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Will ___ ever win a Grand Tour?

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Will ____ ever win a grand tour?

A Schleck*
45
16%
F Schleck
3
1%
Froome
109
39%
Scarponi*
1
0%
Rodriguez
58
21%
Samu Sanchez
11
4%
VDB2
8
3%
Gesink
29
10%
Rujano
5
2%
Kreuziger
11
4%
 
Total votes : 280

Will ___ ever win a Grand Tour?

18 Feb 2013 22:01

With a promising crew of younger riders coming through, have these guys missed their shot? Most of these guys have multiple podiums - okay VDB2 doesn't but he's just missed out a couple of times at the Tour. Same with Gesink but we had to have at least one Belgian and Dutchie in the mix. Just kind of threw Kreuziger in for the hell of it.

Select as many riders as you like.

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18 Feb 2013 22:15

Froome
J-Rod
A Schleck

The rest will have to get very lucky and some don't have a chance.
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18 Feb 2013 22:22

Only Froome.
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18 Feb 2013 22:24

Only Froomey.
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18 Feb 2013 22:27

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Only Froomey.


Yes I agree with you.

I was initially going to say just "yup" but that would have been totally unacceptable wouldn't it???
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18 Feb 2013 22:28

Froome and Rodriguez.

Andy is a lost cause. The rest is past it, or doesn't have the talent.
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18 Feb 2013 22:32

Couldnt vote. "None of them" is not an option ...
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18 Feb 2013 22:33

Descender wrote:Yes I agree with you.

I was initially going to say just "yup" but that would have been totally unacceptable wouldn't it???


yup

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:p
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18 Feb 2013 22:34

Come May, you'll be forced to take Bobby's name off this list.
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18 Feb 2013 22:35

SafeBet wrote:Come May, you'll be forced to take Bobby's name off this list.
So Vincenzo's not your horse for the Giro?

Jancouver wrote:Couldnt vote. "None of them" is not an option ...
How about Tejay?
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18 Feb 2013 22:37

cineteq wrote:So Vincenzo's not your horse for the Giro?


Not this time.
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18 Feb 2013 22:48

Froome Andy and Gesink.

To clarify

Chances

A Schleck 8/10
F Schleck 1/10
Froome 9/10
Scarponi* 2/10
Rodriguez 3/10
Samu Sanchez 3/10
VDB2 4/10
Gesink 7/10
Rujano 0/10
Kreuziger 3/10
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18 Feb 2013 23:00

Froome, J-rod, Gesink (I think he could do it, now that he has realized always going to the Tour is a mistake).
And of course Andy (got to stay true to my roots :D).
Would like to vote Samu, but he's getting old and I'm not sure if he still has what it takes to contend for the top step. Hopefully the Giro will give us some clues to that.
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18 Feb 2013 23:04

The Hitch wrote:Froome Andy and Gesink.

To clarify

Chances

A Schleck 8/10
F Schleck 1/10
Froome 9/10
Scarponi* 2/10
Rodriguez 3/10
Samu Sanchez 3/10
VDB2 4/10
Gesink 7/10
Rujano 0/10
Kreuziger 3/10


4/10 for VDB2? :eek::eek:

Lol at rujano, just gotta wait for ryo.
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18 Feb 2013 23:07

Froome and Rodriguez certainly.
Froome, maybe, already this year. Rodriguez, probably, a Vuelta when he realizes the Tour is too difficult and refocuses back on the home tour.
And Andy, off course. But, at the moment, I can't say for sure.
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18 Feb 2013 23:15

serfla wrote:Rodriguez, probably, a Vuelta when he realizes the Tour is too difficult and refocuses back on the home tour.


He better refocus soon cause he's turning 35 next year.
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18 Feb 2013 23:18

SafeBet wrote:He better refocus soon cause he's turning 35 next year.

You're right. I always forget he's a late bloomer.
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18 Feb 2013 23:21

I misread this one, I want my vote back :(
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18 Feb 2013 23:30

Froome has an excellent shot, especially this year in the Tour.

Rodriguez still has a chance, but I think he really needs to focus on the Vuelta, or maybe the Giro, as those routes and the bonus seconds fit his style. If he doesn't win one by next year, I think his GT window is closed.
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18 Feb 2013 23:42

Afrank wrote:Froome, J-rod, Gesink (I think he could do it, now that he has realized always going to the Tour is a mistake).
And of course Andy (got to stay true to my roots :D).
Would like to vote Samu, but he's getting old and I'm not sure if he still has what it takes to contend for the top step. Hopefully the Giro will give us some clues to that.


Gesink.
Not convinced he is not a Tour man after this year. He needed to enter the Giro this year because of sponsors or rather lack of. Once on a more stable footing I can see him going back to focus on the tour. We sill see.
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