of course. It's indeed too long for him. If Cancellara wants pink it needs to happen in one of the first road stages. (I doubt RSNT will win the TTT)
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24 Dec 2012 12:33

theyoungest wrote:Cancellara wasn't having the best of springs in 2009. Cut him some slack. Of course Tom Boonen never complains...


When the world's best time trial specialist complains about a time trial being longer than 60 minutes then I won't cut him any slack.

Besides, he was good enough to win the Tour de Suisse not long after and the easy Tour prologue. ;)

I don't see what Boonen has to do with this? He complained the Vuelta was too hard and didn't start.
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24 Dec 2012 12:37

The Hitch wrote:The presentation was in May. Im pretty sure he knows what the stages are.


Didn't you read his interviews about the 2009 time trial and why he abandoned?

He already decided to ride the 2009 Giro in 2008, so he also knew what the stages were like. Hardly a valid argument in this case.

I also remember he was complaining on twitter during the Tirreno-Adriatico stage Phil won in 2011. :o
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24 Dec 2012 12:38

cineteq wrote:I was rather pointing out his flip-flop behavior since the Giro presentation. :D

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:p

I'm guessing he now has an understanding with a ProTeam, though. Looks like his agent got busy.
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24 Dec 2012 12:46

El Pistolero wrote:Didn't you read his interviews about the 2009 time trial and why he abandoned?

He already decided to ride the 2009 Giro in 2008, so he also knew what the stages were like. Hardly a valid argument in this case.


I wasn't even talking about cancellara but about aquarone making the first week for classic riders. Then you come in and purely to vent your hate of cancellara make a poorly constructed sentence barely relevant to my post that cancellara will probably moan that the stages are too hard.

Personally i think pointing out that cancellara may have seen the stages before.deciding whether to.go, is a perfectly valid response to the suggestion that he is going to find the race difficult.
Has it not occurred to you that he hasn't done the giro since then and that stages suiting him might just be the reason he's coming back?

The only reason its not.valid.to.you is because you want to make the thread about cancellara pulling out from starting the tt in 2009. Go make your own thread for.that.

Maybe we could then add in a.discussion about which cobbled rider is once again going to let his form.drop in April and which one is once again going to.race out the year.

I don't see what Boonen has to do with this? He complained the Vuelta was too hard and didn't start.


Cancellara complained the tt was too hard and didn't start. So what's the problem?
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