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Who will be the last WT team without a victory?

Astana
5
4%
Movistar
1
1%
BMC
6
4%
Vacansoleil
13
10%
Garmin - Sharp
9
7%
AG2R - La Mondiale
24
18%
Cannondale
3
2%
Euskaltel - Euskadi
55
40%
FDJ
13
10%
Argos - Shimano
7
5%
 
Total votes : 136

27 Jan 2013 02:59

maltiv wrote:Except from this guy called Guardini, who wins some 15 races a year...


I thought he'd gone to Lampre. My mistake. But I'll stick to my prediction.
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27 Jan 2013 08:45

Pentacycle wrote:As long as Farrar keeps crashing, Garmin is my pick.


He finished 5th in todays tdu stage :D progress
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27 Jan 2013 09:20

Guardini should win a bunch of stages in Langkawi. Degenkolb will probably win one of the cobbled events.
So, it has to be Euskaltel.
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27 Jan 2013 09:24

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Nah, Thomas Dekker wins in France


You mean they'll have to wait until July 21st for their first victory? :D
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27 Jan 2013 09:40

Forunculo wrote:Euskaltel and their first win come from a non basque:D


Jure Kocjan is going for the win today!
So I vote Ag2r.
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27 Jan 2013 11:22

Afrank wrote:Harder to decide this year, each team seems to have at least one big name that can get the team a win. I'll go with Euskaltel, the only big name rider they have that can save them from being last team to win is Samu.


Isn't samu the only rider that gets them wins?? I don't think the team deserves to be in world tour. Euskaltel and Argos should combine and we'll have one strong team since Argos too only have degenkold and kittel who can get them wins.
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27 Jan 2013 11:26

gruppeto993 wrote:Isn't samu the only rider that gets them wins?? I don't think the team deserves to be in world tour. Euskaltel and Argos should combine and we'll have one strong team since Argos too only have degenkold and kittel who can get them wins.


Two totally different teams with totally different philosophies, even though Euskaltel somewhat strayed from their philosophy to maintain WT status.
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27 Jan 2013 11:29

gruppeto993 wrote:Isn't samu the only rider that gets them wins?? I don't think the team deserves to be in world tour. Euskaltel and Argos should combine and we'll have one strong team since Argos too only have degenkold and kittel who can get them wins.


They were much better compared to AG2R, they had 4 wins last year and none of them was in WT
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27 Jan 2013 12:56

i know they re two very different teams but if they were one team then argos can win sprints with euskaltel winning races with climbs.
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05 Feb 2013 00:37

If non-major races count it looks like Ag2R are off the list.

I thought they were the safe bet :(

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dumoulin-uses-technology-to-win-besseges-sprint
Most people's signatures are a stupid waste of time, just like this one.
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05 Feb 2013 02:50

I guess I am a bit late posting this seeing AG2R now do have their first win but I did not get AG2R's favoritism in this thread. A couple of years ago they were seriously lacking in sprinters but over the last two years they have tried to address that. While they do not have a top class sprinter they have recruited Appollonio, Manuel Belletti, Samuel Dumoulin, Yauheni Hutarovich. With this group I would be surprised if they did not win a lot more racing.
The climbing group has always been fairly strong although no real top quality rider. In Betancur and Bardet they have two young riders who could do well in one day races or smaller stage races. Pozzovivo will be very interesting to watch as well, while Peraud and Gadret might do something as well.
I feel AG2R had a clear weakness in their squad and have worked to address it. While it did not bear much fruit last year I feel they should reap the rewards this year and they are clearly a World Tour quality team.
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05 Feb 2013 11:59

Mad Elephant Man wrote:I guess I am a bit late posting this seeing AG2R now do have their first win but I did not get AG2R's favoritism in this thread. A couple of years ago they were seriously lacking in sprinters but over the last two years they have tried to address that. While they do not have a top class sprinter they have recruited Appollonio, Manuel Belletti, Samuel Dumoulin, Yauheni Hutarovich. With this group I would be surprised if they did not win a lot more racing.
The climbing group has always been fairly strong although no real top quality rider. In Betancur and Bardet they have two young riders who could do well in one day races or smaller stage races. Pozzovivo will be very interesting to watch as well, while Peraud and Gadret might do something as well.
I feel AG2R had a clear weakness in their squad and have worked to address it. While it did not bear much fruit last year I feel they should reap the rewards this year and they are clearly a World Tour quality team.


I like this team a lot. Last year they were clearly lacking "winners". Gadret and Roche are great of course but they need a very special terrain to excel. I feel like this year they did a great "mercato" (as the french call it), possibly the best of all teams if you consider the budget. And they got some "winners" with Dumoulin and Hutarovich, Betancur and Pozzovivo. Of course not the most prolific but still great choices considering their budget I would say.
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05 Feb 2013 12:07

badboyberty wrote:If non-major races count it looks like Ag2R are off the list.

I thought they were the safe bet :(

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dumoulin-uses-technology-to-win-besseges-sprint


what? did you even look what riders they acquired?
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05 Feb 2013 13:05

looks like cancellara will be the only one winning for radioshack
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05 Feb 2013 13:12

woodenswan wrote:right
they'll win this poll :D:D


:D nice one :D
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05 Feb 2013 13:31

I notice people are still voting for AG2R even though they have won a race.
Democracy has failed - time for something better.
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05 Feb 2013 13:38

gruppeto993 wrote:looks like cancellara will be the only one winning for radioshack


Hayden Roulston won the NZ Champs.
Democracy has failed - time for something better.
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05 Feb 2013 16:53

****, Vacan almost won a race today :D
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12 Feb 2013 12:51

The last teams standing:
Astana
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Garmin-Sharp
Vacansoleil-DCM
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13 Feb 2013 17:36

Voted garmin, no clear winner there, i suppose a team like euskaltel will pull a win off in one of the smaller races in spain/portugal, garmin lacks a good sprinter, a strong puncher

They will hace to rely on some kind of break or a (T)TT
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