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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

14 Feb 2013 08:59

Will Porte still be turning up now that both Henao/ Uran are going?
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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14 Feb 2013 09:02

Afrank wrote:There will be better competition in 2013 than there was in 2012. So I think there will be more attacks, hopefully meaning Sky won't be able to neutralize the race so easily.



So are you saying the climbers won't feel the need to attack?
Sky's going to keep it at a pace Wiggins can handle. The climbers can't beat Wiggins in the TT, so they are going to have to attack him in the mountains. I don't think they will just relay on Sky to break the field apart for them, I think they will take it upon themselves to do that by attacking.

It's impossible to build up a meaningful gap on a train like that. 5 out of 10 best climbers in the Giro will probably be Sky riders, good luck riding away from them. Wiggo can even let the Colombians sprint for bonus seconds at the finish.
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14 Feb 2013 09:46

theyoungest wrote:It's impossible to build up a meaningful gap on a train like that. 5 out of 10 best climbers in the Giro will probably be Sky riders, good luck riding away from them. Wiggo can even let the Colombians sprint for bonus seconds at the finish.


Uran and Henao will be long gone by then. The Vuelta proved that they lack motivation if they can't ride for themselves.
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14 Feb 2013 09:50

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Uran and Henao will be long gone by then. The Vuelta proved that they lack motivation if they can't ride for themselves.

Maybe they want to prove they're better than Wiggo.
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14 Feb 2013 09:53

They're better than Wiggo?
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14 Feb 2013 09:55

Ferminal wrote:They're better than Wiggo?


Clearly the number 9 of the Giro is better than the winner of the Tour de France, obviously.
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14 Feb 2013 10:00

Ferminal wrote:They're better than Wiggo?

That's not what I said.
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14 Feb 2013 10:02

Timmy-loves-Rabo wrote:unlikely, riders build their season around races like il giro. Find it hard to believe a professional outfit like sky would harm so many riders programs merely for "inter-team competition" which isn't even ideal in a team atmosphere.


You still need a couple of reserves on standby and in good shape in case of injuries/illness in the days/weeks before the start of the race. WT teams with 28-30 riders can afford to do that for the most important races like the Giro and the Tour.
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14 Feb 2013 10:11

theyoungest wrote:Maybe they want to prove they're better than Wiggo.


I think they'll do a decent job as doms in exchange for leadership roles in other races, but we'll see.
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14 Feb 2013 12:47

stefrees wrote:To be fair, henao and uran between them have leadership ahead for a few races, including e Ardennes classics


what's the point in them for that? they are best in gt's. they are colombians after all. but I have no worries, according to uran he and henao have free role in tirreno, catalunya/pais vasco and ardennes and fall classics and vuelta. in that case they should have more than enough points agin like last year to be a huge assett to any team to be leader. preferably coldeportes
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14 Feb 2013 12:48

greenedge wrote:Will Porte still be turning up now that both Henao/ Uran are going?


yes, yes yes, we said for 10000 times
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14 Feb 2013 12:49

theyoungest wrote:It's impossible to build up a meaningful gap on a train like that. 5 out of 10 best climbers in the Giro will probably be Sky riders, good luck riding away from them. Wiggo can even let the Colombians sprint for bonus seconds at the finish.


only quintana can do, btu he will do the tour and vuelta
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14 Feb 2013 12:49

Lanark wrote:Clearly the number 9 of the Giro is better than the winner of the Tour de France, obviously.


I'm willing to make a bet that henao will be a better climber this giro than wiggins :rolleyes:
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14 Feb 2013 15:39

Lanark wrote:Clearly the number 9 of the Giro is better than the winner of the Tour de France, obviously.


As for Henao you have to take into account
1) 2012 was his first season in Europe
2) he's still kinda young
3) they made him ride for others during the Giro

Taking all that into account and the parcour of last years Giro and TDF, it is possible that indeed last years number 9 in the Giro might be climb better this season than last years winner of the TDF.

However being a bit better in climbing isn't going to do much for him in a 55km TT.
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14 Feb 2013 16:04

theyoungest wrote:It's impossible to build up a meaningful gap on a train like that. 5 out of 10 best climbers in the Giro will probably be Sky riders, good luck riding away from them. Wiggo can even let the Colombians sprint for bonus seconds at the finish.


I wouldn't say it's impossible, just very difficult. Sky's climber filled team is definitely going to be hard to beat though. But it should be remembered that a team is only as good as their leader, and I'm not convinced we will see the Wiggins of 2012. And I am convinced we will see Wiggins rivals (Nibali, Gesink, Sanchez, etc.) be much stronger this year than last.
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15 Feb 2013 17:20

Cataldo confirmed for Giro and also Tirreno to work for Froome: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/536930/dario-cataldo-learning-from-sir-bradley.html

One of the 10 Sky riders who have said they're riding the Giro is going to be disappointed...
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15 Feb 2013 17:27

JRanton wrote:Cataldo confirmed for Giro and also Tirreno to work for Froome: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/536930/dario-cataldo-learning-from-sir-bradley.html

One of the 10 Sky riders who have said they're riding the Giro is going to be disappointed...

yep, thanks for the link.
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15 Feb 2013 17:32

JRanton wrote:Cataldo confirmed for Giro and also Tirreno to work for Froome: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/536930/dario-cataldo-learning-from-sir-bradley.html

One of the 10 Sky riders who have said they're riding the Giro is going to be disappointed...


No, Sky are bringing at least 10 because Ryo said if you disagree you're a ****ing ****er with **** for *** in your *****.
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15 Feb 2013 22:19

what 10 riders have said they will do the giro then? :rolleyes:
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15 Feb 2013 22:22

JRanton wrote:
One of the 10 Sky riders who have said they're riding the Giro is going to be disappointed...


Oh lord, please make.it wiggins.
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