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
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POZZOVIVO Domenico
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SELLA Emanuele
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KESSIAKOFF Fredrik
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NIBALI Vincenzo
18
29%
GESINK Robert
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No votes
KELDERMAN Wilco
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EVANS Cadel
6
10%
BASSO Ivan
1
2%
DUARTE AREVALO Fabio Andres
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No votes
MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN Egoi
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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
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No votes
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat
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No votes
WEENING Pieter
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No votes
KISERLOVSKI Robert
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No votes
MACHADO Tiago
0
No votes
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
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No votes
WIGGINS Bradley
19
31%
URAN URAN Rigoberto
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No votes
SANTAMBROGIO Mauro
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Total votes : 62

Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The_Eggman » Sun May 19, 2013 8:38 am

I'm not worried about OGE contending for GC at this point. Stage wins (and a sprint focus) are fine, but they are wayyyyy to thin on the ground right now, esp in the big races
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby find_bruce » Sun May 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Fresh wrote:Evans now 1:10 ish down on Nibali

+ bonus seconds leave him 1:26 behind.

Only the last 2 km broadcast but it looked like a tough day in the saddle.

I can't see how Cadel can make up the time, Nibali is just looking good
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Sun May 19, 2013 2:09 pm

Its Nibali's to lose at this point...
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Fresh » Sun May 19, 2013 4:13 pm

The removal of today's stage climb will make it even harder for Cadel. He is basically going to have to smash everyone in the ITT, but as it is a climb I cant see it happening.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sun May 19, 2013 4:23 pm

Fresh wrote:The removal of today's stage climb will make it even harder for Cadel. He is basically going to have to smash everyone in the ITT, but as it is a climb I cant see it happening.

Cadel is bettervat pacing self in efforts like the TT but Niballi is a strong climber.

I would like to think that he could getvthe time back but it's not likely
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby biker jk » Sun May 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Nibali is performing like a Ferrari. :shock:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:04 pm

biker jk wrote:Nibali is performing like a Ferrari. :shock:

i believe nibali is clean. he has been outspoken about doping in the past, saying he would be a 'worm' to betray the trust of his parents, who supported him in developing his career. that's more convincing that 'i've never tested positive'.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Sun May 19, 2013 7:41 pm

jules21 wrote:
biker jk wrote:Nibali is performing like a Ferrari. :shock:

i believe nibali is clean. he has been outspoken about doping in the past, saying he would be a 'worm' to betray the trust of his parents, who supported him in developing his career. that's more convincing that 'i've never tested positive'.

Agreed.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Chuck » Sun May 19, 2013 9:17 pm

jules21 wrote:i believe nibali is clean. he has been outspoken about doping in the past, saying he would be a 'worm' to betray the trust of his parents, who supported him in developing his career. that's more convincing that 'i've never tested positive'.


Maybe he is ?? They seem pretty compelling words but then so were these....



Apologies to Nibali if he is indeed clean, but it's fairly pointless using an argument like that given what we've heard before (and not just from Armstrong).
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby find_bruce » Sun May 19, 2013 9:57 pm

Chuck wrote:Apologies to Nibali if he is indeed clean, but it's fairly pointless using an argument like that given what we've heard before (and not just from Armstrong).

Nail meet hammer. Strong echoes of Tyler Hamiltons denial on the life of his then wife, Haven, and the grave of his dog tugboat from 2004.

Or in 1998 Eric Ryckaert, team doctor to Festina, who swore on the heads of his children that he had no part in that team’s doping.

Sadly we cannot rely upon words & tests only reduce, not eliminate the possibility of doping. In the end we can only hope that history does not repeat
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby DavidS » Sun May 19, 2013 10:42 pm

Nibali certainly is looking the goods. Evans didn't so much have a bad day as Nibali had a great day. All it needs to get some time back is for Evans to have a great day and/or Nibali to have a not so good day. I suppose when we get well into the third week and fatigue is getting even worse than it must be now we'll see if anyone can make up time on Nibali. As it stands, if he holds his form, no-one can make up the time.

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun May 19, 2013 11:22 pm

Man. How deep is the snow on the side of the road!? Hard to believe its nearly summer there.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 20, 2013 6:15 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Man. How deep is the snow on the side of the road!? Hard to believe its nearly summer there.

mate it is no where near summer here... Most days feel like spring has hardly started :-|
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Wed May 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Looking fwd to tonights stage highlights, seems that Santy had his off day.

Weather looks like playing a big part in the next two big mountain stages !!!! Mention of -14 degrees on the top of Stelvio :shock:
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Zynster » Wed May 22, 2013 9:44 pm

Durbo is in the break. :D
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby Fresh » Fri May 24, 2013 12:54 am

Damn, Cadel is 1:20 down already. Game over.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri May 24, 2013 1:02 am

Gawn!
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby HAKS » Fri May 24, 2013 1:15 am

His pride is on the line as well. Could be close to Nibali catchin his 3min man :shock:

Can see Cadel falling off the podium over the next 2 days. Uran and co are going to go for broke.

Couldn't believe earlier in tonight's coverage when the commentators were saying Cadel looked smooth and Nibali all over the place. I thought the complete opposite. Nibali looked comfortable and smooth from the get go.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri May 24, 2013 1:21 am

12 seconds to 3rd on GC?! Oh dear. :(
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 24, 2013 5:16 am

:cry:

Mind you, he's still doing damn well. Came into the Giro under prepared, ansd written off by many. There are two stages where he has lost time, but has still remained in 2nd place on GC and 2nd in the Points classification (by 4 pts to Cavendish) in what has been VERY testing conditions.

Nibali is super strong and deserves to win.

Cadel is still positive and upfront, and not blaming others, so whilst saddened a bit by todays outcome, still very happy for him and hope he stays in 2nd.

GO CUDDLES !!!!
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby biker jk » Fri May 24, 2013 11:02 am

Evans had an off day but Nibali was almost a minute faster than second place on a 20km MTT (and over a minute faster than the other strong climbers Uran and Betancur)!

Nibali apparently put out 6.5W/kg which is certainly in suspicious territory. Looks like the gloves are off after Sky's performance in 2012.

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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby jcjordan » Fri May 24, 2013 11:27 am

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
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby MarkG » Fri May 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Stage 19 cancelled due to snow.
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 pm

MarkG wrote:Stage 19 cancelled due to snow.

Wow they changed the route to avoid the high mountains, must have got worse. Not looking good for stage 20 then
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Re: 2013 Giro d'Italia

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 24, 2013 6:48 pm

It's snowing at my place... and we are only at 280 meters above sea level :| ... it's nearly bloody June :lol: .
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