Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

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Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Poll ended at Fri May 16, 2014 10:18 am

Cadel Evans
9
56%
Daniel Martin
0
No votes
Daniel Moreno
0
No votes
Domenico Pozzovivo
0
No votes
Ivan Basso
1
6%
Joaquim Rodriguez
0
No votes
Michele Scarponi
0
No votes
Nairo Quintana
5
31%
Przemyslaw Niemiec
0
No votes
Rafal Majka
0
No votes
Rigoberto Uran
0
No votes
Ryder Hesjedal
0
No votes
Other
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 06, 2014 10:18 am

Bragging rights, get your bragging rights. Will it be the grand tour veteran Evans ? Will Quintana be able to limit his loses in the time trials to play to his strengths in the mountains ?Can Uran step out of the shadow and seize his time in the sun ? Has the sun set on former champions Basso & Hesjedal?

All will be revealed over the next three weeks.

The rules are simple - you get one vote, but can change your mind, and polling closes before the first mountain stage, Stage 8: Saturday, May 17: Foligno – Montecopiolo on Saturday, May 17
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by BNA » Tue May 06, 2014 10:38 am

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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue May 06, 2014 10:38 am

Quintana all the way. This is his blooding before going on to the TdF next year. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins this and then backs up for (and wins) the Vuelta at the end of the year.
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue May 06, 2014 11:11 am

The fastest rider :lol:

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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue May 06, 2014 7:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:The fastest rider :lol:


Nope, it rarely is the fastest rider. The one who completes the course in the shortest time would be almost correct, but I think they're using time bonuses again this time around, so it's not necessarily true. I'm fun at parties.
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby Strydz » Wed May 07, 2014 1:06 am

Quintana is not as bad as people say in a TT and is improving, if he has prepared like he did before last years TDF and the mountain stages don't get shortened due to poor weather he should skip away with this race. So hard to pick a winner for this Giro
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby bianchi928 » Thu May 08, 2014 5:08 pm

Nicholas Roche
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby find_bruce » Thu May 08, 2014 6:54 pm

bianchi928 wrote:Nicholas Roche

Just like dad huh
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu May 08, 2014 11:40 pm

Quintana is an interesting one though I am wondering the gruelling and methodical Tour de France is more suited to his style whereas the Giro is more tempramental (you could say a little Italian). Still, an easy fellow to like.
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby herzog » Fri May 09, 2014 8:04 am

Apparently there's a polish bloke who's a chance.
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 09, 2014 11:06 am

herzog wrote:Apparently there's a polish bloke who's a chance.

is that a vote for

  • Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
  • Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) or
  • Pawel Poljanski (Tinkoff-Saxo)
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby herzog » Fri May 09, 2014 11:18 am

The middle one.
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby clackers » Sat May 10, 2014 8:54 am

find_bruce wrote:

  • Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
  • Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) or
  • Pawel Poljanski (Tinkoff-Saxo)


Ah, they would make up a Polish Cycling Team (do not Google Image!).
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Re: Who will win the Giro d'Italia in 2014 ?

Postby find_bruce » Sat May 10, 2014 9:26 am

Into the naughty corner with you Clackers - IIRC even alluding to that photo was a sin bin offence.
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