First Timers in GC Top 10 - Grand Tours

First Timers - Top 10 this Year in Grand Tour GC?

  • Thomas

    Votes: 17 56.7%
  • Poels

    Votes: 3 10.0%
  • Pantano

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lopez

    Votes: 13 43.3%
  • Latour

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Izaguirre

    Votes: 17 56.7%
  • Costa

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • Brambilla

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Viullermoz

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zakarin

    Votes: 25 83.3%

  • Total voters
    30
In the past 5 years, there had been more than five first-timers every year.
2012 gives us 11 names, will that same number resurface again this year? Or will it be less than 6?

2016 - (7) - Yates Bros, Jungels, Dela Cruz, Formolo, Atapuma, Bennett
2015 - (8) - Chaves, Landa, Dumoulin, Meintjes, Amador, Frank, Geniez, Trofimov
2014 - (6) - Aru, Bardet, D. Martin, Barguil, D. Caruso, Kelderman
2013 - (6) - Quintana, Majka, Fuglsang, Betancur, Navarro, Niemiec
2012 - (11) - Pinot, Uran, TJVG, Henao, Rolland, Ten Dam, Konig, Talansky, de Gendt, Intxausti, Brajkovic

I can only include 10 names in the poll.
Those that did not make are as follows

Kangert
Reichenbach
Dennis
Ulissi
Alaphilippe
Gallopin
Felline
Moscon
Hermans
Bakelants
Fernandez
G. Izaguirre
 
Those active riders who had their first Top 10 more than five years ago are:
Froome (2011)
Mollema (2011)
Voeckler (2011)
Nieve (2011)
Monfort (2011)
Siutsou (2011)
Scarponi (2010)
Porte (2010)
Roche (2010)
LL Sanchez (2010)
Nibali (2009)
Kreuziger (2009)
Tiralongo (2009)
Deignan (2009)
Van Den Broeck (2008)
Pozzovivo (2008)
Contador (2007)
S. Sanchez (2006)
Cunego (2004)
Pellizotti (2003)
Valverde (2003)
 
Re:

Anderis said:
Asero831 said:
2016 - (8) - Yates Bros, Jungels, Dela Cruz, Formolo, Atapuma, Bennett, Siutsou
Siutsou was 9th in 2011 Giro. That would be still top10 even if you don't include Contador's DSQ.
Thanks. Made the correction already.

Surprisingly I only see Ion Izaguirre and Zakarin and Lopez who will Top 10 this year. Too much talent for new comers to creep in
 
I would put Zakarin and Thomas as strong odds on to finish top 10 this year. Lopez probably as well if he takes it easy in the Tour and peaks for the Vuelta. The rest I wouldn't be confident of, but I'm sure a couple of them will sneak in somewhere.

Dani Moreno, Samu Sanchez and Kruiswjik also have loads of top 10s between them - and will probably take away more places this year.
 
Why would Brambilla ride the Tour? He should save his legs for Giro Vuelta where he can feature well. This is a contract year for him
Sa for Lopez, I think he can squeeze in for Top 10 in Vuelta.
 
For this year i think Zakarin and Thomas.
For next years Lopez and Latour, and i give a chance also to Alaphilippe, Ulissi, Dennis and Gallopin.

Out of the names proposed other interesting riders are Roglič, Bernal, Rosa.
 
Re:

Nirvana said:
For this year i think Zakarin and Thomas.
For next years Lopez and Latour, and i give a chance also to Alaphilippe, Ulissi, Dennis and Gallopin.

Out of the names proposed other interesting riders are Roglič, Bernal, Rosa.
Also next year is Enric Mas (more realistic in 2-3 years but hey) :cool:
 

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