Sky Giro 2013 team

by stumps   April 24, 2013  

Sky have announced their team for this years Giro. What do people think about the team and is it good enough for Wiggo or one of the others to win the title ?

Team;
Bradley Wiggins
Dario Cataldo
Sergio Henao
Christian Knees
Danny Pate
Salvatore Puccio
Kanstantsin Siutsou
Rigoberto Urán
Xabier Zandio

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Super-strong! And totally focused on GC. They will be tough to beat...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
24th April 2013 - 17:36

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A couple of decent climbers. But no Porte....Makes me think he'll be Froome's wing man this year and get a tilt at the Vuelta

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
24th April 2013 - 18:12

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Nah, Porte for the Giro next year, Uran/Henao for the Vuelta this year I reckon. I can't see Brailsford making the same mistake this year and sending someone who's riden the TdF hard to the Vuelta.

Strong squad of climbers, Knees and Pate can ride on the front for miles, Siutsou is a solid climber as is Zandio, and Henao, Uran and Cataldo are all top 10 contenders.

Tell me, who else will be taking a team this strong to any race this year?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th April 2013 - 18:15

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With a team like this, do you still need Wiggo? Just joking!

posted by Metjas [312 posts]
24th April 2013 - 19:02

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It seems that hey've allocated Uran and Henao to Wiggo with Porte and Kiryenka for Froome.

That's a very strong team though but don't discount Astana,Garmin,Saxo,BMC or Movistar being pretty strong too although they'd need to put all their key soldiers in to compete with Sky's 'split' teams and couldn't afford to leave guys as good as Porte,Kiryenka,Eisel and Froome behind.

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
24th April 2013 - 20:18

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Henao and Uran top 10 contenders?

I doubt that, yes they can climb, but not once they have ridden a stage on the front driving Wiggo home. Cataldo can do a Froome and get Sky two podium places.

As Ray says, so really strong teams this year. A lot of the big guys seem to be looking at Giro over TdF, then maybe using Vuelta as a warm up for the worlds this year.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
24th April 2013 - 22:40

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As top ten contenders I mean that Cataldo, Uran and Henao are all riders who would probably finish in the top 10 if riding for themselves, as proven past year when Uran and Henao finished top ten and Cataldo was just outside.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th April 2013 - 5:51

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