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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 23:29

serfla wrote:Who's going to be Saxo's leader?
I have impression that Kreuziger will experience rebirth.


Majka apparently. Maybe Bennati will do some sprints and make the team a little stronger.
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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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08 Jan 2013 23:42

So how are ppl rating the Dolphin? I think as good as top 5, even podium. His results since returning have been impressive, and he was touted as a potential winner in '09. Also Savio's team usually performs at the Giro.
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08 Jan 2013 23:49

The Hitch wrote:Majka apparently. Maybe Bennati will do some sprints and make the team a little stronger.

I hope Kreuziger will want to come back and prove the point he missed in 2012. It shouldn't effect his duties at the Tour.
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09 Jan 2013 02:10

Who is the Dophin?

btw... Gesink for the Win for Blanco Pro Cycling team.
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09 Jan 2013 03:07

Leendert82 wrote:Who is the Dophin?

btw... Gesink for the Win for Blanco Pro Cycling team.


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09 Jan 2013 03:32

unrealistic, but if wiggins falters, i want to see uran or henao taking it :)
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09 Jan 2013 03:38

I really, really hope it's gonna be Wiggins.


[color="White"]Or Frank Schleck, that would be cool too[/color]
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09 Jan 2013 07:52

taiwan wrote:So how are ppl rating the Dolphin? I think as good as top 5, even podium. His results since returning have been impressive, and he was touted as a potential winner in '09. Also Savio's team usually performs at the Giro.


Eshnar apparently doesn't rate him at all. He didn't even get a mention in the poll so I had to vote for Garzelli/other. :o
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09 Jan 2013 08:48

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Eshnar apparently doesn't rate him at all. He didn't even get a mention in the poll so I had to vote for Garzelli/other. :o

He was good at the Italian champs but he's completely untested over three weeks since '09. I think he'll go stage hunting.
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09 Jan 2013 08:50

All Contador fans underlinedly voted against Wiggins. Is that illness?

And where the hell is Grandissimo Il Killer??!
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09 Jan 2013 08:54

taiwan wrote:So how are ppl rating the Dolphin? I think as good as top 5, even podium. His results since returning have been impressive, and he was touted as a potential winner in '09. Also Savio's team usually performs at the Giro.

Yeah, he's in a good position as a dark horse (even with the tricolore on his back). He's a bit old though, 35 already.
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09 Jan 2013 08:56

theyoungest wrote:Yeah, he's in a good position as a dark horse (even with the tricolore on his back). He's a bit old though, 35 already.

35 is the new 29 ;)

He still has ~4 years left :D
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09 Jan 2013 08:58

airstream wrote:All Contador fans underlinedly voted against Wiggins. Is that illness?

And where the hell is Grandissimo Il Killer??!

Looking for a team.
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09 Jan 2013 12:20

airstream wrote:All Contador fans underlinedly voted against Wiggins. Is that illness??!


Wtf are you talking about. I see quite a few voting for.wiggins so its clear your just trying to troll again.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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09 Jan 2013 12:24

The Hitch wrote:Wtf are you talking about. I see quite a few voting for.wiggins so its clear your just trying to troll again.


Ah sorry, I noticed and I even was going to write all but Hitch, but forgot.

Nonetheless, I don't think that it was an accident
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09 Jan 2013 14:49

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


not strange at all. acquarone put under pressure not to kill all other italian teams like he did with acqua last year
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09 Jan 2013 14:50

greenedge wrote: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.


dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of
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09 Jan 2013 15:03

Ryo Hazuki wrote:dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of

Dombrowski was confirmed so unless he changed his mind he's going.

Anyway where have you been yesterday Ryo? Rujano was with 0 preferences, we were worried :D
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09 Jan 2013 15:12

Ryo Hazuki wrote:dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of


If living in Europe for the first time wasn't challenging enough, in late December Dombrowski was presented with a more formidable task: joining the squad that would help Wiggins in the 21-stage Giro d'Italia, one of the three Grand Tours in professional cycling. (The other two are the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.) The Italian race kicks off on May 3.

"I did not expect to do the Giro," he says. "I didn't really even expect to do a Grand Tour. I kinda ruled out the Giro because it's too early, there's no way they're gonna put me in that early, there's no way they're gonna have me to do the Giro if Wiggins is gonna go try to win. It's exciting, but it's a little bit daunting, I guess."

(full article http://dcist.com/2013/01/joe_d.php ) Dombrowski tweeted it so its 100% sure he does the giro i suppose (unless he gets injured ofcourse).
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09 Jan 2013 15:51

Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk
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