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Domestiques thread. Who whill be the MTN superdomestique of the 2013?

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Best MTN Superdomestique of 2013

Roman Kreuziger (TSB)
14
14%
Richie Porte (SKY)
19
19%
Joseph Dombrowski (SKY)
5
5%
Janez Brajkovic (AST)
2
2%
Nairo Quintana (MOV)
34
34%
Steven Kruivswijk (BLN)
No votes
Michael Rogers (TSB)
8
8%
Maxime Monfort (RSH)
3
3%
Sylvester Szmyd (MOV)
2
2%
Other
13
13%
 
Total votes : 100

30 Jan 2013 17:30

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Even if Contador is leading, he'll be more comfortable with a less regular pace than the Sky boys, so the onus will remain on them to set a high pace and limit as far as possible the scope for accelerations which can be sustained.

Strange, at the TDU roles were reversed with you insisting Sky would have to do all the work, but we can both see how that actually played out.

Yes, it seems Blanco overestimated Geraint a little. Although in the part I've seen (2 climbs of Willunga Hill) Sky did most of the work :o

Have you watched the Vuelta? What team went for the jugular from day one?
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30 Jan 2013 17:31

Brajko will make Wiggo and the rest hurt in the italian mountains this May, just wait and see
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30 Jan 2013 17:33

theyoungest wrote:Yes, it seems Blanco overestimated Geraint a little. Although in the part I've seen (2 climbs of Willunga Hill) Sky did most of the work :o

Have you watched the Vuelta? What team went for the jugular from day one?


OK, I watched the whole stage, it was Rabo doing the break chasing and then Sky trying to calm things on the climb.

And yes, I watched the Vuelta and the Tour. I also watched Sky sign Kyrienka, Cataldo, Lopez, & Dombro, so I think anyone who thinks they intend to be less controling of mountain stages than last year will have an unpleasant surprise.
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30 Jan 2013 17:34

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:OK, I watched the whole stage, it was Rabo doing the break chasing and then Sky trying to calm things on the climb.

And yes, I watched the Vuelta and the Tour. I also watched Sky sign Kyrienka, Cataldo, Lopez, & Dombro, so I think anyone who thinks they intend to be less controling of mountain stages than last year will have an unpleasant surprise.

That's their Giro team. Yes, that race will be one boring Sky procession. I just hope Wiggo has what it takes on the multiple mountain stages.
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30 Jan 2013 17:37

Last year they won the GT they controlled the hell out of, and didn't win the others.

In the off season they signed so many climbers their squad balance is now utterly stupid.

It just seems obvious to me they've taken a lesson from the first statement above and begin putting it in to action in the 2nd.
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30 Jan 2013 17:46

Caruso for Nibali
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30 Jan 2013 18:06

TeoSheva wrote:Caruso for Nibali


doubtful as they don't even race for the same team :p

i am going with kreuziguer
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30 Jan 2013 18:07

Jason_Mercier wrote:Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...


What about Wiggins for Froome :D
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30 Jan 2013 18:11

Noval will probably also be there in the high mountains

(someone had to do it)
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30 Jan 2013 18:16

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Noval will probably also be there in the high mountains

(someone had to do it)


There should be a separate poll for who the best Bodyguard is:p
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30 Jan 2013 18:19

Without F Schleck around, Monfort will have to take one more step up. He will be brutal.
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30 Jan 2013 18:33

Dazed and Confused wrote:Without F Schleck around, Monfort will have to take one more step up. He will be brutal.


Then he will be Tour captain
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30 Jan 2013 18:43

Forunculo wrote:Then he will be Tour captain


Limited ambitions I think.
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30 Jan 2013 19:17

Kreuziger, with Quintana coming in a close 2nd. I rate Quintana the better climber but Kreuziger is more experienced.
Also one of the Colombians (whichever goes) for Wiggins will be a good domestique, will probably be the last guy in the Sky train.
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30 Jan 2013 19:26

If Valverde is good enough to make use of Quintana properly in the TDF, then definitely Quintana.
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30 Jan 2013 19:34

Quintana's looking good to take this prize, plus a podium place in La Vuelta.
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30 Jan 2013 20:41

for kreuziger to be the best he first needs to learn how to climb :rolleyes:
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31 Jan 2013 02:23

Ryo Hazuki wrote:for kreuziger to be the best he first needs to learn how to climb :rolleyes:

A little harsh, I'd say he only needs to remember :D

My money is on Quintana as best in mountains and Monfort best overall - he's an underrated rider in mainstream media.
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31 Jan 2013 02:40

Teejay van garderean for Cadel Evans, or vice versa.
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31 Jan 2013 05:36

Tiralongo for Contador

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