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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

08 Jan 2013 15:19

Hugo Koblet wrote:More confirmed riders:

Orica: Durbridge (Goss more or less confirmed as well)
Saxo: Christensen

thanks. Now that you mention Greenedge, I remember Matthews was confirmed too.
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08 Jan 2013 15:22

About Saxo Nicky Sorensen was going to go with Majka
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08 Jan 2013 15:24

Forunculo wrote:About Saxo Nicky Sorensen was going to go with Majka

roger! (10c)
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08 Jan 2013 15:33

Sticking with Nibali for the win.

Regarding the riders, I think you can safely include Agnoli and Vanotti in the Astana lineup even though there aren't any confirmations yet.
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08 Jan 2013 15:35

the asian wrote:Sticking with Nibali for the win.

Regarding the riders, I think you can safely include Agnoli and Vanotti in the Astana lineup even though there aren't any confirmations yet.

right.....
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08 Jan 2013 15:38

Not sure if confirmed, but Ulissi is clearly going. He talked about the Giro in some recent article. Seemed ambitious, too.
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08 Jan 2013 15:40

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Not sure if confirmed, but Ulissi is clearly going. He talked about the Giro in some recent article. Seemed ambitious, too.


Totally forgot him :D
I also heard of another Lampre going but I can't remember who he was :S
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08 Jan 2013 15:48

Stibolino wrote:Strange decission...2 Italien Teams.... Last year aquarone also didnt hesitate to lease out aqua e sapone.... personallly i miss team netapp...You can tell meinen what you want but as a whole Team they are clearly stronger than colombia or bardiani csf


hah!Thats a huuuuge joke!:D:D:rolleyes:
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08 Jan 2013 15:50

ILovecycling wrote:hah!Thats a huuuuge joke!:D:D:rolleyes:


Well they did rather well in last Giro it has to be said. Two podiums ( 2nd place twice ) along other good results.
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08 Jan 2013 15:51

Nibbles smashing the poll :confused:
Where are all the Brits today?
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08 Jan 2013 16:05

Gloin22 wrote:Well they did rather well in last Giro it has to be said. Two podiums ( 2nd place twice ) along other good results.


Yes,it was a nice performace:),but IMO Colombia will win at least one stage + they should fight for the climber jersey.
Eshnar wrote:Nibbles smashing the poll :confused:
Where are all the Brits today?


They are waiting for July:D.
But bigger mystery is: where is Ryo?..Rujano hasnt got single vote you know:D
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08 Jan 2013 16:16

ILovecycling wrote:Yes,it was a nice performace:),but IMO Colombia will win at least one stage + they should fight for the climber jersey.


They are waiting for July:D.
But bigger mystery is: where is Ryo?..Rujano hasnt got single vote you know:D

he must have fainted when he saw Coldeportes got a wc :D
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08 Jan 2013 16:40

Eshnar wrote:Totally forgot him :D
I also heard of another Lampre going but I can't remember who he was :S


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08 Jan 2013 16:42

I think Kessiakoff and Bozic will ride for Astana too. Still, some interesting non-Giro names like Sanchez, Chavanel, Gesink and Cancellara.
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08 Jan 2013 16:47

Jose serpa

Bingo! :D
I think Kessiakoff and Bozic will ride for Astana too. Still, some interesting non-Giro names like Sanchez, Chavanel, Gesink and Cancellara.

Kessiakoff is confirmed, I forgot him. I don't know about Bozic but I put him anyway.

Yes, many unusual riders this year :)
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08 Jan 2013 18:58

Nibbles. his time has arrived.
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08 Jan 2013 19:25

Gloin22 wrote:Well they did rather well in last Giro it has to be said. Two podiums ( 2nd place twice ) along other good results.


well compared to Farnese that won two stages+mountain jersey and bardiani that won a stage+a top ten GC they did quite bad.
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08 Jan 2013 20:49

Peccio89 wrote:well compared to Farnese that won two stages+mountain jersey and bardiani that won a stage+a top ten GC they did quite bad.


They just weren't as bad as Milram in past ;)
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08 Jan 2013 23:09

Who's going to be Saxo's leader?
I have impression that Kreuziger will experience rebirth.
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08 Jan 2013 23:20

Dombrowski or Kelderma for white but Agostini i think could also go well.

I am hoping Porte is stronger than Wiggins and can top 3. However that might not happen so i shall say Nibali, Gesink then Wiggins, with Hesjedal and Samu also challenging.

I cannot see Scarponi and Basso winning but they will be factors and will probably be amongst the most consistent. Hopefully a good Cobo shows up.
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