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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

19 Jan 2013 12:43

cineteq wrote:Is Jurgen Van Den Broeck riding the Giro? Placing 4th in 2012 TdF seemed to have done nothing for him. Is there any fanboy other than logic-is-your-friend in this forum? :)


Nope, he's doing the usual stage race build up to a 4th place at the Tour. He should play in the Premier League, where everyone loves talking about the race for 4th place.
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19 Jan 2013 12:47

cineteq wrote:is jurgen van den broeck riding the giro?

rotfl
.....
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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19 Jan 2013 13:05

Cult Classics wrote:Nope, he's doing the usual stage race build up to a 4th place at the Tour. He should play in the Premier League, where everyone loves talking about the race for 4th place.
This is really funny. :D
I guess he'll be ignored in all the 2013 TdF polls.
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19 Jan 2013 13:11

Cult Classics wrote:Nope, he's doing the usual stage race build up to a 4th place at the Tour. He should play in the Premier League, where everyone loves talking about the race for 4th place.


Yes it's a timeless question. Can VDB make the podium this year ? A bit like asking who will be the next Frenchman to win the Tour ?
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19 Jan 2013 13:42

cineteq wrote:This is really funny. :D
I guess he'll be ignored in all the 2013 TdF polls.


I hope so! He's the epitome of a boring rider.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:contador is such a coward :o
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19 Jan 2013 17:11

Eshnar wrote:rotfl
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Funny thing is. On pcm 2011 his favorite race is listed as the giro and every season he is rujanitos main opponent for.it.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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19 Jan 2013 17:20

The Hitch wrote:Funny thing is. On pcm 2011 his favorite race is listed as the giro and every season he is rujanitos main opponent for.it.

I don't have any pcm further than 2010 :(
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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19 Jan 2013 17:49

i have pcm 2012, **** yeah
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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20 Jan 2013 01:23

Machado will obviously annihilate this race

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20 Jan 2013 12:16

Bobridge for Blanco
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20 Jan 2013 13:28

It seems official. :eek:

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Contador did say he's aiming for a Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double in 2013.

Another poll? :D
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20 Jan 2013 13:31

I doubt he's made his mind up in just a few days.
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20 Jan 2013 13:34

Wait what :eek: :confused: :D :o
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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20 Jan 2013 13:36

He wants to annihilate Wiggins at all costs.
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20 Jan 2013 13:40

I doubt this is true. He said he would decide after Pais Vasco.
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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20 Jan 2013 13:42

LaFlorecita wrote:I doubt this is true. He said he would decide after Pais Vasco.
Alberto's pretty good at confirming things via twitter on the same day.
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20 Jan 2013 13:42

Then why is he doing San Luis :confused:

I am no pro cyclist, but if I was doing the giro tour double i would not race half the races he is planning to do
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20 Jan 2013 13:42

cineteq wrote:It seems official. :eek:

Daniel Benson @dnlbenson
Contador did say he's aiming for a Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double in 2013.

Another poll? :D

I'll believe it when I'll see him with my own eyes in Naples. With the number on his back.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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20 Jan 2013 13:44

That means Alberto's trying to win three consecutive GT's, which would be quite impressive despite having an off-season between them. Has any other rider ever done this before?

Or it's just nonsense/rumours/wishes from his fans/bad source which means he'll not do the Giro like he planned all along.
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20 Jan 2013 13:46

Eshnar wrote:I'll believe it when I'll see him with my own eyes in Naples. With the number on his back.
But hold on for a new poll, let's wait for Purito to make up his mind once and for all. LOL!!!
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