2013 Giro D'Italia Astana train vs. Sky Train

Astana vs. Sky

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Aug 16, 2011
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Sky train, won't matter though. Nibbles won't need a train, he'll be off the front.
 
The Hitch said:
Doesnt matter how good nibalis team is. Sky will ttt the whole race and Astana, will spend the whole race behind them. Nibalis getting a free ride to the mtf either way.
It's a possibility, but historical data doesn't show me that it'll be the case.
 
Astana's advantage is that Sky most certainly will do all the work on the flat and the early climbs. Thus Astana will probably have more domestiques in the final than Sky will have. However, Henao is probably worth more than the 3 best domestiques from Astana...
 
Jul 19, 2010
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Pippo_San said:
Yep without Brajko Nibbles won't even end in the top 5.
Game over.
i wonder why not put birdsong and brajko to help nibbles? It's not like birdsong will be able to be top 5 in TDF anyway. He is lucky if he can get top 10
 
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Jelantik said:
i wonder why not put birdsong and brajko to help nibbles? It's not like birdsong will be able to be top 5 in TDF anyway. He is lucky if he can get top 10
Is birdsong Fuglsang?, if it is I cant wait for the big fail I want even put him above Braijkoic and that say's a lot lol.
 
Birdsong and Brajko are not better domestiques than Agnoli and Vanotti. They're better riders, yes, but doesn't necessarily translates to being a better domestique. Add that they're clearly out of shape, unhealthy in Brajko's case, probably not completely committed to helping Nibbles anyway.

And it's not like you need a train to beat Sky's train. It's unbeatable. Different strategies are required. I'm perfectly happy with Tira and Kessi, I'm sure both will prove very helpful for the aggressive tactics Astana will need to derail the train.
 
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Jelantik said:
i wonder why not put birdsong and brajko to help nibbles? It's not like birdsong will be able to be top 5 in TDF anyway. He is lucky if he can get top 10
They're sending Jakob to the Tour as leader instead of domestique at the Giro, to shut him up already. They're also sending Guardini for the sprints in the Tour, so that should tell you how much faith Astana has in him to deliver on his promises. ;)
 

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