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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 Apr 2013 21:17

maxmartin wrote:then who is not overrated in cycling?:D


Ivan Basso :p :D
Testing the bounds of reality.
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19 Apr 2013 21:20

Zam_Olyas wrote:Ivan Basso :p :D

Perhaps because nobody rates him? ;)
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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19 Apr 2013 21:25

Netserk wrote:Perhaps because nobody rates him? ;)


Zam always rates him.
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20 Apr 2013 11:08

Don't we need a new poll? We are just 2 weeks before the start!

I'd say the favourites can be ranked as follows:

*****
Wiggins
****
Nibali (like last years TDF)
***
Hesjedal (weak field last year)
**
Henao (has to work for Wiggins), Gesink (inevitable crash), Sanchez (last time he performed in a GT is almost 2 years ago), Evans (was it just the virus last year?)
*
Santambrogio, Intxausti, Rujano, Scarponi, Basso, Pellizotti, Uran, Cobo, ...

Difficult to predict who will do well, since they have been racing different races, ... Can't wait!
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20 Apr 2013 11:11

J-King wrote:Don't we need a new poll? We are just 2 weeks before the start!

I'd say the favourites can be ranked as follows:

*****
Wiggins
****
Nibali (like last years TDF)
***
Hesjedal (weak field last year)
**
Henao (has to work for Wiggins), Gesink (inevitable crash), Sanchez (last time he performed in a GT is almost 2 years ago), Evans (was it just the virus last year?)
*
Santambrogio, Intxausti, Rujano, Scarponi, Basso, Pellizotti, Uran, Cobo, ...

Difficult to predict who will do well, since they have been racing different races, ... Can't wait!

Betancour and Pozzovivo is riding to arent they? (how is Pozzo doing btw?)
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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20 Apr 2013 11:15

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Betancour and Pozzovivo is riding to arent they? (how is Pozzo doing btw?)


I think they are yes. Didn't add Pozzovivo because of his crash in Trentino. According to Cyclingnews he broke some ribs...
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20 Apr 2013 11:19

J-King wrote:I think they are yes. Didn't add Pozzovivo because of his crash in Trentino. According to Cyclingnews he broke some ribs...


ouch... that is to bad:(
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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20 Apr 2013 11:26

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Betancour and Pozzovivo is riding to arent they? (how is Pozzo doing btw?)

Betancur is, definitely (and he said he'll go for the podium)
Pozzovivo is still unclear due to the injury :(
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 Apr 2013 11:32

J-King wrote:Don't we need a new poll? We are just 2 weeks before the start!

I'd say the favourites can be ranked as follows:

*****
Wiggins
****
Nibali (like last years TDF)
***
Hesjedal (weak field last year)
**
Henao (has to work for Wiggins), Gesink (inevitable crash), Sanchez (last time he performed in a GT is almost 2 years ago), Evans (was it just the virus last year?)
*
Santambrogio, Intxausti, Rujano, Scarponi, Basso, Pellizotti, Uran, Cobo, ...

Difficult to predict who will do well, since they have been racing different races, ... Can't wait!


I would put Santambrogio higher in that list.
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20 Apr 2013 11:36

J-King wrote:Don't we need a new poll? We are just 2 weeks before the start!

I'd say the favourites can be ranked as follows:

*****
Wiggins
****
Nibali (like last years TDF)
***
Hesjedal (weak field last year)
**
Henao (has to work for Wiggins), Gesink (inevitable crash), Sanchez (last time he performed in a GT is almost 2 years ago), Evans (was it just the virus last year?)
*
Santambrogio, Intxausti, Rujano, Scarponi, Basso, Pellizotti, Uran, Cobo, ...

Difficult to predict who will do well, since they have been racing different races, ... Can't wait!


I have a feeling Gadret will play a role this year. Enough for 1 star? Maybe.
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20 Apr 2013 12:00

What about Kiserlovski? Is he riding Giro? How is he doing? Last year great, but now...
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20 Apr 2013 12:07

Oliver wrote:What about Kiserlovski? Is he riding Giro? How is he doing? Last year great, but now...


Yes, he's riding the Giro for sure, probably his role is co-leadership with Tiago Machado.
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20 Apr 2013 12:09

maxmartin wrote:then who is not overrated in cycling?:D


Ryder Hesjedal.
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20 Apr 2013 12:14

Eshnar wrote:Betancur is, definitely (and he said he'll go for the podium)
Pozzovivo is still unclear due to the injury :(



Is he, because in an interview (before Pozzovivo's crash) he said he was going to help Pozzovivo help for a good GC + try to go for a stage for himself.
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20 Apr 2013 12:19

Big Doopie wrote:Agreed.

Also remember that he says he was even better shape pre-tour last year after riding the giro. Too bad he crashed out. If he can get to that same place, who knows...

Nibali is overrated. Not explosive enough in the mountains to get rid of wiggins. Not good enough in tt.


Last year's winner is not exactly known for his explosive climbing either. It's his consistency over three weeks that is his strength. Nibali has improved. That much is obvious.
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20 Apr 2013 12:20

Oliver wrote:What about Kiserlovski? Is he riding Giro? How is he doing? Last year great, but now...


No form so far this year whatsoever, but yea, absolutely a top 10 candidate
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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20 Apr 2013 12:21

Ruudz0r wrote:Is he, because in an interview (before Pozzovivo's crash) he said he was going to help Pozzovivo help for a good GC + try to go for a stage for himself.
I'm sorry, he didn't say he'll go for the podium, he'll go for the white
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=60983
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 Apr 2013 12:21

Ruudz0r wrote:Is he, because in an interview (before Pozzovivo's crash) he said he was going to help Pozzovivo help for a good GC + try to go for a stage for himself.


Unless mistaken, Betancur have done only 1 GT (Giro '11) where he ended up 58th. I like bold statements, but the podium call seems a bit far out.

edit: post made redundant by latest info from Eshnar.
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Re: new poll

20 Apr 2013 14:09

J-King post #982, Don't we need a new poll? We are just 2 weeks before the start!


A new poll may be ok but would it also be best to wait till after the Tour de Romandie?
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20 Apr 2013 15:43

Tei6chai wrote:
Hesjedal? ... I've always had a soft spot for him, but he won last year against the weakest Giro field in a generation. He may be worth a punt if the bookies are offering good odds, but he's shown little this year and none of the old captains are going to give him any latitude this time.


theyoungest wrote:Nibali won a Vuelta with the weakest field ever, so that makes two of them. Hesjedal beat Scarponi, whom Nibali was unable to beat the last time he did the Giro.

The fact that Hesjedal has shown little this year doesn't really matter, last year was similar. The fact that he still got 20th or something yesterday in Fleche after his bad luck shows that the form is coming around nicely.


well.. wiggins won TDF against a weaker field too:D. So that makes the 3 of them. Who are the best of GT winner who won due to weakest field?:p
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