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What team would Purito fit into to make it a Tour winning team?

24 Dec 2012 13:39

I can only think of 3 that could possible support Purito Rabobank and vacansoleil and Euskaltel. Argos Shimano deffinatly won't beable to support him in the mountains and i don't think Orica can either really.

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24 Dec 2012 13:42

I don't see any.
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24 Dec 2012 13:45

Samuel Sanchez said he would ride the Giro and Vuelta. If so Euskaltel would be perfect.

Allthough ofcourse not nearly as strong as Katusha, but I just don't see him going to Blanco.
Vacans.. well might as well be possible.

I expect him to stay at Katusha no matter what though.
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24 Dec 2012 13:46

Radioshack with Andy as his domestique.


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24 Dec 2012 13:46

Astana, of course.
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24 Dec 2012 13:47

Blanco might as well sign him, in their final year they might want to win a few races ;)
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24 Dec 2012 13:49

BMC could be a good match for him, taking over from Cadel.

Garmin-Sharp - could ride as a joint leader with Hejesdal

Lotto-Bellisool -> joint leader again with Van-de-Broeck

AGR2 Mondial and Liquigas also are prospects replacing ROche or Nibali respectively.

Then he could join Nibali at Astana - joint leadership (especially if Nibali does Giro)
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24 Dec 2012 14:29

HiCadence wrote:I can only think of 3 that could possible support Purito Rabobank and vacansoleil and Euskaltel. Argos Shimano deffinatly won't beable to support him in the mountains and i don't think Orica can either really.

Discuss.


none, as purito will never win the tour, no matter what team
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24 Dec 2012 14:34

Team Sky-ASO


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24 Dec 2012 14:34

del1962 wrote:Then he could join Nibali at Astana - joint leadership (especially if Nibali does Giro)


What, and demote "super-rider" Fuglsang to lieutenant duties again? :D Would be funny to see.
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24 Dec 2012 14:56

Cancellator wrote:What, and demote "super-rider" Fuglsang to lieutenant duties again? :D Would be funny to see.


Oh it's true Fuglsang was going to be Astana leader at TdF.:o I don't know who is his agent but he deserves the award "agent of the year".


My bet it's Astana too, Purito demands big $
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24 Dec 2012 15:10

Forunculo wrote:Oh it's true Fuglsang was going to be Astana leader at TdF.:o I don't know who is his agent but he deserves the award "agent of the year".

Same agent as Brajkovic probably.
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24 Dec 2012 15:33

Would a move back to Movistar be a possibility, ok they have Valverde but Purito would have excellent support in the mountains with Quintana and Smydt to set the pace.
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24 Dec 2012 15:56

hayzer114 wrote:Would a move back to Movistar be a possibility, ok they have Valverde but Purito would have excellent support in the mountains with Quintana and Smydt to set the pace.


If Valverde wants to focus on something else yes most certainly a possibility.
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24 Dec 2012 16:11

Astana has the monies.
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24 Dec 2012 16:34

Forunculo wrote:Oh it's true Fuglsang was going to be Astana leader at TdF.:o I don't know who is his agent but he deserves the award "agent of the year".
One year with Astana, then back to KAT. Poor Fuglsang. :D

How about OPQS? They don't have any GT contender...oh wait Tony Martin is there.
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24 Dec 2012 16:36

cineteq wrote:One year with Astana, then back to KAT. :D

How about OPQS? They don't have any GT contender...oh wait Tony Martin is there.


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24 Dec 2012 16:45

OPQS only have one free spot I think.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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24 Dec 2012 18:09

El Pistolero wrote:OPQS only have one free spot I think.


If he wants he would go back to Movistar or going to Euskaltel and to have Mikel Nieve and Igor Anton as super-domestiques in the Tour.
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24 Dec 2012 18:10

If Euskaltel have that kind of money then why did they buy such mediocre cyclists?

Why on earth would he want to be in the same team as Valverde? I guess as a last resort...
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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