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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

Wiggins
137
35%
Nibali
140
36%
Gesink
26
7%
Hesjedal
28
7%
Sanchez
12
3%
Basso/Scarponi
7
2%
Rujano
3
1%
Cobo/Capecchi/Intxausti
9
2%
A Colombian
10
3%
Other/Garzelli
16
4%
 
Total votes : 388

10 Jan 2013 19:20

GP Blanco wrote:Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto

One spot open, or only 8-men teams?

Hope it is a spot waiting for Il Killer :)
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10 Jan 2013 19:26

ah thank you
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10 Jan 2013 20:56

Netserk wrote:One spot open, or only 8-men teams?

Hope it is a spot waiting for Il Killer :)


My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.
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10 Jan 2013 21:04

Ruudz0r wrote:My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.


Danilo in pink is pure erotic :cool: :D
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10 Jan 2013 21:13

Ruudz0r wrote:My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.


that's all we're praying for.


just one more time god pls

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10 Jan 2013 21:25

Ruudz0r wrote:My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.

The 9th spot will be filled by the rider who impresses this season. The Giro does not start next week. Hopefully Di Luca starts a bicycle store soon; time for new riders.
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10 Jan 2013 21:30

jens_attacks wrote:that's all we're praying for.


just one more time god pls

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so lets see:

GC:
1 di Luca
2 Basso
3 Scarponi

KOM
Garzelli

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The foreigners can pick up some of the other pointless jerseys. Perhaps this will get Pat to rethink the globalization project.
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10 Jan 2013 22:15

Dazed and Confused wrote:so lets see:

GC:
1 di Luca
2 Basso
3 Scarponi

KOM
Garzelli

Points
Ale-Jet

The foreigners can pick up some of the other pointless jerseys. Perhaps this will get Pat to rethink the globalization project.


:confused:

That doesn't make any sense. The goal of globalization is to spread cycling around the world, to countries that never had much of competitive cycling etc. Nothing to do with old Italian riders dominating Giro ( very highly unlikely too :D )
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10 Jan 2013 22:39

Gloin22 wrote::confused:

That doesn't make any sense. The goal of globalization is to spread cycling around the world, to countries that never had much of competitive cycling etc. Nothing to do with old Italian riders dominating Giro ( very highly unlikely too :D )


there are many ways to define globalization: location of races, rider nationality, fan base and lastly the nations who will pick up the tab.

Anyway Di Luca winning would take us back a few years (again).
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10 Jan 2013 22:52

Dazed and Confused wrote:there are many ways to define globalization: location of races, rider nationality, fan base and lastly the nations who will pick up the tab.

Anyway Di Luca winning would take us back a few years (again).


But that's not going to happen ( if you mean GC as you did in previous post ) I think everyone with some logic and understanding of cycling in last few years would know. Di Luca is old and past his best for the GC by long way. He could take a win though somewhere.

Not trying to sound like di*ck here btw :)
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10 Jan 2013 23:04

Gloin22 wrote:But that's not going to happen ( if you mean GC as you did in previous post ) I think everyone with some logic and understanding of cycling in last few years would know. Di Luca is old and past his best for the GC by long way. He could take a win though somewhere.

Not trying to sound like di*ck here btw :)


Not being a di*ck in my ears.

Year born:

Di Luca: 1976
Evans: 77
Basso: 77
Sanchez: 78
Pellizotti: 78

Them boys belong to the same generation, cycling wise.
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11 Jan 2013 10:55

I might as well add Cataldo in the Sky lineup, even though I haven't heard anything about him. But it's just obvious imho.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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11 Jan 2013 11:55

Eshnar wrote:I might as well add Cataldo in the Sky lineup, even though I haven't heard anything about him. But it's just obvious imho.


You may as well add guys like Rubiano for Androni also...
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11 Jan 2013 11:59

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:You may as well add guys like Rubiano for Androni also...

True :) I should already add a lot of Andronis but I don't remember many of them so I gave up.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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11 Jan 2013 13:06

Eshnar wrote:I just hope he stays upon his bike during the first week.
And I hope for a sunny May too.


staying on his bike isn't the problem rujano virtually never crashes
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11 Jan 2013 13:07

Ryo Hazuki wrote:staying on his bike isn't the problem rujano virtually never crashes

what about 2011
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11 Jan 2013 13:07

GP Blanco wrote:Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto


and monsalve number 9, if this list is true
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11 Jan 2013 13:08

Eshnar wrote:what about 2011


what about 2011?
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11 Jan 2013 13:08

Ryo Hazuki wrote:what about 2011?

didn't he crash in the sterrato stage? Or was it a mechanical I don't remember
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11 Jan 2013 13:10

Eshnar wrote:didn't he crash in the sterrato stage? Or was it a mechanical I don't remember


he didn't crash, his teammate jackson crashed and was behind that during the downhil of thet sterrato climb(little behind pozzovivo). jackson couldn't come back and rujano without teammates lost 5 minutes in the part to the finish
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