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25 Feb 2013 15:11

Parrulo wrote:i actually think that Gesink and quintana are the favourites for this, particularly quintana

Definitely Quintana. He's probably the best climber there, and he can do an excellent uphill TT. Rain and wind might spoil the party though.
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25 Feb 2013 15:32

I'm jumping on Nairo's bandwagon too. This is for a climber.
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25 Feb 2013 15:39

Parrulo wrote:i actually think that Gesink and quintana are the favourites for this, particularly quintana


+1, Gesink has shown some good early season form, and Quintana has had some decent results even while working for Valverde. Really hope Quintana can perform here, its good that he won't have to slave for Valverde.
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25 Feb 2013 15:55

the quintana bandwagon must be getting pretty crowded now
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25 Feb 2013 15:58

Will be looking to see what Bardet and the younger Izaguirre can do here. Check out Cofidis' team:

BAGOT Yohan France
COPPEL Jerome France
GARCIA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Spain
LE MEVEL Christophe France
LEMARCHAND Romain France
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel Spain
TAARAMAE Rein Estonia
ZINGLE Romain Belgium

Not discount basement I would say.
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25 Feb 2013 15:59

theyoungest wrote:Definitely Quintana. He's probably the best climber there, and he can do an excellent uphill TT. Rain and wind might spoil the party though.


I thought it was only Rujano that sucks in rain and **** conditions. ? .
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25 Feb 2013 17:40

Interestingly EBH is on the start-list for Sky, even though Sky originally said their entire classic's squad would be going to a training camp in Tenerife instead of P-N or T-A. Weird.

Perhaps Edvald doesn't want to go to Tenerife this year either.

Could also just be the Sky website mixing up Boswell (who originally was scheduled to start) and Boasson...
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25 Feb 2013 17:41

Dazed and Confused wrote:Will be looking to see what Bardet and the younger Izaguirre can do here. Check out Cofidis' team:

BAGOT Yohan France
COPPEL Jerome France
GARCIA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Spain
LE MEVEL Christophe France
LEMARCHAND Romain France
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel Spain
TAARAMAE Rein Estonia
ZINGLE Romain Belgium

Not discount basement I would say.


Taaramäe said in his blog that Navarro will be probably their leader in there and that he probably won't be in good shape for Paris-Nice.
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25 Feb 2013 17:45

theyoungest wrote:Definitely Quintana. He's probably the best climber there, and he can do an excellent uphill TT. Rain and wind might spoil the party though.


that mountain itt suits him like a glove, quintana doesn't suffer from rain and cold very much, but wind (echelons) would be a problem
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25 Feb 2013 17:51

Samson wrote:Taaramäe said in his blog that Navarro will be probably their leader in there and that he probably won't be in good shape for Paris-Nice.


that's a shame, do you know what is going on with him?
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25 Feb 2013 18:05

chronically injured. the guy's career is becoming more of a joke.
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25 Feb 2013 18:05

maltiv wrote:Interestingly EBH is on the start-list for Sky, even though Sky originally said their entire classic's squad would be going to a training camp in Tenerife instead of P-N or T-A. Weird.

Perhaps Edvald doesn't want to go to Tenerife this year either.

Could also just be the Sky website mixing up Boswell (who originally was scheduled to start) and Boasson...


Interesting...
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25 Feb 2013 18:09

LaFlorecita wrote:that's a shame, do you know what is going on with him?


a shame indeed, would have liked to see team going in with full strength. Still Coppel + Navarro with a bit of help from Le Mevel should be competitive.
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25 Feb 2013 19:16

theyoungest wrote:Definitely Quintana. He's probably the best climber there, and he can do an excellent uphill TT. Rain and wind might spoil the party though.


Rain or Rein? :)

Fuglsang isn't gonna win nothing if he won't do something with his hair. That's comedy, he looks like Lampre's guy. But life is about compromises, so he's doing compromis between "cool look" and training.

Three stars for Kreuziger isn't bad, actually I'm surprised with this faith, considering ill - fated beginnig of the season. He lacks racing kilometres compared to some others. But OFC I think it isn't impossible for him to win.
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25 Feb 2013 19:20

LaFlorecita wrote:that's a shame, do you know what is going on with him?


He had nasty flu.

I think his words after the flu were that he won't be in top shape for Paris-Nice but hopes to be good. But yesterday he didn't finish Sud-Ardèche so his shape will be big question mark.

In his blog today he said that in Paris-Nice he will get little help from the team but Navarro will be probably the leader because this years route suits him (TT uphill) and because he's shown very good form in late. The team will wait until Montagne de Lure and then they will decide who's going to ride for who.

PS. Sorry about my English. Not my first language but I hope I was clear enough.
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25 Feb 2013 19:32

Kokoso wrote:

Three stars for Kreuziger isn't bad, actually I'm surprised with this faith, considering ill - fated beginnig of the season. He lacks racing kilometres compared to some others. But OFC I think it isn't impossible for him to win.


Saxo's team:

BRESCHEL Matti Denmark
KREUZIGER Roman Czech Republic
LUND Anders Denmark
MORKOV Michael Denmark
ROCHE Nicholas Ireland
SUTHERLAND Rory Australia
SØRENSEN Nicki Denmark
ZAUGG Oliver Switzerland

Looks strong enough to support Kreuziger on this parcours. This appears to be the kind of opportunity he needs to take.
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25 Feb 2013 21:06

Ryo Hazuki wrote:chronically injured. the guy's career is becoming more of a joke.


People would say that Rujano gets sick/injured alot too.
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25 Feb 2013 21:10

Zam_Olyas wrote:People would say that Rujano gets sick/injured alot too.

I know he's sick a lot, but injured?
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25 Feb 2013 21:13

Psychological injury. :D
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25 Feb 2013 21:19

Zam_Olyas wrote:Psychological injury. :D

That's not nice :(
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