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Giro 2017 Field Discussion/Speculation

Wild cards have been announced, so tradition dictates we (...I...) open this thread.

As usual, in the offseason I've been living under a rock, so I can only list a few riders who'll race (heck, I didn't even know a couple of new WT teams before I checked the list). Any addition and correction is up to you. :p With source, please.

AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
Pozzovivo
Geniez

ASTANA (KAZ)
L.L.Sanchez
Moser
Scarponi
Kangert?
Cataldo?
Tiralongo?

BAHRAIN - MERIDA (BRN)
Nibali
Pellizotti
Navardauskas
Boaro
Agnoli
Siutsou
Moreno
Visconti
Pibernik

BARDIANI-CSF (ITA)

BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
Van Garderen
Dennis

BORA - HANSGROHE (GER)
König

CANNONDALE DRAPAC (USA)
Formolo
Rolland
Dombrowski
Woods
Carthy

CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (POL)

FDJ (FRA)
Pinot
Reichenbach

GAZPROM - RUSVELO (RUS)

LOTTO-SOUDAL (BEL)

MOVISTAR (SPA)
Quintana

ORICA - SCOTT (AUS)
A.Yates
Ewan

QUICK STEP FLOORS (BEL)
Jungels
Gaviria
Gilbert

TEAM DIMENSION DATA (S.AF)
Antón
Fraile
Sbaragli?

TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (SWI)
Zakarin
Taaramäe

TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (NED)
Kruijswijk
Clement
Van den Broeck
Tankink
Campenaerts

TEAM SKY (GB)
Landa
Thomas
Viviani
Rosa

TEAM SUNWEB (GER) (Preselection)
Dumoulin
Kelderman
Bauhaus
Fröhlinger
Geschke
Haga
Lunke
Preidler
Stamsnijder
Ten Dam
Teunissen
Waeytens
Walscheid

TREK - SEGAFREDO (USA)
Mollema

UAE ABU DHABI (UAE)
Rui Costa
Atapuma

WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA (ITA)
Pozzato
Mareczko
 
Re:

Netserk said:
Just speculating, but I think Tiralongo, Kangert & Cataldo are likely as well.
Miguel Angel Lopez is already back on the roller again. Apparently much earlier than expected. Depending whether he's able to get back in shape early enough to lead Astana at Itzulia already, I probably wouldn't rule him out for a late up call as a co-leader and super-domestique for Aru anymore
 
I guess that's still scheduled. But Astana probably knows they need a backup leader since Aru might get raped at the Giro with this field. Lopez originally intended to do the Giro before his crash. That's why I speculated about it, given he manages to get back in shape quickly of course.
 
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staubsauger said:
I guess that's still scheduled. But Astana probably knows they need a backup leader since Aru might get raped at the Giro with this field. Lopez originally intended to do the Giro before his crash. That's why I speculated about it, given he manages to get back in shape quickly of course.
You could be right, but I still think the most realistic would be to co-lead TdF with Fugelsang.

I cannot find the article, tbh, I don't know if one was ever written or where I heard it, but Im pretty sure Rosa will do the Giro.