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Who will be the big surprise/revelation of the next Giro D'Italia?

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Surprise of the Giro.

Carlos Betancur..
5
5%
Johan Chaves.
4
4%
Fabio Duarte.
7
7%
Darwin Atapuma.
11
11%
Wilco Kelderman.
18
18%
Rafal Majka.
21
21%
Joe Dombrowski.
18
18%
Fabio Aru.
5
5%
Other.
11
11%
 
Total votes : 100

27 Jan 2013 22:06

Probably one or two of Kenny Elissonde, Mattia Cattaneo, George Bennet, Romain Bardet and Larry Warbasse will also ride.
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27 Jan 2013 22:07

Gloin22 wrote:If he's that talented why isn't he showing it then ?

Most talented already looks Dombrowski, then Kelderman alongside Aru. Can't categorize as Duarte as ''talent'', at this age he should be a class rider, which he isn't.


duarte is often injured and last year he sucked because of undertraining with entire coldeportes team
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27 Jan 2013 22:09

Jason_Mercier wrote:Still dont know why Ryo thinks Duarte is the more talented. I also read it in the colombians thread. You are the expert in colombian topics so i wait for your arguments:)


duarte has always shown the most takent in climbing of all of his generation riders. the show me made on la linea in 2009 is the most impressive I've ever seen.

also in europe when not injured he has shown his class quite a lot
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27 Jan 2013 22:09

I do think we are just listing young names that will surprise, but meanwhile it's probably someone much older than will surprise the most.

This should be a thread called who will be best young rider at Giro mostly right now :p

P.S. Fair enough Ryo.
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27 Jan 2013 22:09

Pentacycle wrote:Ramon Carretero (if he rides)


he's not a super talent by any means. also he can't climb
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27 Jan 2013 22:24

Dombrowski. The only Sky rider on the list.

In all seriousness he is immensely talented and I cant wait to see what he does. In terms of who I would chose if I was betting that would probably be Duarte or Betancur. Duarte maybe inconsistent but he does seem pretty good and Betancur is class. The others may be better in the long run but they are mostly in their first/second years of pro racing and have not shown to much on the highest level.
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27 Jan 2013 22:27

Ryo Hazuki wrote:he's not a super talent by any means. also he can't climb


That's why I was wondering if he'll even ride, I can't find any decent results. But if he performs it would be a big surprise for sure.
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27 Jan 2013 22:30

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27 Jan 2013 22:53

I thought the question was who will be the biggest surprise- so therefore i voted Chaves.

The best young rider i think will be Kelderman- he has gone well at the WT before, he has a good ITT and unlike Dombrowski who will have to work for Wiggins full pelt and probably not be the last man pulling up the climbs, Blanco might allow him some freedom to target the best young riders jersey. Majka will also threaten.

Wackermann if he rides should be good- also Wesley Kreder.
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27 Jan 2013 22:56

Dombrowski is going to be Wiggins' boy in the high mountains. It's a shame he won't be able to go for a stage win or two, the kid can climb.
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27 Jan 2013 23:02

Pentacycle wrote:That's why I was wondering if he'll even ride, I can't find any decent results. But if he performs it would be a big surprise for sure.


he's a good talent. mostly itt, but he won't ride the giro. he's very young
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28 Jan 2013 02:01

Moviefan1203 wrote:Dombrowski is going to be Wiggins' boy in the high mountains. It's a shame he won't be able to go for a stage win or two, the kid can climb.


Indeed he can!!! Can't TT for crap yet thoug. Regardless he will be shackled as a Wiggo workhorse :(
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28 Jan 2013 06:38

If you can pick a good result by a rider now it cannot be a surprise come the Giro.
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28 Jan 2013 06:48

The fact that there is a poll for who is going to be a big surprise in the Giro ultimately means that the person voted to be the revelation is not really going to be a big surprise because we all expect them to do well. :o:p
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28 Jan 2013 07:07

auscyclefan94 wrote:The fact that there is a poll for who is going to be a big surprise in the Giro ultimately means that the person voted to be the revelation is not really going to be a big surprise because we all expect them to do well. :o:p


Anyone else?:p My english is crappy. :) Sorry for it. So WHO WILL BE THE BEST YOUNG RIDER IN THE NEXT GIRO D'ITALIA?
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28 Jan 2013 08:20

Carols wrote:Indeed he can!!! Can't TT for crap yet thoug. Regardless he will be shackled as a Wiggo workhorse :(


Not really. At AtoC he finished in middle of the field and in another ITT in Tour of Gila course he finished 3rd. He's not that bad.
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28 Jan 2013 09:02

I thought Rafal Majka as soon as I saw the topic. I see that I am not the only one. ;)

Nevertheless, I would love to see more of them do really well.
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28 Jan 2013 09:19

If, say, Kelderman or Betancur were to finish around 5th-8th on GC, that would still count as a revelatory performance, regardless of how many people on this forum predict it. Similarly, Dombrowski, Aru or Chaves climbing with the best in the final week in their first GT would qualify.

Personally I would vote for Betancur.
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28 Jan 2013 09:21

I'm voting for Darwin Atapuma, simply because of the awesome name. Absolutely no clue which of those guys will do exceptionally well.
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28 Jan 2013 09:28

I am very surprised to see Majka in the front. I think he doesnt have the talent of Dombrowski, Chaves or Kelderman.
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