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Tour de France 2013 Wild Cards

Europcar
100
32%
Cofidis - Solutions Crédits
97
31%
Sojasun
74
23%
Bretagne - Séché Environnement
6
2%
IAM Cycling
21
7%
NetApp - Endura
7
2%
Colombia
10
3%
Others
1
0%
 
Total votes : 316

Tour de France 2013 Wild Cards

21 Feb 2013 16:24

This is the second thread because i screwed up the first one :(

I'm surprised no one has made a poll yet for that.
Now that we have 19 WT teams and that there will be only 3 Wild Cards and that we know the invitations for PN and Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré, who do you think will be the 3 Wild Cards for the Tour?
Will the organisers opt for an all french invites, especially that some of the french reactions implied that the UCI are acting against the french.
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21 Feb 2013 16:32

i went for the 3 frenchies.

no way ASO invites AIM over sour, both will be invisible but at least sour is french and have a french riders like hivert. It's not like haussler and lofkvist have a chance to do anything anyway. . .
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21 Feb 2013 16:37

Parrulo wrote:i went for the 3 frenchies.

no way ASO invites AIM over sour, both will be invisible but at least sour is french and have a french riders like hivert. It's not like haussler and lofkvist have a chance to do anything anyway. . .


Sorry for the confusion earrly on. It's 6h30 PM here and still at the office :mad:

I went with Sojasun too (the sponsor Saur left them btw) because i think too that they have better chance and because it's one of my favorite teams and I think they will be more aggressive this year with no focus on GC since Coppel left to Cofidis. So looking forward to seeing what Hivert and Simon could do with a free role.
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21 Feb 2013 17:05

I went with Net App. IAM and colombia taking the ****.
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21 Feb 2013 17:19

Europcar: Voeckler + Rolland
Cofidis: Coppel + Le Mevel + Taaramae + Navarro, Petit for some sprint.

and then toss a coin.
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21 Feb 2013 17:47

Is this about who should get it or who will get it?
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21 Feb 2013 17:56

spalco wrote:Is this about who should get it or who will get it?


Good point, they are two different things, i would like to see Netapp-Endura get in, cant see it somehow.
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21 Feb 2013 18:07

spalco wrote:Is this about who should get it or who will get it?

who do you think will be the 3 Wild Cards for the Tour?


Although Zam_Olyas thinks none of the wildcards will be French. I'll take any bet against that.
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21 Feb 2013 18:11

janraaskalt wrote:Although Zam_Olyas thinks none of the wildcards will be French. I'll take any bet against that.


I am sure the 3 frenchies will get it i just voted against it.
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21 Feb 2013 18:14

Zam_Olyas wrote:I am sure the 3 frenchies will get it i just voted against it.

That makes no sense.
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21 Feb 2013 20:08

janraaskalt wrote:That makes no sense.
It does, he did vote against them. :D
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21 Feb 2013 22:26

spalco wrote:Is this about who should get it or who will get it?


It's about who will get it. If it's who should get it, I guess the results would be different. My guess Colombia would have the most votes with logically Europcar and then between IAM/Cofidis/Sojasun
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22 Feb 2013 01:17

For once the 3 french wildcard teams are the strongest options, so it would be very strange if they did not get the wildcards. Europcar and Cofidis are nobrainers and even Sojasun with Hivert and Simon can match the other teams. Columbia could have been fun, but not when they also do the Giro.
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22 Feb 2013 02:20

The three French teams are pretty much guaranteed. That being said, I would like to see NetApp. They are aggressive and I think Leo Konig can make top 10 on the GC.
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22 Feb 2013 03:36

Jancouver wrote:The three French teams are pretty much guaranteed. That being said, I would like to see NetApp. They are aggressive and I think Leo Konig can make top 10 on the GC.


Only three Wild Cards.
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22 Feb 2013 04:16

pdluz7 wrote:Only three Wild Cards.


Thats what I meant. The three French teams will get it but I would rather see NetApp in stead of Sojasun ...
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22 Feb 2013 07:21

Europcar for Voekler, whats his name (alpe stage winner) and Colnago
Cofidis for well because of their shady past and how they still get to go (Irony)
NetApp because I like them (the file servers)
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22 Feb 2013 09:02

Europcar are a no-brainer. Can you imagine the outcry in france if Voeckler doesn't get to ride Le Tour?

Much as I would love to see them pick Colombia (or even NetApp) it's not going to happen this year. I think the only question is whether they will leave out Sojasun or Cofidis to take Bretagne and although I voted for it, I don't think that even that is very likely to be honest.
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22 Feb 2013 09:20

Europcar is obvious, Voeckler mutiple stage winner and got 4th in the TDF, Rolland mutiple stage winner and mutiple top 10 GC.

Cofidis for Taaramae, Coppel

other than that it doesn't really matter that much.... think I'd pick IAM.
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23 Feb 2013 07:15

Sojasun do not deserve it now as they have no Coppel, but they will probably get it. I do like how Hivert is riding recently though.

I would prefer/voted Cofidis, Europcar and IAM- Colombia already have a GT spot and Net-App should target the smaller races, they have a good team for it.
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