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If Contador rides the giro, will wiggins still ride it?

Poll ended at 30 Jan 2013 16:41

Yes
73
58%
No
33
26%
He'll break his collarbone on purpose to make it legit
20
16%
 
Total votes : 126

If Contador rides the Giro, will Wiggins still ride it?

20 Jan 2013 16:39

This had to be done lol

But seriously, if contador really is going to ride it I see wiggins backing off. I still think that Contador was the biggest reason for Wiggins to aim at the giro and not the tour.
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20 Jan 2013 16:41

He will still ride it.
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20 Jan 2013 16:42

I don't think he'll have much choice but back off
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20 Jan 2013 16:43

He will think he has a better shot at AC in the Tour. Which will further pi$$ of Froome and the Sky train will derail.
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20 Jan 2013 16:43

Collarbone in mid march.
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20 Jan 2013 16:47

SafeBet wrote:Collarbone in mid march.


Pretty much this. Leaving enough time for recovery before Tour:D

Froome to be his slave for the 2nd year running.
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20 Jan 2013 16:49

Astonishing dislike to Wiggins. Apparently for most of the forum he is a GT rider outlaw.
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20 Jan 2013 16:50

airstream wrote:Astonishing dislike to Wiggins. Apparently for most of the forum he is a GT rider outlaw.


So why do you think he will back off then?
"The second place is not good."
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20 Jan 2013 16:52

LaFlorecita wrote:So why do you think he will back off then?


by mistake
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20 Jan 2013 16:55

airstream wrote:by mistake

Wiggins will back off by mistake? Too late for the start, or something? ;)

Wiggo's goal is to win the Giro, if Contador is there he simply has no chance.
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20 Jan 2013 16:56

Wiggins will start the Giro. The train is ready to go.
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20 Jan 2013 16:57

theyoungest wrote:Wiggins will back off by mistake? Too late for the start, or something? ;)

Wiggo's goal is to win the Giro, if Contador is there he simply has no chance.


Wiggins of the Tour pattern has the chance.
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20 Jan 2013 17:01

I think he will ride the Giro no matter what, if he decided to not take part in the Giro at this point it would be all to obvious the reason. Although it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he just raced the Giro easy in order to not be too fatigued for the Tour.

PS: Love the 3rd option in the poll. :D
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20 Jan 2013 17:02

Badly started thread with the title and the question asked in opposite orientation.
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20 Jan 2013 17:03

airstream wrote:Wiggins of the Tour pattern has the chance.


That is a pretty big if. While we know AC shows up to win.
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20 Jan 2013 17:18

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Badly started thread with the title and the question asked in opposite orientation.


Oh yeah, my bad.

Hopefully one of the mods will change the title so it's according to the question in the poll.
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20 Jan 2013 17:21

I dislike Wiggo as a character but suggesting he is gonna flee like Frank Schleck it's too much:p;)
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20 Jan 2013 17:42

i never agreed that wiggo choose to ride il giro because he was afraid of what it will expect him in le tour 2013. it wasn't a coward move in my opinion
but yes if he changes plans now knowing alberto will ride giro too,i will definitely change my opinion


he can't back off now
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20 Jan 2013 18:05

Contador hasnt confirmed anything yet. + i think Wiggins will probably still go to the giro as the plans been set in motion. He might faint though and come 12th like armstrong 2009.
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20 Jan 2013 18:07

For a guy with the ego of Wiggins it is plain impossible to back up after saying he's going for the Giro as primary goal.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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