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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

20 Jan 2013 18:22

Eshnar wrote: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.


Yeah, he'll start. I doubt he finishes it though if it turns out that his climbing isn't good enough to win the overall.
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20 Jan 2013 18:27

veganrob wrote:That is a pretty big if. While we know AC shows up to win.


Contador can be different too. They both may be different. Yes, if Contador will show up at the 2009 Tour level, it is extremely difficult to imagine Wiggins winning. But to say 'Wiggins has no chance' is way over.

IMO, people generally underrate defensive riding that Wiggins promotes, confusing visual show and effectiveness. It is like blanket stereotype which I can not understand. True, Wiggins is dependent on the team rider, but people tend to absolutize this. Nonetheless, all that was discussed numerous times and I have nothing new to say.
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20 Jan 2013 18:31

Yes.

And if Contador doesn't ride the Giro, I think Wiggins will backoff too.
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20 Jan 2013 18:31

Eshnar wrote: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.


I think Eshnar is spot on.
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20 Jan 2013 18:53

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


I pressed a different option than I had intended :o

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20 Jan 2013 20:36

The newly knighted, and already arrogant Wiggins will never back off. If anything, he'll add Froome to his train. Game on!

Miburo: your poll streak is still intact. :D
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20 Jan 2013 20:39

He'll get crushed in the Giro, which will hurt his ego so much he'll become addicted to alcohol again.
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20 Jan 2013 21:03

What?? Do you think Wiggins is afraid of Contador?
Last year Wiggins was at another level
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20 Jan 2013 21:22

iZnoGouD wrote:What?? Do you think Wiggins is afraid of Contador?
Last year Wiggins was at another level


Of boredom?
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20 Jan 2013 21:33

Eshnar wrote: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.


I am of the opinion that Wiggos arrogance trumps all and he will think that he can change his mind about anything and no one has the right to question.
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20 Jan 2013 22:42

I hope AC will ride Giro, that will be a huge blow to W's "legend" fairytale
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20 Jan 2013 22:49

Bertie would be a fool to ride the Giro in the 100th anniversary year of a climbing-heavy Tour this year, when he should reclaim Tour supremacy. Exhaust himself in the Giro to fall short in the Tour this year? No way. (Riis is no dummy.)

Much more sense for Brad to ride the Giro whoever shows up. Shane Sutton makes a lot of sense on this: Brad should aim for each GT, not repeat wins in one (if that's even possible).
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20 Jan 2013 23:57

It's not going to happen. Giro finishes 26 May and Tour starts 29 June
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21 Jan 2013 00:09

airstream wrote:Contador can be different too. They both may be different. Yes, if Contador will show up at the 2009 Tour level, it is extremely difficult to imagine Wiggins winning. But to say 'Wiggins has no chance' is way over.

IMO, people generally underrate defensive riding that Wiggins promotes, confusing visual show and effectiveness. It is like blanket stereotype which I can not understand. True, Wiggins is dependent on the team rider, but people tend to absolutize this. Nonetheless, all that was discussed numerous times and I have nothing new to say.


Man you are a case. You abandoned our boy Andy cos he didn't have it to beat Bertie, you got on the Froome train cos you thought he could beat Bertie, now you are just about to get on the Wiggins train if I read where you are going with this.

And yes totally agree, you have nothing new to say.
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21 Jan 2013 00:14

iZnoGouD wrote:Last year Wiggins was at another level

And when the road tilted up, that level was a notch or two below Froome and a further notch behind Contador.
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21 Jan 2013 00:29

ferryman wrote:Man you are a case. You abandoned our boy Andy cos he didn't have it to beat Bertie, you got on the Froome train cos you thought he could beat Bertie, now you are just about to get on the Wiggins train if I read where you are going with this.

And yes totally agree, you have nothing new to say.


You guys actually believed he was an Andy fan? He only ever pretended to be an Andy fan because last year a lot of Contador fans were really hateful of Andy.

He never actually defended Andy if he was compared to other riders or talked him up in any thread that wasnt about Contador.

He has been willing put down Andy Schleck in a heartbeat if he feels Contador fans are defending him or if people are talking up his performances at the 2009 and 2010 Tours because Contador was there.
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21 Jan 2013 00:47

The Hitch wrote:You guys actually believed he was an Andy fan? He only ever pretended to be an Andy fan because last year a lot of Contador fans were really hateful of Andy.

He never actually defended Andy if he was compared to other riders or talked him up in any thread that wasnt about Contador.

He has been willing put down Andy Schleck in a heartbeat if he feels Contador fans are defending him or if people are talking up his performances at the 2009 and 2010 Tours because Contador was there.


I know, but I like to work the Andy thing with him, which he never responds to. Although, to be clear, I am a genuine Andy fan:o :)
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21 Jan 2013 01:05

airstream wrote:Contador can be different too. They both may be different. Yes, if Contador will show up at the 2009 Tour level, it is extremely difficult to imagine Wiggins winning. But to say 'Wiggins has no chance' is way over.

IMO, people generally underrate defensive riding that Wiggins promotes, confusing visual show and effectiveness. It is like blanket stereotype which I can not understand. True, Wiggins is dependent on the team rider, but people tend to absolutize this. Nonetheless, all that was discussed numerous times and I have nothing new to say.


Wiggins on pure talent is not in the same category as AC. Wiggins admits that also. Last year's "wins" were from the compensation of the Sky train. That train is back to the 2009 level in my opinion with the exit of some notable clinic related names. Actually I rate Wiggins below Nibali, Purito, Basso, the list continues.....
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21 Jan 2013 02:04

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

Froome to be his slave for the 2nd year running.


But, I feel it will be a badly acted injury not the real one and then the UCI will have to decide if a faked injury against the rules.
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21 Jan 2013 02:29

jilbiker wrote:Wiggins on pure talent is not in the same category as AC. Wiggins admits that also. Last year's "wins" were from the compensation of the Sky train. That train is back to the 2009 level in my opinion with the exit of some notable clinic related names. Actually I rate Wiggins below Nibali, Purito, Basso, the list continues.....


Kinda agree with the above quote,and Riis won,t let Alberto ride both tours.Knowing that winning both these days is simply impossible.
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