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Most Dominant in the Giro?

Poll ended at 05 Feb 2013 21:05

Basso '06
36
73%
Contador '11
13
27%
 
Total votes : 49

Most Dominant in the Giro?

17 Dec 2012 21:04

Let's go ;)

How great Contador was, Basso was just insane. No clinic talk please. Just discuss who was more impressive and dominant.

Seriously that shape was so ridiculous. I'm sure he would have done the double, maybe even the triple? Prob not but shape was so good, maybe :D
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17 Dec 2012 21:07

No contest.
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17 Dec 2012 21:09

will10 wrote:No contest.

Indeed. RoboBasso was just too much Robo...
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17 Dec 2012 21:10

Netserk wrote:Indeed. RoboBasso was just too much Robo...


No clinic. I know it's hard in this one though :D
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17 Dec 2012 21:18

Simoni in 2003.
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17 Dec 2012 21:21

roundabout wrote:Simoni in 2003.

Simoni 2001 maybe.
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17 Dec 2012 21:22

Landslide :D
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17 Dec 2012 21:27

Eshnar wrote:Simoni 2001 maybe.


I would rate the 2003 competition slightly higher.

And had Frigo been there I doubt that the gap to second would have been that big in 2001.

But I do see why Simoni in 2001 can be considered dominant.

The TT and his performance on the penultimate day were simply outstanding.
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17 Dec 2012 21:42

roundabout wrote:I would rate the 2003 competition slightly higher.

yes, but we're not voting the strongest. The poll says most dominant so 2001 it is :p
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17 Dec 2012 21:58

Eshnar wrote:Simoni 2001 maybe.


Is he still acting as a consultant with Colombia Coldeportes? I recall he had some type of consultant/advisory role in their initial season.
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17 Dec 2012 22:00

Angliru wrote:Is he still acting as a consultant with Colombia Coldeportes? I recall he had some type of consultant/advisory role in their initial season.

I don't know
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17 Dec 2012 22:06

lol gibo. . . wins 2 giros by 7 minutes and it's all good but when he get's beaten by 7 minutes he get's buthurt and cries like a baby
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17 Dec 2012 22:12

I think Gibo was more upset that Basso (probably) let Piepoli win a stage, but didn't do the same with him.

Or maybe Piepoli did pay up.
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17 Dec 2012 22:17

roundabout wrote:I think Gibo was more upset that Basso (probably) let Piepoli win a stage, but didn't do the same with him.

Or maybe Piepoli did pay up.


Piepoli just went down Colle S.Carlo twice as fast as Ivan The Terrible (descender)
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17 Dec 2012 22:19

I mean on the day when there should have been a stage to Plan de Corones.
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17 Dec 2012 22:20

roundabout wrote:I mean on the day when there should have been a stage to Plan de Corones.

Oh that one. :o I tend to forget bad memories
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17 Dec 2012 22:58

Man, these threads are getting pretty absurd.

Anyways, Marco @ the 99 Giro was better than both of those.
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17 Dec 2012 23:05

Outside of the GC, Petacchi in 2004 was pretty damn dominant.
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17 Dec 2012 23:18

Libertine Seguros wrote:Outside of the GC, Petacchi in 2004 was pretty damn dominant.


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17 Dec 2012 23:45

Libertine Seguros wrote:Outside of the GC, Petacchi in 2004 was pretty damn dominant.
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