2013 Giro d'Italia - Your favourites?

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  1. Ramirez-Auron

    Ramirez-Auron New Member

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    The start of the Giro d'Italia will take place on the coming saturday in Naples (Napoli)

    A duel between Sir Bradley Wiggins and Vincenzo Nibali is most expected.
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins-tips-nibali-as-the-man-to-beat-at-the-giro-ditalia

    Is there a rider, who can match with them? Could Ryder Hejsedal nearly repeat the last years success and reach the podium?
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-2013-the-main-contenders

    In my opinion, the two ITT's and the TTT will give Wiggins a considerable advantage. If the Sky-Team will be able to control the race in the Dolomites, the winner should be Wiggins.

    What's your opinion?


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  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    There is a lot of noise eminating from SKY about Froome/Wiggins showdown.
    How real this is is anyone's guess.

    I'd like to see Hejsedal fight to retain his title. I thought that he was very impressive last year and showed a lot of character.
    He has a strong team too with the likes of Millar, Dekker, Van De Velde.

    BMC look like a strong team with Evans, Phinney,
    Lampre too.

    I'd love to see Selle-Italia do something! Di Luca, Garzelli!
     
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Hejsedal has already said he's an a better spot physically than he was last year at this point in the season. I like that he lets his work on the bike do his talking rather than his mouth.
     
  4. slovakguy

    slovakguy Active Member

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    i'm not feeling confident in my pick this year. placing my two dollars on nibbles to take top honours.
     
  5. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

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    Basso is out with an infected cyst on his taint.
     
  6. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    According to reports it's a "golf ball" sized cyst. That sounds like fun.
     
  7. slovakguy

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    Only for the golf ball.
     
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