2013 Giro D'Italia Field Discussion

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Who will win the 2013 Giro?

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Well thar are clearly the 5 strongest guys.
You maybe could've left out Sanchez, but well he's on paper just a bit stronger than Pellizotti, Scarponi or Gesink. (Franco was out a long time, Rob was unlucky the past seasons and Scarponi just isn't really a big champ although he has some quality)

Hopefully Wiggins will be struggling in the mountains or won't be on top peak. Than this could be a very interesting Giro with about 8 guys which seem to be on eye level (+ Pozzovivo/Betancur, + Chaves/Atapuma, + Rujano).

But the same way it could've been at the Giro 2011 without Contador (Nibali, Anton, Scarponi, Gadret would've been really close). We need to see
 
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cineteq said:
THEY? I'd say WE.

I wasn't even thinking of those 2 guys at all. Sanchez and Basso shouldn't have been there. Hint: look who are leading the poll.
Yes, a Cyclingnews poll is of course the decisive factor in making such a poster :p

Maybe if they make one for the Dutch market they'll include Bobby G.
 
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cineteq said:
Have you checked? Maybe there is a Dutch version. Anyway, Gesink continuous to be invisible for stage-race organizers, remember last year's TdC and TdF? :eek:
Yes, he sure showed them in the TDF :p

You know the Eyetalians, even way into the 3d week of last year's Giro they didn't care one iota about mr. Hesjedal. Same will happen to Bobby G.
 
theyoungest said:
Yes, he sure showed them in the TDF :p

You know the Eyetalians, even way into the 3d week of last year's Giro they didn't care one iota about mr. Hesjedal. Same will happen to Bobby G.
Gesink is at least known as a once promising rider among italian fans and medias (at least the cycling related).
Ryder was a complete nobody before the Giro.


Anyway I'm gonna flood all italian cycling forums about Gesink big potential for Giro 2013 so he won't get in unnoticed :D
 
GP Blanco said:
Vini Fantini's Giro selection
Rafael Andriato
Francesco Chicchi
Mauro Finetto
Stefano Garzelli
Matteo Rabottini
Mauro Santambrogio
Fabio Taborre
Oscar Gatto
Isn't there a big interest conflict between Rabottini and Garzelli being on the same team? Both of them should have the maglia azzuro as main goal. Although Rabottini might decide to step up and focus on a the gc (I think Garzelli's done with that after 2009).
 
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the tt's could be decent viewing with wiggins, cancellara, durbridge, chavanel, talansky.
Can I just is there evidence anywhere that lopez is down for sky? doubting hes more than just on a longlist
 
BlenJones2 said:
the tt's could be decent viewing with wiggins, cancellara, durbridge, chavanel, talansky.
Can I just is there evidence anywhere that lopez is down for sky? doubting hes more than just on a longlist
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58168

in particular

Y su primer año, ya tiene su particular misión: “Hacer el Giro con Wiggins. Su primer objetivo es el Giro y quiere correr con el mismo grupo todas las carreras anteriores. Así que seguiré su mismo calendario prácticamente, empezaré en Mallorca y Algarve, nos concentraremos en el Teide (Tenerife) y seguiremos en Tirreno-Adriático y Volta a Catalunya. En mi caso, disputaré la Vuelta al País Vasco, por ser la de casa, y antes del Giro está previsto Trentino, aunque podría ser también Romandía, dependerá de la condición de Wiggins”, avanza.
 
Netserk said:
One spot open, or only 8-men teams?

Hope it is a spot waiting for Il Killer :)
My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.
 
Ruudz0r said:
My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.
that's all we're praying for.


just one more time god pls

 
Ruudz0r said:
My thoughts exactly has to be a sign naming 8 riders this early. Just can announce the 9th yet cause they still have to announce Il Killer is going to wear yellow (vini jersey) but mainly pink ofcourse this may.
The 9th spot will be filled by the rider who impresses this season. The Giro does not start next week. Hopefully Di Luca starts a bicycle store soon; time for new riders.
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
so lets see:

GC:
1 di Luca
2 Basso
3 Scarponi

KOM
Garzelli

Points
Ale-Jet

The foreigners can pick up some of the other pointless jerseys. Perhaps this will get Pat to rethink the globalization project.
:confused:

That doesn't make any sense. The goal of globalization is to spread cycling around the world, to countries that never had much of competitive cycling etc. Nothing to do with old Italian riders dominating Giro ( very highly unlikely too :D )
 
Gloin22 said:
:confused:

That doesn't make any sense. The goal of globalization is to spread cycling around the world, to countries that never had much of competitive cycling etc. Nothing to do with old Italian riders dominating Giro ( very highly unlikely too :D )
there are many ways to define globalization: location of races, rider nationality, fan base and lastly the nations who will pick up the tab.

Anyway Di Luca winning would take us back a few years (again).
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
there are many ways to define globalization: location of races, rider nationality, fan base and lastly the nations who will pick up the tab.

Anyway Di Luca winning would take us back a few years (again).
But that's not going to happen ( if you mean GC as you did in previous post ) I think everyone with some logic and understanding of cycling in last few years would know. Di Luca is old and past his best for the GC by long way. He could take a win though somewhere.

Not trying to sound like di*ck here btw :)
 
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