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
0
No votes
NIBALI Vincenzo
18
29%
GESINK Robert
0
No votes
KELDERMAN Wilco
0
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 drubie » Fri May 17, 2013 9:00 pm

I can understand a chest infection would affect your climbing, but descending?

For serious?

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby AndyTheMan » Fri May 17, 2013 10:16 pm

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Fresh » Fri May 17, 2013 11:37 pm

What a blouse
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Fri May 17, 2013 11:38 pm

Hesjedal too..
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Tokyochiq » Sat May 18, 2013 12:10 am

drubie wrote:I can understand a chest infection would affect your climbing, but descending?

For serious?

:shock::lol:

Some funny business going on with Wiggins this year, it's a shame he hasn't got the same setup with Leinders and Yates behind him which worked so well last year. Maybe swimming coaches like Kerrison aren't so good with the downhills after all? :wink:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby drubie » Sat May 18, 2013 5:03 am

Maybe wiggins and hesjedal have the same "mystery virus" aka some missing medication 8-)8-):evil::evil:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby redcorpsjames » Sat May 18, 2013 5:58 pm

poor effort by the both of them. what quitters!
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby ozdavo » Sat May 18, 2013 7:27 pm

Any ideas what's going on with Goss? Second sprint stage in a row where he finished minutes down and left Brett Lancaster to anchor the sprint.


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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jamesn184 » Sat May 18, 2013 7:34 pm

Big difference between Nibali and Wiggo, Nibali crashes on that wet stage and he gets back on and keeps going.. Wiggo crashes and rides with his tail between his legs and bleeds time and then quits because he knows he cannot make it back
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sat May 18, 2013 7:34 pm

ozdavo wrote:Any ideas what's going on with Goss? Second sprint stage in a row where he finished minutes down and left Brett Lancaster to anchor the sprint.


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I have heard Goss is sick which is a pity as here really needs a win to boost his confidence.

The problem will be getting around Cav. Holly crap is he on fire at the moment.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The_Eggman » Sat May 18, 2013 8:53 pm

Goss = ill.

Must say both OGE and Goss desperately need a win IMO. They put all their eggs in the sprint basket. Dangerous game vs Cavendish
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 18, 2013 9:01 pm

I to think they need to broaden there range. Sprint finishing is not the way to win a tour. They need a GC rider with some supporters.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby dalai47 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:37 pm

But are they currently looking to win the tour or stages? Team currently doesn't have a rider in the roster who can be a GC rider now. In a few years some may have developed enough to step up into the role?
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sat May 18, 2013 9:56 pm

dalai47 wrote:But are they currently looking to win the tour or stages? Team currently doesn't have a rider in the roster who can be a GC rider now. In a few years some may have developed enough to step up into the role?

From what they have said they are going to continue to focus in the classics (both early and late) seasons and stage wins.

To get the depth needed to make up even one team capable of battling at a grad tour would take alot of resources that I just dont think are available at the moment.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 18, 2013 10:04 pm

Yet a second tier team like Movistar seem capable of putting a team together that's competitive in the multistage races.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Sat May 18, 2013 10:15 pm

How is Movistar a "second tier team?"
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sat May 18, 2013 10:35 pm

I cant find the link but from what I remember moviestar was in the top third in terms of budgets
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Sat May 18, 2013 10:38 pm

Cobo, Dowsett, Sastre etc.. that's not a mediocre team. Budget and team quality are not mutually exclusive...
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Baldy » Sat May 18, 2013 11:13 pm

MarkG wrote:Cobo, Dowsett, Sastre etc.. that's not a mediocre team. Budget and team quality are not mutually exclusive...


They have a quality roster. Cobo winning in Spain and a fair share of other results.

But Sastre retired in 2011 :wink:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 18, 2013 11:20 pm

I have been under the assumption that they are only a pro continental team that has relied on their UCI points to get invitations to all the major events.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sat May 18, 2013 11:22 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I have been under the assumption that they are only a pro continental team that has relied on their UCI points to get invitations to all the major events.

Moviestar is ProTour or top tier like Sky, BMC etc
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Sat May 18, 2013 11:33 pm

Baldy wrote:
MarkG wrote:Cobo, Dowsett, Sastre etc.. that's not a mediocre team. Budget and team quality are not mutually exclusive...


They have a quality roster. Cobo winning in Spain and a fair share of other results.

But Sastre retired in 2011 :wink:


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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby schroeds » Sun May 19, 2013 12:52 am

Bummer no telecast of tonights stage

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Sun May 19, 2013 12:57 am

Yeah the RAI helis can't fly in them conditions
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Fresh » Sun May 19, 2013 1:32 am

Evans now 1:10 ish down on Nibali
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