2013 Giro D'Italia Field Discussion

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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Santambrogio and Sioutsou.

But seriously, 70% of other giro contenders isn't even here... :rolleyes:
This same poster said Iglynskiy won liege from a breakaway.I think like with the froome19 poster last year, its best to give him a few months to learn the ropes of cycling before its worth bothering to respond.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Santambrogio and Sioutsou.

But seriously, 70% of other giro contenders isn't even here... :rolleyes:
70% who Hesjedal (poor mans Wiggins), Sanchez (no form) and Wiggins super domestique aka Uran or Henao. The main contenders were there Wiggins, Nibali, Basso, Scarponi, Pozzovivo, and Evans (is he going isn't he?)
 
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Netserk said:
Hesjedal, Gesink and Henao?
Gesink?!? LOL ... a bottler, who's golden future is all behind him.

Henao? ... a youngster with a potentially golden future ahead of him, but no chance this year.

Hesjedal? ... I've always had a soft spot for him, but he won last year against the weakest Giro field in a generation. He may be worth a punt if the bookies are offering good odds, but he's shown little this year and none of the old captains are going to give him any latitude this time.
 
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Tei6chai said:
Gesink?!? LOL ... a bottler, who's golden future is all behind him.

Henao? ... a youngster with a potentially golden future ahead of him, but no chance this year.

Hesjedal? ... I've always had a soft spot for him, but he won last year against the weakest Giro field in a generation. He may be worth a punt if the bookies are offering good odds, but he's shown little this year and none of the old captains are going to give him any latitude this time.
Nibali won a Vuelta with the weakest field ever, so that makes two of them. Hesjedal beat Scarponi, whom Nibali was unable to beat the last time he did the Giro.

The fact that Hesjedal has shown little this year doesn't really matter, last year was similar. The fact that he still got 20th or something yesterday in Fleche after his bad luck shows that the form is coming around nicely.
 
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theyoungest said:
Nibali won a Vuelta with the weakest field ever, so that makes two of them. Hesjedal beat Scarponi, whom Nibali was unable to beat the last time he did the Giro.
hesjedla also beat purito who contador could barely beat.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
hesjedla also beat purito who contador could barely beat.
I gotta say that Purito did look better in the Vuelta. He probably learned from the year before, where he was great in the final Giro week and the Dauphiné, and then properly cooked at the end of the Vuelta.
 
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Tei6chai said:
Gesink?!? LOL ... a bottler, who's golden future is all behind him.

Henao? ... a youngster with a potentially golden future ahead of him, but no chance this year.

Hesjedal? ... I've always had a soft spot for him, but he won last year against the weakest Giro field in a generation. He may be worth a punt if the bookies are offering good odds, but he's shown little this year and none of the old captains are going to give him any latitude this time.
By my count that's the 2495th time the "weak field" argument has been rolled out on the CN forum.

You can only beat who's there.
 
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Does anyone know what sprinters are likely to take part in the Giro? and how many stages are likely to end in a sprint finish?
 
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theyoungest said:
I gotta say that Purito did look better in the Vuelta. He probably learned from the year before, where he was great in the final Giro week and the Dauphiné, and then properly cooked at the end of the Vuelta.
he was sick and on anti biotics in the giro 2011 until the very last week in which he improved
 
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Eshnar said:
Cavendish, Goss and little more.
Stage 1, 6, 12 and 21 to finish in a bunch sprint.
Thanks, reckon Cavendish could get at least 2 of them, with Goss or one of the other sprinters (Degenkolb, Viviani or one of the FDJ boys) getting one or two between them. Is Sagan going at all or is he waiting for the TDF?
 
CycloAndy said:
Thanks, reckon Cavendish could get at least 2 of them, with Goss or one of the other sprinters (Degenkolb, Viviani or one of the FDJ boys) getting one or two between them. Is Sagan going at all or is he waiting for the TDF?
Sagan is going to California and then TDF
 
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Does anybody know when the "cronotabella" and the "last km profiles" will be available on the official Giro site?
 
Re: Ryder Hesjedal,

Re: comments #951, 952 & 953 about Hesjedal,

Right, last year's build up was similar...

And one thing to remember is that Ryder progresses and gets better into the 3rd week when those 5 (of 6) MTF's hit.

Also it seems Hesjedal's build is better suited for harsh Giro weather, than some other racers.
 
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