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Who will win the 2002 Giro(7 posts)

Who will win the 2002 Giroallervite
Feb 7, 2002 3:53 PM
I am going to Vegas this weekend and need some good picks.
Gotta go with LeviJS
Feb 7, 2002 3:58 PM
Just for sentimental reasons. Also Rabobank is dying to win a grand tour and this looks like their best chance yet so they are gonna give him a stellar team to work for him.
Gotta go with LeviWannabe
Feb 8, 2002 8:11 AM
Levi is not Rabbo's man for the Giro, Boogard is. Levi's target for Rabbo is the Tour and will be in support of Boogard at the Giro with Boogard returning the favor at the Tour (this info according to Rabbobank).

Personally, I am going to go with Tyler for showing well at the Giro, especially if the TTs have a high importance...

Andy - Wannabe
Simoni, againmr_spin
Feb 7, 2002 4:22 PM
Simoni has been mouthing off about taking on Lance in the Tour, so I hope he doesn't hold back in the Giro. He has an obligation to defend his crown, and I don't see anyone else who can take it from him. Frigo (yep, he's back) and Casagrande would seem to be the top contenders. I hope the Giro doesn't invite Frigo's team to teach him a lesson. But then again, who knows how good Frigo really is without the dope.
RE:allervite
Feb 7, 2002 6:10 PM
Frigo is possibly facing another ban for additional substances found in his possession at the Giro.

I think this year's route is too flat for Casagrande and Simoni. I am looking for the TT's to decide the winner: maybe Garzelli, Savoldelli, Olano, or Tonkov. And what about Belli, if he can keep his hands to himself this time.
Richard VirenqueDWridesGT
Feb 8, 2002 12:21 AM
Love him or hate him, take your pick. But that boy is BAD (as in good). And he can ride a bike with more emotion and effort then half the peloton combined.

Let's not turn this into a "Bash Richard" post but rather simply state that Virenque is a great cyclist that could possibly win the Giro.

DW
he couldmr_spin
Feb 8, 2002 8:03 AM
But I still hate him. Everyone knew he could climb, and last year we found out he could win a flat road race. If he can do a decent TT, he'll be up there. The problem for him is that Domo is not a team built for stage racing. I don't see any lieutenants who can give him support in the mountains. Pascal Herve, where are you now? Banned for life, I think....