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AGW
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by AGW

Everyone definitely seemed to be looking the other way last year; he wasn't a favorite... not even among the top 10 favorites for La Gazzeta I believe, but he certainly didn't hide the fact that the Giro was his goal. I'm not inclined to count him out as easily as I am Cadel for another win (in anything), but the quality of the field this year def. lowers his chances.

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by wingguy

This is probably an over-simplistic analysis - but last year he only had pure(ish) climbers to beat, whereas this year he's covered on both sides. Barring illness or accident he's not going to outclimb Nibali and he's not going to out TT Wiggo, so I don't see where he can go to make the difference...

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by shoopdawoop

He's going to have to win off of consistency; hope that wiggo freaks out and needs a bike change or Nibali cracks.

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by CBJ

Lets just hope it will be an exciting race to watch.

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by dereksmalls

It's going to be one hell of a race this year I think. I hope Cav takes the sprinters jersey finally so he has a complete set

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by wingguy

Points jersey will probably end up with a climber again this year, no? Too many mountain stages, quite a bit of lumpy road and even some of the 'flat' stages have quite a sting in the tail.

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by petepeterson

True. Even most flat stages in the giro end with some good sized lumps. I think there are 3 stages Cav has a shot at.

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by ichobi

Wants Cav to get the point Jersey too. But as said, it's never easy in the Giro. Should be an entertaining race fore sure.... Unless Wiggins put some serious minutes to rivals in the TTs...

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by dereksmalls

wingguy wrote:Points jersey will probably end up with a climber again this year, no? Too many mountain stages, quite a bit of lumpy road and even some of the 'flat' stages have quite a sting in the tail.


Sorry, yes, should have said points instead of sprinters. :(

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by AGW

That's a pretty sweet kids bike! Drops and real brakes?! The crap available here in the US doesn't compare.

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That picture is ridiculously adorable.
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by Kjetil

Agreed.
Cav lost the jersey by one point last year, no?
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and clean white bartape! She's so #pro

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by aerozy

Very sad indeed. RIP Wouter Dewilde.

http://www.procycling.no/article3618448.ece

Leaves wife and kids behind. It was just a local race, just like so many that me and you take part in. I think its time UCI find a better substitute to road barriers. What are they exactly for? They can be sometimes more dangerous then whatever they are suppose to protect us from. How are some metal bars suppose to keep me safe? Its all a bit primitive if you ask me.
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CBJ
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AGW wrote:That's a pretty sweet kids bike! Drops and real brakes?! The crap available here in the US doesn't compare.


I am sure that is a modified bike. If you want nice kids bikes the Specialized Hotrock in different size are really good quality just to a 12" for my youngest son and its really nice.

What are the best options to watch the Giro in the US if you do not have cable this year?

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