Team classification

Jun 11, 2012
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Who will win the team classification?
Team Sky won't care for this.I am looking for Europcar or even RSN to repeat last years effort of claiming the title.
 
My bet is Garmin.

They managed to win it in 2011 with Vande Velde, Hesjedal and Danielson as only clibmers in the team.

I feel in 2013 Hesjedal is stronger than then, Danielson is around as strong (he had perhaps his best spring ever, including 4th place in Romandie- his best ever place in WT), and while Vande Velde may not be as strong, there are also Martin and Talansky in the team, so they have far more depth than then and with the aggresive strategy they are supposed to have for this race, things are looking good for some breakaways for them, what should be important as well.
 
Result from last year:

1. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 263h 12' 14''
2. SKY PROCYCLING 263h 18' 00'' + 05' 46''
3. BMC RACING TEAM 263h 48' 43'' + 36' 29''
4. ASTANA PRO TEAM 263h 55' 36'' + 43' 22''
5. LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 264h 17' 09'' + 01h 04' 55''

If I wanted to throw money at something like this, Sky would be the bet.
 
Oct 17, 2011
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Dazed and Confused said:
Result from last year:

1. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 263h 12' 14''
2. SKY PROCYCLING 263h 18' 00'' + 05' 46''
3. BMC RACING TEAM 263h 48' 43'' + 36' 29''
4. ASTANA PRO TEAM 263h 55' 36'' + 43' 22''
5. LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 264h 17' 09'' + 01h 04' 55''

If I wanted to throw money at something like this, Sky would be the bet.
Movistar could be a possibility too, they have a very strong team.
 
RSN could do it again this year especially if Schleck is not up to the mark. The team can then focus on this and they've got some pretty good climbers to win it for them - Klöden, Monfort, Zubeldia.

But I expect them to lose a chunk of time in the TTT. Skyborg all the way in that.
 
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How does the TTT count towards the team classification? Just once or three times (as the three best riders are counting each day)?
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Either Radioshack should the target it (I hope they don't), Sky, Garmin, or Movistar.
 
screaming fist said:
How does the TTT count towards the team classification? Just once or three times (as the three best riders are counting each day)?
Just one time, as the event itself is a team effort. Look at results from TDF 2011 as comparison for instance. (so asdfg101's answer is incorrect)
 

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