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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

20 Jan 2013 13:46

Pentacycle wrote: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?


Eddy Merckx:

1972: Giro, Tour de France
1973: Vuelta and Giro
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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20 Jan 2013 13:47

cineteq wrote:But hold on for a new poll, let's wait for Purito to make up his mind once and for all. LOL!!!

If AC is really coming it would be pointless to start a new poll anyway :D
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20 Jan 2013 13:55

El Pistolero wrote:Eddy Merckx:

1972: Giro, Tour de France
1973: Vuelta and Giro


Ok, very impressive, but I thought that back then the Vuelta was just a preparation race for other GT's. They also raced much more instead of aiming for one race. If you can now win more than one GT in one year against riders aiming for just one it would be very impressive.(+ the Clinic will crash due to too many posts/sec)
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20 Jan 2013 14:01

Eshnar wrote:If AC is really coming it would be pointless to start a new poll anyway :D


Ac at 90%. Now that would.be interesting.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jan 2013 14:02

The Hitch wrote:Ac at 90%. Now that would.be interesting.


yea. It's funny to see people freak out cos they think it won't be an exciting race with him. :D
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20 Jan 2013 14:03

The Hitch wrote:Ac at 90%. Now that would.be interesting.

It certainly would. But the poll would be meaningless anyway, knowing this forum ;)
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20 Jan 2013 14:07

LaFlorecita wrote:yea. It's funny to see people freak out cos they think it won't be an exciting race with him. :D


Well, yeah, I think it'll be less exciting. I don't believe the 90% talk... that surely won't happen. Also, some of the other contenders / pretenders could skip the Giro if this is true.
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20 Jan 2013 14:13

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Well, yeah, I think it'll be less exciting. I don't believe the 90% talk... that surely won't happen. Also, some of the other contenders / pretenders could skip the Giro if this is true.


Alberto wants to be 100% at the tour so he can't be 100% at il giro
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20 Jan 2013 14:17

LaFlorecita wrote:Alberto wants to be 100% at the tour so he can't be 100% at il giro


You can't win the Giro and then be at your very best in the Tour, IMO.
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20 Jan 2013 14:24

"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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20 Jan 2013 14:25

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:You can't win the Giro and then be at your very best in the Tour, IMO.


apparently not in Alberto's opinion. Well we'll see I guess.
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20 Jan 2013 14:28



At the same time Majka says his major goal is the Giro (Stage win, top 10 and youth jersey):

http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/rafal_majka_klar_til_nyt_stort_giro-sats/

Tbh I think that atm Bertie wanna do the Giro, but Riis doesnt want him too (the Tour is too important for the sponsors and for Riis himself)
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20 Jan 2013 14:30

Cimber wrote:At the same time Majka says his major goal is the Giro (Stage win, top 10 and youth jersey):

http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/rafal_majka_klar_til_nyt_stort_giro-sats/

Tbh I think that atm Bertie wanna do the Giro, but Riis doesnt want him too (the Tour is too important for the sponsors and for Riis himself)


yea so do I and btw I want rafal to be the leader for il giro :D
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20 Jan 2013 14:34

Cimber wrote:Tbh I think that atm Bertie wanna do the Giro, but Riis doesnt want him too (the Tour is too important for the sponsors and for Riis himself)


Should be sending Big Mick to the Giro to reprise his 7th place or whatever it was in 2009.
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20 Jan 2013 14:34

Acquarone needs to change his pants now :D:p
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20 Jan 2013 14:36

The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jan 2013 14:37

Eshnar wrote:Acquarone needs to change his pants now :D:p


Michele Acquarone ‏@micacquarone
@TSTfans @albertocontador @giroditalia Nothing more to say than: #albertoforgiro! :)

lol
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20 Jan 2013 14:39

The Hitch wrote:Oh my god

Omg


omg omg omg omg :D :D

I will contact Alberto and tell him this is silly
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20 Jan 2013 14:39

Berto vs. Wiggins - I'm sold. Pantani vs Armstrong.
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20 Jan 2013 14:39

LaFlorecita wrote:Michele Acquarone ‏@micacquarone
@TSTfans @albertocontador @giroditalia Nothing more to say than: #albertoforgiro! :)

lol

lol what. I can't see his tweet. :o
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