Giro 2019 Field Discussion/Speculation

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Red Rick said:
Roglic to Giro confirmed.

Even Mollema to the Giro.


All those Giro/Tour doubles all of a sudden.

Such a **** waste.
Every possible contender goes to the Giro, assuring the most awesome start list in living memory and still you have something to complain about.

Lighten up, it's christmas.
 
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Rollthedice said:
Red Rick said:
Armchair cyclist said:
So does this mean that everyone other than the French teams has already conceded the Tour?
you call it conceding.

I call it denying it's prestige
Wait till the Dumoulins and Nibalis start crushing the July dreams of a certain team which will be no more in 2020.
I've asked a seer when that would happen. He said that would happen after the Dutch win a World Cup, and when Andy Murray wins the Australian Open, and not before :(
 
I'm fairly confident that no Sky rider will win the 2019 TDF - Froome is on the decline and can Thomas repeat his form - Strangest thing is this the best TDF profile for a number of years.
 
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Who is avoiding TdF and why?
Dumo? Maybe yes, because of lack of ITT;
Almost retired Nibali? Maybe yes, he always prefers Giro;
Valverde? I hope so, TdF 2019 altitudes are great;
S. Yates? If he avoids Tour, yes, it's bad news.

And all the moaning about 2019 route, Sky wins, can't change the fact: Tour the France is the most prestigious, the biggest race in calendar.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
Red Rick said:
Armchair cyclist said:
So does this mean that everyone other than the French teams has already conceded the Tour?
you call it conceding.

I call it denying it's prestige
Do you really believe that the motivation for the teams sending their top GC guys to the Giro is to belittle the achievement of whoever subsequently wins the Tour?
Ofcourse I believe that.

Having said, I am also truly incapable of sarcsm.
 
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Gigs_98 said:
Would be funny if sky sends bernal to the tour instead of the giro to get the podium sweep :D
That would be funny but also silly. Instead of getting the whole Tdf podium Sky should focus on all GT overall wins.
 
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yaco said:
I'm fairly confident that no Sky rider will win the 2019 TDF - Froome is on the decline and can Thomas repeat his form - Strangest thing is this the best TDF profile for a number of years.
I can't believe Thomas got round one GT without a catastrophic fall, expecting him to do two in a row seems a bit much.
 

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