2013 Giro d'Italia

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In your opinion, who will be in the Top 3 at the end of the Giro d'Italia 2013?

Poll ended at Tue May 07, 2013 1:23 am

BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
0
No votes
POZZOVIVO Domenico
0
No votes
SELLA Emanuele
0
No votes
KESSIAKOFF Fredrik
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No votes
NIBALI Vincenzo
18
29%
GESINK Robert
0
No votes
KELDERMAN Wilco
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No votes
EVANS Cadel
6
10%
BASSO Ivan
1
2%
DUARTE AREVALO Fabio Andres
0
No votes
MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN Egoi
0
No votes
SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
1
2%
VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI Gorka
0
No votes
JEANNESSON Arnold
0
No votes
DEKKER Thomas
1
2%
HESJEDAL Ryder
13
21%
STETINA Peter
0
No votes
SCARPONI Michele
2
3%
SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo
1
2%
COBO ACEBO Juan Jose
0
No votes
HERRADA LOPEZ José
0
No votes
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat
0
No votes
WEENING Pieter
0
No votes
KISERLOVSKI Robert
0
No votes
MACHADO Tiago
0
No votes
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
0
No votes
WIGGINS Bradley
19
31%
URAN URAN Rigoberto
0
No votes
SANTAMBROGIO Mauro
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 62

Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri May 24, 2013 7:46 pm

!!! DI LUCA DONE FOR EPO! AGAIN !!!
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby biker jk » Fri May 24, 2013 7:48 pm

Di Luca positive for EPO. He attacked on a few stages but still wasn't strong enough to win so what does that say about the guys beating him?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/danilo-di-luca-positive-for-epo
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Will the team stay in ?

Andstage 19 cancelled all together now.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby ldrcycles » Fri May 24, 2013 8:59 pm

What an idiot.

Doing EPO again is almost as stupid as the name for his bike brand :) .
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Fri May 24, 2013 9:05 pm

You do know its Greek don't you?
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby ldrcycles » Fri May 24, 2013 9:11 pm

I didn't actually, all I knew was 'kyklos' sounded awful, now that I've googled it, it's even worse. Calling a bike brand 'cycle'?
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri May 24, 2013 9:13 pm

Could be worse. It could have been a Pinarello. Stupid stupid bikes.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby ldrcycles » Fri May 24, 2013 9:17 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:Could be worse. It could have been a Pinarello. Stupid stupid bikes.



QFT. They look like they've been left in the sun and started to melt :lol: .
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Philipthelam » Fri May 24, 2013 9:58 pm

Do you think Di Luca was the cyclist which the Secret Pro was referring to? (in cycling tips)
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 24, 2013 11:31 pm

Philipthelam wrote:Do you think Di Luca was the cyclist which the Secret Pro was referring to? (in cycling tips)

No - Di Luca was positive for epo, the secret pro was referring to the biological passport
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Mulger bill » Sat May 25, 2013 2:53 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
The 2nd Womble wrote:Could be worse. It could have been a Pinarello. Stupid stupid bikes.



QFT. They look like they've been left in the sun and started to melt :lol: .


Not all of them...
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 25, 2013 4:07 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Not all of them...
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That looks like a mountain bike frame with 700c wheels.

Sorry but lugged, steel road frames look wrong with a sloping top tube.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Mulger bill » Sat May 25, 2013 6:54 pm

But it doesn't have that Dali-esque "I'm meltinnnnng" look.
And it's a phycksee so there's something ironic about a lugged compact frame... :wink:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Xplora » Sat May 25, 2013 7:00 pm

jcjordan wrote:The 6.1-6.2 watts/kg is based on a one hour effort. As the was less than one hour is does no seem to be over the top

I just read the writeup and the times for Stage 19 (don't follow pro cycling much, clearly) and Nibali = on the juice. No way he's going to manage a MINUTE faster than the competition at this stage of the Tour without a little help from his friends. You have to have peaks and troughs in performance... unless Nibali was sucking someone's wheel for half the stage, I call BS. The rest of the times for the day are much closer to each other... it doesn't look like a heroic ride, it looks like BS. Maybe Cadel is simply trying to hold onto second so he can be promoted after drug charges? :shock:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby DavidS » Sun May 26, 2013 1:49 am

Oh well, Evans will now be third. Bloody good effort given he went to the Giro to get some race time. Hopefully he comes out of this healthy and with some form (hey, podium in the Giro, that's bloody good form).

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby biker jk » Sun May 26, 2013 4:09 pm

Philipthelam wrote:Do you think Di Luca was the cyclist which the Secret Pro was referring to? (in cycling tips)


No, it likely is Menchov who has quietly retired.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Mon May 27, 2013 2:30 pm

DavidS wrote:Oh well, Evans will now be third. Bloody good effort given he went to the Giro to get some race time. Hopefully he comes out of this healthy and with some form (hey, podium in the Giro, that's bloody good form).

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Apparently the oldest podium finisher since 1928 !!!

Well done Cadel.

REALLY looking fwd to the years TdF and seeing Sky implode with infighting ..... :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 27, 2013 9:05 pm

MichaelB wrote:Apparently the oldest podium finisher since 1928 !!!

Well done Cadel.

That's awesome!
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby elantra » Mon May 27, 2013 11:17 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Apparently the oldest podium finisher since 1928 !!!

Well done Cadel.

That's awesome!


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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:31 pm

An interesting assessment of Nibali's performance at the Giro and whetther he was clean ...

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/05/news/road/analysis-nibalis-giro-win-represents-quandary-of-new-cycling_289152
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:17 pm

MichaelB wrote:An interesting assessment of Nibali's performance at the Giro and whetther he was clean ...

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/05/news/road/analysis-nibalis-giro-win-represents-quandary-of-new-cycling_289152

An interesting read. The VAM figures comparing Nibali's 2013 ascent of Tre Cime against those of DiLuca and that idiot Ricardo Riccò in 2007 are particularly telling.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Chuck » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:59 pm

Good article, thanks for posting it Michael.
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