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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

16 Feb 2013 12:48

greenedge wrote:Is Aru going?


Also who will Katusha send, Menchov, Paolini...:confused:


I would guess Aru is going, but I am notsure how well he will do in the high mountains
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16 Feb 2013 13:09

JRanton wrote:Wiggins, Porte, Henao, Dombrowski, Kennaugh, Knees, Lopez, Kiryienka, Uran, Cataldo


I know that these guys have said they are scheduled for the giro but I think it would be fairly unfair on froome if this is the giro squad (minus 1). It seems an excessive amount of climbing talent when compared with who would then be in froome's tour team. I think it may be better if pate, xandio or stannard where in the giro squad in place of one or two of the better climbers. Sky could have similar imbalances with their T-A/P-N squads in terms of genuine gc riders

Or maybe brailsford wants to see an exciting tour unlike last yr and is willing to leave froome isolated...:p
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16 Feb 2013 14:03

Froome is so strong already and he will get so much stronger i don't think he needs much of a team hehe
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16 Feb 2013 14:36

jamesmasters wrote:Haven't read all of the thread but I find it astonishing that Nibali is ahead of Wiggins. What is the thinking behind this - are you all expecting Wiggins to be much worse this year? Wiggins is going to hand out a beatdown in the time trials and Nibali showed absolutely nothing in the Tour de France last year to suggest he can hurt Wiggins in the mountains.
Sounds like a comment from someone who just watched Tour of Oman.
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16 Feb 2013 14:40

cineteq wrote:Sounds like a comment from someone who just watched Tour of Oman.


Aye, Nibali was the only one to follow AC when he attacked on green mountains. Fine they hit the wall pretty hard, but Nibali is looking to be even stronger in the mountains this year
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16 Feb 2013 14:43

RoboBasso The Great finding 2006 form and cyborg wiggins 2012 form would be good. lol
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16 Feb 2013 14:55

Zam_Olyas wrote:RoboBasso The Great finding 2006 form and cyborg wiggins 2012 form would be good. lol


Indeed but now he's more of RoboldBasso so really no chance at all.
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16 Feb 2013 14:59

SafeBet wrote:Indeed but now he's more of RoboldBasso so really no chance at all.


Ye of little faith.
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16 Feb 2013 16:25

doesn't look in bad shape at all
it's pretty clear that he won't arrive in 2012 giro form, he said he was disgusted with that and will never happen again

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17 Feb 2013 05:39

Who knows now there is no JROD, Basso could win all the sprint finishes on the mountains.
http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=21664
And there is also this.
http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=23449
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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17 Feb 2013 10:51

Wow, the forum members are so benevolent and objective to Wiggins!
Seriously I root for intrigue but I fear Wiggins can win it easily. Vincenzo should offer something new to win. A factor of climbs is absolutely neutral or at best gives Nibali only slight edge
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17 Feb 2013 11:47

BlenJones2 wrote:I know that these guys have said they are scheduled for the giro but I think it would be fairly unfair on froome if this is the giro squad (minus 1). It seems an excessive amount of climbing talent when compared with who would then be in froome's tour team. I think it may be better if pate, xandio or stannard where in the giro squad in place of one or two of the better climbers. Sky could have similar imbalances with their T-A/P-N squads in terms of genuine gc riders

Or maybe brailsford wants to see an exciting tour unlike last yr and is willing to leave froome isolated...:p


On the other hand, Froome showed last year that he has a better kick than Wiggins which means that the does not need a Wiggins train in the mountains. Maybe they are also thinking that they are the team to beat in the Giro which results also in a stronger mountain train to control the race.
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21 Feb 2013 15:08

Pippo Pozzato run the Giro. The position of Scarponi is in standby after the disqualification.
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21 Feb 2013 15:19

aleale wrote:Pippo Pozzato run the Giro. The position of Scarponi is in standby after the disqualification.


Welcome to the forum.
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26 Feb 2013 20:17

Judging by the article below it appears that Pate is on Sky's long list for the Giro. It makes sense because I doubt Sky only take one flat domestique for Wiggins (Knees).

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17546_8525566,00.html
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26 Feb 2013 21:09

JRanton wrote:Judging by the article below it appears that Pate is on Sky's long list for the Giro. It makes sense because I doubt Sky only take one flat domestique for Wiggins (Knees).

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17546_8525566,00.html

There isn't exactly many flat stages.
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26 Feb 2013 21:22

Netserk wrote:There isn't exactly many flat stages.


Knees is generally used as Wiggins's wind buffer so that leaves them with only one.
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26 Feb 2013 22:18

Netserk wrote:There isn't exactly many flat stages.


How many teams, who are likely to have to control large parts of the race, do you see line-up with just one flat domestique?

A bonus for Sky is that Knees and Pate can both climb a little bit so they won't be entirely useless on the big climbing stages (early grunt work).
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26 Feb 2013 22:44

JRanton wrote:How many teams, who are likely to have to control large parts of the race, do you see line-up with just one flat domestique?

A bonus for Sky is that Knees and Pate can both climb a little bit so they won't be entirely useless on the big climbing stages (early grunt work).


If everything goes according to Sky's plan Sir Wiggo will grab pink after stage 8, which will leave 13 Giro style stages where the lead needs defending.

So tempo riding with Knees and Pate? Everyday, for two weeks?

Looking forward to the action.
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26 Feb 2013 22:54

JRanton wrote:How many teams, who are likely to have to control large parts of the race, do you see line-up with just one flat domestique?

A bonus for Sky is that Knees and Pate can both climb a little bit so they won't be entirely useless on the big climbing stages (early grunt work).


why would they need anyone to control flat stages? whatever sprinters teams there are will do of course :facepalm:
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