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Will Nibali ever win the Tour?

Poll ended at 14 May 2013 21:21

Yes
20
17%
No
100
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Total votes : 120

Will Nibali ever win the Tour?

03 Feb 2013 21:20

Do you think he'll ever do it based on his skills and the current competition.

Me personally i don't think Nibali has it in him to win the tour against guys like Contador or Froome unless in some special circumstances. But i don't see it happening.

He's also italian which pretty much forces him to sometimes ride the giro.

He has one good thing going on though: vino-effect.
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03 Feb 2013 21:26

Of course, as long as he rides it again. :)
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03 Feb 2013 21:26

ofc not.

Good but not good enough, 'young' but not young enough.
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03 Feb 2013 21:33

Netserk wrote:ofc not.

Good but not good enough, 'young' but not young enough.
Fact: Evans won the Tour with no team.
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03 Feb 2013 21:35

Will Nibali ever win the Tour? No.
Could Nibali ever win the Tour? Yes.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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03 Feb 2013 21:36

cineteq wrote:Fact: Evans won the Tour with no team.

Fact: Evans from 2007-2011 was stronger than Nibali has ever been.
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03 Feb 2013 21:38

Probably not, but looking at last years results im not even going to rule out Tyler Farrar from winning the tour.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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03 Feb 2013 21:39

I don't think so. With Contador, Wiggins and Froome in place and Van Gardaren rising I don't even see him getting back on the podium. It appears his tt has improved but he still is not in the same league overall as the above riders. Plus, as mentioned earlier, he's Italian and has yet to win the Giro and I imagine that it's pretty high on his list of priorities. Every year he goes for the Giro win is a year he won't be contending in the Tour. Love him as a rider though. Big heart and courage.
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03 Feb 2013 21:40

I reckon he had his best chance last year.
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03 Feb 2013 21:40

everything is possible so i won't rule it out maybe in 4-5 years
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03 Feb 2013 21:42

Netserk wrote:Fact: Evans from 2007-2011 was stronger than Nibali has ever been.
Very debatable, plus he wasn't that mentally strong. The Worlds changed that.

PS: Look for the word 'fact' in the dictionary, you might want to replace it by IMHO. :D
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03 Feb 2013 21:43

jens_attacks wrote:everything is possible so i won't rule it out maybe in 4-5 years


In 4-5 years it will be the Quintana vs Pinot show.:p

He might have a chance next year if all external factos go his way, but beyond that he;ll have a tough time
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03 Feb 2013 21:45

he has a lot of courage and great bike handling skills and 'grinta'. But he lacks the pure ability. So unless he has the luck that a lot of major contenders somehow fall away he will never win
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03 Feb 2013 21:46

look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)
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03 Feb 2013 21:49

jens_attacks wrote:look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)


Yeah, but the general level of the Tour 2012 wasn't impressive. Considering the amount of contenders that either didn't start or were heavily battered after the first week
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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03 Feb 2013 21:52

I say it was less likely that Hesjedal would win the Giro one day. So the answer is: why not?
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03 Feb 2013 21:53

Podium it again is very very likely. To win it will be hard with Kash and Lutsenko on the same team ofc :D
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03 Feb 2013 22:15

He has the capability to, especially if he continues to improve and doesn't fizzle out like other talked up riders have done. Will he win it within the next couple years? Probably not, but winning it some time in the future is not outside the realm of possibilities.

After all, a couple years ago I doubt many people would be expecting Wiggins or Hesjedal to one day be grand tour winners.
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03 Feb 2013 22:15

the asian wrote:In 4-5 years it will be the Quintana vs Pinot show.:p

He might have a chance next year if all external factos go his way, but beyond that he;ll have a tough time


The main factor that has to go his way next year is somehow ending up at the Tour on a Giro -Vuelta -Worlds schedule.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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03 Feb 2013 22:18

The Hitch wrote:The main factor that has to go his way next year is somehow ending up at the Tour on a Giro -Vuelta -Worlds schedule.


You reckon he'll try to defend his Giro & Worlds' titles next year?:p
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