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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

28 Jan 2013 09:30

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

He'll be a team captain though. He has more chances to deliver imo.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Jan 2013 09:34

Atapuma will offer us some nice show in the Dolomites. I expect him to be the new king of the mountain breakways. IMO in the last year edition (with a route which would have suited him) he could have done a Top10 in the GC.
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28 Jan 2013 09:35

Mattia Gavazzi could be a revelation. I think he still waits for his first Giro stage win, not even sure he already rode the Giro at least once.
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28 Jan 2013 10:14

radioshack is sending kiserlovski as captain. Any idea of what he'll be capable of pulling off?
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28 Jan 2013 10:18

gruppeto993 wrote:radioshack is sending kiserlovski as captain. Any idea of what he'll be capable of pulling off?

Between 5th and 10th in GC I'd guess...
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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28 Jan 2013 10:33

Eshnar wrote:He'll be a team captain though. He has more chances to deliver imo.


no he won't kreuziger will be
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28 Jan 2013 10:38

Ryo Hazuki wrote:no he won't kreuziger will be

the last interview I read he made clear he (Majka) was the leader... Kreuziger is not going apparently.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Jan 2013 10:41

gruppeto993 wrote:radioshack is sending kiserlovski as captain. Any idea of what he'll be capable of pulling off?


he has incredible potential but usually also lots of bad luck
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28 Jan 2013 10:42

Ryo Hazuki wrote:no he won't kreuziger will be

Kreuziger isn't going to the Giro. He is focussed on the Ardennes and one-week stage races. At the Tour he will be super-dom for Alberto.

Majka is the captain for the Giro

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28 Jan 2013 10:57

Also Cobo, Di Luca, Brambilla, Rabottini, Kiserlovski, Jeannesson, Capecchi, Intxausti could be "surprises" as well. But i wanted to focus on the young guys who havent shone in big races yet.
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28 Jan 2013 11:05

Looking forward to see Kreuziguer focusing on 1-week races and classics. That's where he first shone and he should ride for the win even in some 1.1 events in order to get that taste of success. He has ridden well in Liege in the past, maybe he gets lucky one day. And depending on the route and competition, he may have a chance in PN.
Maybe he can go to the Vuelta relaxed after some early season success. Or maybe he's just dead tired after working for Velasco :)
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28 Jan 2013 11:05

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


That's alright. I was just trying to mind-fuck you.
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28 Jan 2013 12:20

gruppeto993 wrote:radioshack is sending kiserlovski as captain. Any idea of what he'll be capable of pulling off?


This season screams of epic fail on his part :mad:



probably top 8th -12th
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28 Jan 2013 12:26

Seems like Elissonde is riding the Giro as well. Will be interesting to see how he goes in the mountains. With a similar profile to Pozzovivo he could excel in the longer mountains.
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28 Jan 2013 12:58

I have big hopes in Majka, his vuelta performance was great.
Think he gets at top 10 in the gc.
Don't know if that will be a big surprise though, think he has a great potential.
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28 Jan 2013 13:05

maltiv wrote:Seems like Elissonde is riding the Giro as well. Will be interesting to see how he goes in the mountains. With a similar profile to Pozzovivo he could excel in the longer mountains.


Where did you read this? Would be so interesting.
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28 Jan 2013 13:22

Hopefully a fully fit Yonathan Monsalve.

J.J Romero Corredor will surprise and grab a stage-win.

Kristijan Durasek could potentially have a very good ride as well!
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28 Jan 2013 13:54

Jason_Mercier wrote:Where did you read this? Would be so interesting.


It's mentioned here.
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28 Jan 2013 14:11

Jason_Mercier wrote:Atapuma will offer us some nice show in the Dolomites. I expect him to be the new king of the mountain breakways. IMO in the last year edition (with a route which would have suited him) he could have done a Top10 in the GC.


atapuma won;t ride the giro under normal circumstances. duarte and chaves will
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28 Jan 2013 14:35

Jakob747 wrote:Hopefully a fully fit Yonathan Monsalve.

J.J Romero Corredor will surprise and grab a stage-win.

Kristijan Durasek could potentially have a very good ride as well!


With Di Luca's signing, I doubt whether Monsalve will be given a chance to ride the Giro.
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