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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

07 Jan 2013 12:20

Ferminal wrote:...to be disappointed?

I'm just curious :o
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07 Jan 2013 12:26

Last year the most recent rumor turned out to be true IIRC, so I have high hopes. I'm prepared to be disappointed, though. Just in case. ;)
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07 Jan 2013 12:29

the asian wrote:Do the UCI rules allow that?


not in since 1994 or something. I doubt they will allow that and they shouldn't f*** rcs
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07 Jan 2013 12:30

pastronef wrote:the only solution (for the future) is that some World Tour teams are allowed to choose which races they want to ride. so maybe we see FDJ and Argos pass off the Giro and we have place for the little Pro continental teams.


no wt team would pass up to ride any gt. even if they come with a C squad. it is always experience to the riders. so thay would be a stupid solution
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07 Jan 2013 12:31

aarononymous wrote:I thought he was at the Tour presentation? Or was it both? Definately need to see them in a WT race this year...


they were invited to both and have a good chance to ride both gt's. although now with katusha, who knows
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07 Jan 2013 13:21

Exactly, so Acqua, what are you waiting for? :o

"Acquarone and the other RCS Sport representatives, however, may just forget Katusha all together because either way, Rodríguez will skip the Giro. “Purito” said last month that he would focus on the Tour de France this year and that if Katusha were to fail in its appeal for a first division license, he would join another team to ensure his place in the race."

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/road/katusha-case-creates-problem-for-giros-wildcard-selection_270609
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07 Jan 2013 13:30

it would be beyond stupid if rcs gave katusha the wildcard. but katusha probably will swing a lot of money their direction to get it. menchov is done anyway
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07 Jan 2013 14:47

Ryo Hazuki wrote:not in since 1994 or something. I doubt they will allow that and they shouldn't f*** rcs


generally, according to the regulations, it is possible for a national team of the organising country to participate in a world tour race if it is considered to be of strategic importance to the development of cycling by the Professional Cycling Council

so if it had happened last year Betancur for example would have not been eligable to be part of that team, but this year Colnago and ISD would propably be more or less all italian anyway
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07 Jan 2013 15:15

Ryo Hazuki wrote:they were invited to both and have a good chance to ride both gt's. although now with katusha, who knows


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?
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07 Jan 2013 15:18

staubsauger wrote:(mountainous) Vuelta

you mean the (uphilly) Vuelta (don't really know if I just invented a new word but certainly mountainous doesn't fit) ;)
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07 Jan 2013 15:36

Eshnar wrote:you mean the (uphilly) Vuelta (don't really know if I just invented a new word but certainly mountainous doesn't fit) ;)


Yeah you're right. Uphilly sounds better :D

But with the lack of time trailing the Vuelta normally should be the grand tour which suits the abilities of the Colombian riders the most and Chaves already peaked good in last years autumn.

Although I doubt their rooster will be strong enough to ride a good Vuelta if the've already ridden Giro & Tour.

But Ryo should know better than me.
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08 Jan 2013 02:13

I would like for it to be
Vini Fantini
Bardiani
Colombia-Coldportes.

IAM would be nice but i can only see them getting stages. Europcar would also be great but i think Rolland has a great chance to go well at the TDF this year. The same with Katusha- JROD wants to ride the TDF, so there would be no real advantage in sending a team with Menchov.
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08 Jan 2013 07:55

In a less than an hour will start the wild card commission meeting.
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08 Jan 2013 08:07

Would be pretty astounded to see IAM get a Giro wildcard before they've even raced.
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08 Jan 2013 11:55

Apparently Colombia got "wild card".
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08 Jan 2013 12:00

Grzdylu wrote:Apparently Colombia got "wild card".

Which facts make it "apparent"?
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08 Jan 2013 12:02

colombian source :D
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08 Jan 2013 12:02

Hector Urrego, colombian cycling journalist on twitter:

GIRO DE ITALIA 2013 : TEAM COLOMBIA INVITADO !!!!!! CORTI : RECONOCIMIENTO AL TRABAJO REALIZADO Y APOYO DEL GOBIERNO COLOMBIANO
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08 Jan 2013 12:06

Grzdylu wrote:Hector Urrego, colombian cycling journalist on twitter

Thanks!

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08 Jan 2013 13:01

Fantini, CSF-Bardiani, Colombia :)
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