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2013 Giro d'Italia wildcards : Who would you like to see?

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Which teams would you invite at the next Giro d'Italia edition?

Katusha
67
19%
Vini Fantini
79
22%
Bardiani
37
10%
Colombia Coldeportes
97
27%
Europcar
20
6%
Novo-Nordisk
2
1%
Netapp-Endura
18
5%
MTNQhubeka
7
2%
IAM
23
6%
Caja Rural
6
2%
 
Total votes : 356

08 Jan 2013 14:48

pastronef wrote:by the way, Katusha has been screwed badly, both from Uci and now not getting a Giro spot.
it reminds me of Unibet's bad luck

Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.
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08 Jan 2013 14:54

maltiv wrote:Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.

I think they will get one to the Vuelta, where Menchov will top 5
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08 Jan 2013 14:57

maltiv wrote:Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.


They'll get the Vuelta spot as long as Purito remains in the team- but so far it looks dull for them.

BTW In so pleased with the Wildcard selection. [SIZE="3"]Colombia team [/SIZE]will be there with the desire & enthusiasm to honor the spot given to them. This Giro is getting better & better-can't wait!!!!:)
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08 Jan 2013 15:46

Realistic predictions

TDF: Katusha, Saur Sojasun, Cofidis, Europcar
Vuelta: Katusha, Caja Rural, Cofidis, Colombia

Argos doing 3 GTs, Euskaltel to PR; The World Tour is a complete joke.

With regards to RCS wild cards i would have picked Androni for TA over MTN and Bardiani over IAM for GDL.
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08 Jan 2013 15:59

Netapp was closest of the rest to get an invite:
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Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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08 Jan 2013 16:02

Pleased that the three teams I voted for, got the nod.

Di Luca to Bardiani will be nice.

Katusha will get invited for Vuelta if Moreno stays.
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09 Jan 2013 14:41

staubsauger wrote:But maybe it would be even better if they just ride the Giro as first Grand Tour experience and then going hot in the (mountainous) Vuelta with Chaves,Duarte & Atapuma wouldn't it?


you can't learn the tour in the giro. you have to do the tour to learn the tour
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09 Jan 2013 14:46

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:It does concern me a bit that they may save Chaves and Atapuma for the Tour, if that happens.


they are pretty certain to do the tour as well. so they have to split. still would've been better to keep duarte for the tour and atapuma at the giro. tour doesn't suit atapuma. but also some other riders can stand up this year in coldeportes.
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09 Jan 2013 14:47

GP Blanco wrote:Glad to see that they made the right decision.


exactly. amazing news I heard just today and also the other teams couldn;'t be better.
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