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15 Feb 2013 01:45

cineteq wrote:Isn't that what happened to KAT's Giro bid? Purito kept saying he wanted to ride the Tour above all, thus RCS didn't wait. On the other hand, UCI said already that they will not have 19 WT teams. So even if CAS ruled in KAT's favor, I have no idea what would happen. Everything points to him leaving.


Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I think Purito has said he'll wait for the whole process before he leaves Katusha. So, if CAS upholds the case and sends it back to UCI (who will undoubtedly reject Katusha's bid) it's going to take longer and Purito might miss some races - the Ardennes, in particular, if UCI delays. I know he's saying Le Tour above all, but I know he wants to race the Ardennes.
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15 Feb 2013 01:57

Viking wrote:Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I think Purito has said he'll wait for the whole process before he leaves Katusha. So, if CAS upholds the case and sends it back to UCI (who will undoubtedly reject Katusha's bid) it's going to take longer and Purito might miss some races - the Ardennes, in particular, if UCI delays. I know he's saying Le Tour above all, but I know he wants to race the Ardennes.


I doubt Ardennes is extremely important on his list this year, he still can race much of them even if Kutusha being a Pro-Con team, the only objective for him judging from interviews is Tour maybe the world too.
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15 Feb 2013 02:52

What about Blanco? They will be missing a key rider soon so I think they could fill that spot with Purito, but not sure about his entourage?
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15 Feb 2013 03:49

ElChingon wrote:What about Blanco? They will be missing a key rider soon so I think they could fill that spot with Purito, but not sure about his entourage?


well, Purito said his next team would likely be his last, and Blanco is a team without a sponsor. So there is a chance that the team could not be around next year. Of course with Purito they would have a better chance of getting a sponsor, but it is unknown. I think Purito wants to join a team that is sure to be around for a while and is sure to stay in the world tour.
And Blanco can't have that much money, I don't think Rabo is shelling at extra money for them. But just enough for them to operate.
Plus they have 29 rider, so he wouldn't be able to bring a bunch of helpers with him.

other than that, I could see it being a good team for him.
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15 Feb 2013 10:35

This issue has been resolved, he'll be remaining at Katusha.

I'll bet today, even coming 3rd in TOO stage, feels like a huge win for him.
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15 Feb 2013 11:12

Could someone change the thread title to "Rodriguez" :o
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15 Feb 2013 11:15

hrotha wrote:Could someone change the thread title to "Rodriguez" :o
Done, thanks Mods!

Now that KAT is in, I want to see Purito battling it out with the big guys, including Froome at T-A.
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15 Feb 2013 11:38

Really do love this chap he has alot of Panache different to Contador but still a great rider to watch i hope he has improved on his TT skills because if he has then he has the potential to be a danger in alot of places :)
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15 Feb 2013 13:33

peterst6906 wrote:This issue has been resolved, he'll be remaining at Katusha.

I'll bet today, even coming 3rd in TOO stage, feels like a huge win for him.


Good for him, staying at Katusha really is the best place for him. Although I bet Lampre is disappointed. :p
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15 Feb 2013 22:00

Italian Rai's Radiocorsa said yesterday (before CAS decision) that the main sponsors of Katusha tried to do a big offer to Rodriguez for convince him to stay till 2015, by saying that they would be back surely in 2014 as a WT team (in case the CAS decision wasnt ending in their favour).
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15 Feb 2013 23:04

Michele wrote:Italian Rai's Radiocorsa said yesterday (before CAS decision) that the main sponsors of Katusha tried to do a big offer to Rodriguez for convince him to stay till 2015, by saying that they would be back surely in 2014 as a WT team (in case the CAS decision wasnt ending in their favour).


Hopefully Rodriguez has his agent out on the streets now (aka at the races), he needs to bail in 2014, the writing is on the wall.
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13 Mar 2013 08:17

Just watched the Sant'Elpidio stage. Rodriguez seemed to come out of nowhere on that final climb to catch Nibali and Sagan. I'm looking for him to crush the Mur de Huy. Gilbert will have to up his game to win F-W this year.
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13 Mar 2013 09:16

Rodriguez is the man to beat for sure for FW, and as usual he will be a main role also for Amstel and Liegi.
Gilbert is nowhere near there.
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13 Mar 2013 09:32

Purito is going to have a great season this year will be a joy to watch.
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13 Mar 2013 09:44

phanatic wrote:Just watched the Sant'Elpidio stage. Rodriguez seemed to come out of nowhere on that final climb to catch Nibali and Sagan.


Too bad that he didn't make the podium because of that damn TTT.
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13 Mar 2013 11:22

I like Purito on hills, but I still dislike him in the mountains.
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13 Mar 2013 11:40

HiCadence wrote:Purito is going to have a great season this year will be a joy to watch.
Looking really god, too bad he's chosen the wrong GTs to ride.
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13 Mar 2013 11:42

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Too bad that he didn't make the podium because of that damn TTT.
You're looking at the wrong stage. He lost 43 sec. to Froome on stage 4.
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13 Mar 2013 12:40

cineteq wrote:You're looking at the wrong stage. He lost 43 sec. to Froome on stage 4.


No, I'm not. Froome would have finished 2nd regardless, but neither Contador nor Kwiatkowski would have finished ahead of Rodriguez in GC.
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13 Mar 2013 13:18

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:No, I'm not. Froome would have finished 2nd regardless, but neither Contador nor Kwiatkowski would have finished ahead of Rodriguez in GC.
You can't blame a TTT for that. Contador was +15 vs. Rodriguez's +43 on stage 4.
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