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auscyclefan94 said:A challenger for the title of Lanterne Rouge?
With the way Wiggins is talking and Gesink announcing his bid for Pink, I think this poll is kind of silly now.
Ryo Hazuki said:he was undertrained like every rider of the team was. he had it worst though. he is a talent not much less of duarte, also as a youngster in colombia and I expect him to be well again in 2013. anyway they could split the team quite easily by sending chaves and atapuma to the giro and duarte and suarez to the tour for instance. also all of their other riders are pretty good too, not greenedge or argos climbers. so they should be able to animate as well, although winning might be harder. should they do bith gt's they will add some extra rider in june from their ct team that is literally loaded with talent in 2013.
An itt specialist, capable of fighting for the GC, is lacking.Afrank said:Vincenzo Nibali, Joaquin Rodriguez, Robert Gesink, Sammy Sanchez, Ryder Hesjedal, Ivan Basso, Michele Scarponi, Domenico Pozzovivo, Franco Pellizotti, plus whichever Colombians show up. Gotta admit, the Giro fields is looking strong, should be a great race!
Also really glad the management of Blanco-Bank finally wised up and decided to send their best GC guy to a race where he could actually do well in.
This could very well be the case, in his first two years as a pro he rode three GTs which is indeed a bit much. Nonetheless it contradicts your other point about him being nothing more than a super dom. After all he got 8th in his 2nd GT, that's similar to Talansky, for instance.Pentacycle said:Still better in the Tour than Kruijswijk, both crashed and Jani did much better. Some experts(read it in some magazine) were saying Kruijswijk was still recovering from Giro-Vuelta in 2011 this year. Rabobank has really pushed this guy to his limits.
maxmartin said:I or someone else will make a new poll when dust settle down a little bit, there is just too much going on right now. Nobody is for sure who is going to ride the GIRO maybe except Nibali and Hesjedal
theyoungest said:This could very well be the case, in his first two years as a pro he rode three GTs which is indeed a bit much. Nonetheless it contradicts your other point about him being nothing more than a super dom. After all he got 8th in his 2nd GT, that's similar to Talansky, for instance.
The way Gesink rode in the last Vuelta, I don't think that level would have been out of reach for a good Kruijswijk.
be afraid, be very afraid!!!! lo squalo saying he just had the best results in his career on the winter tests.
although i don't really know what the tests are, it only says he did 340w at 68kg on a climb.
There are only 3 wildcards left: Androni automatically received one as "Italian champions".bicifan said:
I forgot about Androni. but Farnese does not have Guardini anymore.janraaskalt said:There are only 3 wildcards left: Androni automatically received one as "Italian champions".
Farnese will not be left out. They were great last year, for a wildcard team.
serfla said:An itt specialist, capable of fighting for the GC, is lacking.
A fantastic long tt will be wasted, and the race will come down to battle in the mountains.
I have nothing against climbers' showdown, but with a rider who can put 4-5 minutes on climbers in that tt Giro would be spectacular.