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2013 Giro D'Italia Field Discussion

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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

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delfino was dropped on the first ramps of sega di ala and in the last kms, he caught a lot of guys, he really motored uphill. it was just training for him
in giro he will be tremendous just like in 2009, full of rage also because in 2010 nobody could have matched his numbers. i tell you, scarponi 2010 giro journey with savio will look like a children's innocent game after what will delfino show in may
 
taiwan said:
Pellizotti was a bit dissapointing in Trentino, his last race before the Giro.

Hesjedal I don't think will podium. Not sure Wiggins will win either.

The only way Hesjedal won't podium is if Gesink or Evans do better than expected. Can't really see anyone else threatening Nibali and Wiggins. Scarponi has showed glimpses recently but can't see it happening for Basso.
 
movingtarget said:
The only way Hesjedal won't podium is if Gesink or Evans do better than expected. Can't really see anyone else threatening Nibali and Wiggins. Scarponi has showed glimpses recently but can't see it happening for Basso.

I predicted Basso will be very strong for some time now. Still think he's on track. Basso is the ultimate trough - peak rider. Podium could be too difficult, but top 5 is doable.
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
I predicted Basso will be very strong for some time now. Still think he's on track. Basso is the ultimate trough - peak rider. Podium could be too difficult, but top 5 is doable.

yes you also predicted porte woudl easily win pais vasco against the colombians in the itt... I think your username suits you well
 
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Scarponi was better than expected in LBL and Niemiec will be a great lieutenant for him if he's not just riding for himself. Evans is also being underrated for a GT. Because he's older ppl are jumping the gun by saying he's done.
 

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he showed on settimana coppi e bartali glimpses of the old basso
destroyed a couple of times the peloton by himself on the climbs and did a good itt
he will be way stronger than last year in il giro for sure

who won't be way stronger than last year in the Giro? ;)
 
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theyoungest said:
Who will beat Hesjedal for the podium? Evans is not looking as bad as before, but Hesjedal looks really good.

I didn't have 1 rider in mind, but if not a Scarponi or Evans who have been GT leaders for way longer than Hesjedal, there are all the younger guys coming up like Betancur, Henao, Santambrogio, Intxausti.

A lot can happen in a GT, just on gut I can't see Ryder putting up a solid defence.
 
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i'm curious ...what were the odds for nairo before the itt to win pais vasco overall? must been around 30-40. it was a surprise (maybe not for you ok)

x20-30 you could get. however in beginning of the weke the odds were x60 and same for henao and spilak x150.
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
CF current team:

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Colombia
KENNAUGH Peter United Kingdom
KIRYIENKA Vasil Belarus
LOPEZ GARCIA David Spain
PATE Danny United States
PORTE Richie Australia
URAN Rigoberto Colombia
WIGGINS Bradley United Kingdom

if true, its game over.

except kennaugh(dombrowski) that's the team I've prediocted all along. but I heard dombrowski si out of the quesiton anyway as he can't ride ina large peloton
 
Sivtsov @ Trentino:

Aujourd'hui, c'était un test pour le Giro. Nous avons essayé certaines choses, ma forme est croissante et nous espérons que mon pic de forme arrivera lors du Tour d'Italie. Après avoir remporté le chrono par équipes, nous pouvons dire que nous sommes sur la bonne voie pour être au top en mai".


So Sivtsov is riding the Giro. I don't think Cycling Fever has the right team.
 
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