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2013 Giro D'Italia Field Discussion

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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

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taiwan said:
So how are ppl rating the Dolphin? I think as good as top 5, even podium. His results since returning have been impressive, and he was touted as a potential winner in '09. Also Savio's team usually performs at the Giro.
Yeah, he's in a good position as a dark horse (even with the tricolore on his back). He's a bit old though, 35 already.
 

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The Hitch said:
Wtf are you talking about. I see quite a few voting for.wiggins so its clear your just trying to troll again.

Ah sorry, I noticed and I even was going to write all but Hitch, but forgot.

Nonetheless, I don't think that it was an accident
 
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Stibolino said:
Strange decission...2 Italien Teams.... Last year aquarone also didnt hesitate to lease out aqua e sapone.... personallly i miss team netapp...You can tell meinen what you want but as a whole Team they are clearly stronger than colombia or bardiani csf

not strange at all. acquarone put under pressure not to kill all other italian teams like he did with acqua last year
 
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greenedge said:
Dombrowski or Kelderma for white but Agostini i think could also go well.

I am hoping Porte is stronger than Wiggins and can top 3. However that might not happen so i shall say Nibali, Gesink then Wiggins, with Hesjedal and Samu also challenging.

I cannot see Scarponi and Basso winning but they will be factors and will probably be amongst the most consistent. Hopefully a good Cobo shows up.

dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of

If living in Europe for the first time wasn't challenging enough, in late December Dombrowski was presented with a more formidable task: joining the squad that would help Wiggins in the 21-stage Giro d'Italia, one of the three Grand Tours in professional cycling. (The other two are the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.) The Italian race kicks off on May 3.

"I did not expect to do the Giro," he says. "I didn't really even expect to do a Grand Tour. I kinda ruled out the Giro because it's too early, there's no way they're gonna put me in that early, there's no way they're gonna have me to do the Giro if Wiggins is gonna go try to win. It's exciting, but it's a little bit daunting, I guess."

(full article http://dcist.com/2013/01/joe_d.php ) Dombrowski tweeted it so its 100% sure he does the giro i suppose (unless he gets injured ofcourse).
 
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Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk
 
Leendert82 said:
Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk

Rabobank's BoD will be glued to the TV if this happens.
 
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18-Valve. (pithy) said:
He was only told that he was on the shortlist, as far as I know.

He's racing for definite ;)


If living in Europe for the first time wasn't challenging enough, in late December Dombrowski was presented with a more formidable task: joining the squad that would help Wiggins in the 21-stage Giro d'Italia, one of the three Grand Tours in professional cycling. (The other two are the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.) The Italian race kicks off on May 3.

"I did not expect to do the Giro," he says. "I didn't really even expect to do a Grand Tour. I kinda ruled out the Giro because it's too early, there's no way they're gonna put me in that early, there's no way they're gonna have me to do the Giro if Wiggins is gonna go try to win. It's exciting, but it's a little bit daunting, I guess."

http://dcist.com/2013/01/joe_d.php

Posted on previous page too. He'll be racing it unless he's injured. He's season will have two peaks. Giro and a peak I believe around USA Pro Challenge.
 
Leendert82 said:
Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk
wait, you say that Nibali can't win because he's not the best climber nor the best tter and then you say Gesink will win?
 
Dazed and Confused said:
Rabobank's BoD will be glued to the TV if this happens.
Probably not, the Rabobank board doesn't watch the Giro. Just the Amstel Gold Race and the Tour.

Leendert82 said:
Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk
Come on, expecting Gesink to win is not realistic. His best result in a GT is 6th. Yes, I know Hesjedal's best result before last year was even worse, but he hadn't been trying as often.
 
LaFlorecita said:
I voted Wiggins :D

But I hope Nibbles wins. It all depends on Wiggins's motivation and sky's marginal gains. And of course we don't know how the sky train deals with real climbers :rolleyes:

Yeah one proper attack of a real climber (Contador) at the TdF last year and Wiggins would've been blown up for sure!

But talking about the Giro. Who is that real climber than? Not Basso, Nibali, Scarponi, Gesink.

Maybe Sanchez or Pellizotti, but don't think so.

The steepness could be the killing factor here
 
staubsauger said:
Yeah one proper attack of a real climber (Contador) at the TdF last year and Wiggins would've been blown up for sure!

But talking about the Giro. Who is that real climber than? Not Basso, Nibali, Scarponi, Gesink.

Maybe Sanchez or Pellizotti, but don't think so.

The steepness could be the killing factor here
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