Giro d'Italia 2011 Red Jersey

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So, with the Giro fast approaching, who are the likely candidates for the red points jersey? Lots of MTF's to test their legs! :D
 
Jul 28, 2010
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I could see Visconti going for it, I think he'll get at least one stage, and he can do well on those last hilly stages in the 3rd week.
But it will probably go to a top 5 GC guy (i.e. Contador)
 
Jul 2, 2009
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PedalCastro said:
So, with the Giro fast approaching, who are the likely candidates for the red points jersey? Lots of MTF's to test their legs! :D
On this course, the same candidates as for GC. The Giro awards the same points for all stages and the climbing stages outnumber those suitable for sprinters (few of which will keep going into the third week anyway).
 
Aug 18, 2009
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Maybe one of the guys that would otherwise be looking or a GC top ten like le Mevel or Carrara/Hoogerland, or maybe someone like Wegmann or a climbing sprinter could target it.

I suppose the race will decide, though.
 
Aug 2, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Cunego feels insulted :p
what happened to the puncheurs?

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anyway, lol at the person that said nibali. really, where's the reason in that?

if the race has an hard pace, contador.

if the race is slow, someone á la di luca (but not di luca).
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Cunego feels insulted :p
I think Cunego became a GT contender again the moment he decided he was a classics specialist.

Story of his life. :D

No, I seriously don't know what's wrong with that guy. It's like he's all of a sudden clean and wasn't before. Never seen such an established cyclist plummet so much in his ability to do will in his races without anything happening to him.
 
El Pistolero said:
I think Cunego became a GT contender again the moment he decided he was a classics specialist.

Story of his life. :D

No, I seriously don't know what's wrong with that guy. It's like he's all of a sudden clean and wasn't before. Never seen such an established cyclist plummet so much in his ability to do will in his races without anything happening to him.
now thats just stealing other people's theories :p

but ya i also can't understand what happened to him. i hope he manages to fix it.
 
Aug 2, 2010
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Parrulo said:
now thats just stealing other people's theories :p

but ya i also can't understand what happened to him. i hope he manages to fix it.
maybe the same that happened to julich.
 
Jun 22, 2009
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greenedge said:
Soler? But otherwise JROD, or maybe Scarponi?????
soler has been riding like crap since... forever.
Anyway I don't think he is racing.

The red will probably go to a contender, if not the winner.
This race is very hard, a lot of MTF and if the big guys don't give break aways much it will be difficult.

I assume the giro also rewards the last climb double points? I can't remember.

probably conta.
maybe scarponi, rujano, jrod, anton also.
 
Aug 18, 2009
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I may not have a realistic idea of how it usually plays out. I'll check the roll of honour

Yeah, Rodiguez seems a decent bet.

I see it was taken by a sprinter in 2008: Bennati. Unlucky.

Maybe one non-GC rider apart from Visconti with a chance is Ventoso? He will be placing in the sprints anyway, and he's one of the best climbers among sprinters.
 
May 25, 2010
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Look at the start list. Take out the GC contenders. Take out the sprinters. Put all over names in a hat. Draw one out.

About as much chance as predicting who'll win it.
 

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Apr 28, 2010
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Tuarts said:
Look at the start list. Take out the GC contenders. Take out the sprinters. Put all over names in a hat. Draw one out.

About as much chance as predicting who'll win it.
I actually think a GC contender will have a reasonable chance of winning this
 
Sep 16, 2009
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Tuarts said:
Look at the start list. Take out the GC contenders. Take out the sprinters. Put all over names in a hat. Draw one out.

About as much chance as predicting who'll win it.
It's either going to a sprinter or GC contender that wins the Red.
 

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