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Re: Betting Thread
« Reply #150 on: February 09, 2014, 01:06 »
is it? Last year we had Nibali and Betancur in front of him + Wiggins / Hesjedal who did not deliver, this year we have Porte, Quintana and Purito instead. All three are relatively certain to fight for a podum of course, but apart from them there is not that much diffenrece, and remember, odds on Wiggins to win the Giro were something like ~even last year for example

Right but didn't he also gain like 30 on Galibier purely because no one gave a crap about him.

Here is how I would fit the 2014 field into the 2014 gc

Quintana
Richie Porte
Joaquim Rodriguez
1 Nibali
Horner if anywhere near his 2013 level
Astana Scarponi
2  Rigoberto Uran - 2014 Uran (-?)
Ivan Basso feeling something special in the air
3 Cadel Evans
4 Michelle Scarponi
5 Carlos Betancur
Cadel Evans a year older
6 Przemyslaw Niemiec
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