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Who Will Win Tirreno Adriatico?

Poll ended at 02 Mar 2013 11:19

C.Froome
50
33%
C.Evans
15
10%
A.Contador
42
28%
V.Nibali
15
10%
J.Rodriguez
13
9%
Other
16
11%
 
Total votes : 151

19 Feb 2013 11:52

Pentacycle wrote:On paper his team is alright, but in reality his team is in terribe form. At least, that's what you can conclude with their results in the preparation races. Nibali is the only one who I've seen getting a result. He should be happy if he podiums this race, Rodriguez, Contador, Froome, Evans, they were all better in Oman. He should count on a surprise attack, or just a miracle.


He was a little litle bit weaker. So I admit Nibali is able to put extra effort and win because realistically he can win Tirreno, unlike Giro or Tour.
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19 Feb 2013 12:46

Most likely Froome will want to make a mark here in an early season showndown with Contador, Nibali, Evans and even the unmetioned oldster Horner might hold on to a top five given a pre Milan-San Remo TTT team like last and some early time gains. Looking like a better field this year. Froome vs. Contador likely, both of them above the rest.
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19 Feb 2013 13:43

I think that Froome did a lot of hard training to make an impact in the early season and put a lot of doubts in the head of the other Gt rides. Like an early goal!

It is possible that he will win TA, but because he will be at 90-100% and the other guys will be, as it need to be, at 70-80%.

So in July all will be ok.

But I know.. there will be a day when a new king will surge. But it will not be today. AC will be the king for, at least, more 3 years.

I hope he will retire before other ride take his place.
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19 Feb 2013 13:49

premature excuse for a possible defeat? Alright... :p Alberto fans dislike Lance fans, but when I see reasonings of both I realise it is the guys with the same vision — vision of global surreal superiority. It cracks me...
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19 Feb 2013 13:51

LaFlorecita wrote:Yes I hope they do some hard training in Corsica, hopefully we will also find out who will ride TA, I'm hoping for Manuele, Bennati and Mickey Rogy for the team tt

Manuele is confirmed :) Feltet.dk (danish)

Næste mål for italieneren Boaro bliver: ”Tirreno-Adriatico og derefter Milano-Sanremo. Det bliver godt at køre i Italien. Jeg elsker at køre der.”


The next goal for him is to ride T-A and M-SR.

PS:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFqmz5NS1bM :)
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19 Feb 2013 14:58

Netserk wrote:Manuele is confirmed :) Feltet.dk (danish)


Good :) he could also do well in the tt, he is a specialist for short tts



:)
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19 Feb 2013 15:45

Benatti and Rogers are almost certain as well, seeing as none of them are on the confrimed list for 3 days at Panne or Paris-Nice. Other riders seem to include Hernandez, CAS, Tosatto and Paulinho/Petrov
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19 Feb 2013 16:18

Thanks notrolfsorensen, a very strong team for Alberto :)
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19 Feb 2013 16:24

Paulinho better lost some weight ;)
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19 Feb 2013 16:26

Miburo wrote:Paulinho better lost some weight ;)

He will give a hell of a draft to Alberto ;)
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19 Feb 2013 17:02

notrolfsorensen wrote:Benatti and Rogers are almost certain as well, seeing as none of them are on the confrimed list for 3 days at Panne or Paris-Nice. Other riders seem to include Hernandez, CAS, Tosatto and Paulinho/Petrov


offopic... excuse.. but

I would like to know how the things are btw Roche and Benatti @ saxo... did you remember?!

"Roche found himself outside the Liquigas team bus, waiting for Bennati. In front of the assembled media, Roche grabbed him by the throat, told him to show some respect, and if he didn’t understand that the priority was the yellow jersey on Roche’s team, then he didn’t understand cycling; the message being, don’t mess with Roche."
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19 Feb 2013 17:13

Froome will be the man to beat of course, but do not count out Nibali. He is the one that will want to rock at MSR and Liege. Early season peak for Nibbles.
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19 Feb 2013 17:17

virandociclista wrote:offopic... excuse.. but

I would like to know how the things are btw Roche and Benatti @ saxo... did you remember?!

"Roche found himself outside the Liquigas team bus, waiting for Bennati. In front of the assembled media, Roche grabbed him by the throat, told him to show some respect, and if he didn’t understand that the priority was the yellow jersey on Roche’s team, then he didn’t understand cycling; the message being, don’t mess with Roche."


off season training camp would have sorted that. No problem.
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19 Feb 2013 17:18

Miburo wrote:Paulinho better lost some weight ;)


he actually seems to be on some decent shape looking at his algarve performance.

either that or riis has managed to squeeze some ambition and willingness to race in race other than GTs into him :o
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19 Feb 2013 19:34

airstream wrote:Support one of two is my prerogative. You dislike the way I'm doing this? That's weird since you make some praises and deifications in a far more severe manner. ;) Say, the fact that Contador allegedly sacrificed the Mont Ventoux stage win for Armstrong... it was too much


Don't forget that Froome was riding in a level playing field in the 11 Vuelta in the third week. And he showed himself as a brilliant climber. A magnificent one.


I'd swear that you didn't start following the sport until you appeared on this forum based on some of your posts. The bolded part above I must be misunderstanding what your meaning/intent might be. Certainly you don't think Contador was at his limit while riding up Ventoux?:eek:
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19 Feb 2013 19:37

Can Op ad Tony Martin to the list please?
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19 Feb 2013 19:54

you mean to the poll? users can't edit polls.

anyway what's the point of adding martin to the poll? he has as much of a chance as cav to win tirreno, should i add cav then?
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19 Feb 2013 19:55

Parrulo wrote:you mean to the poll? users can't edit polls.

anyway what's the point of adding martin to the poll? he has as much of a chance as cav to win tirreno, should i add cav then?


I don't think Cav has said he tries to win it, did he?
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19 Feb 2013 19:58

Bavarianrider wrote:I don't think Cav has said he tries to win it, did he?


So when you claim you can win the tour you're allowed to be in the poll?

Sign me up then.
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19 Feb 2013 20:00

Angliru wrote:I'd swear that you didn't start following the sport until you appeared on this forum based on some of your posts. The bolded part above I must be misunderstanding what your meaning/intent might be. Certainly you don't think Contador was at his limit while riding up Ventoux?:eek:


Don't you test him ;)
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