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Old 11-09-12, 00:47
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Any fast men left for OPQS to bolster their lead-out options?
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Any fast men left for OPQS to bolster their lead-out options?

Do they really need him ?

I mean Bonnen could easily do the job for Cav at the Tour nd as he shown he can still sprint quite well ( beat Greipel few times this year etc. )

In other races, Fenn / Trentin should prove more than enough to be his lead - out imo.

I guess they need classy punchy rider / climber than a lead-out to make their roster more all-round.
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Do they really need him ?

I mean Bonnen could easily do the job for Cav at the Tour nd as he shown he can still sprint quite well ( beat Greipel few times this year etc. )

In other races, Fenn / Trentin should prove more than enough to be his lead - out imo.

I guess they need classy punchy rider / climber than a lead-out to make their roster more all-round.
I would assume that Steegmans gets that role. He has done some impressive leadouts for Boonen.
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I would assume that Steegmans gets that role. He has done some impressive leadouts for Boonen.
Steegmans, if he doesn't lead out too hard too early. Fenn had a good year for a young lad, but not consistend enough to say: your the leadout-man for Cav in GW, Schelde, Giro or Tour. Trentin is good in smaller bunshes where the speed is lower, but is he fast enough for a Tour mass sprint?
Boonen does not like bunchsprints that well with a 180 man group. He did some last year, but meanly smaller groups after Kemmelberg or wind-waaiers (Port Classic). In large groups he thinks the risks are too high, so I think he will just do a major shift with 1-2km to go.
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Bongiorno has signed with Colnago/Bardiani:

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php...news&cod=54161
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Bongiorno has signed with Colnago/Bardiani:

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php...news&cod=54161
now let's see what this kid is made of. the talent is there for sure.
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Do they really need him ?

I mean Bonnen could easily do the job for Cav at the Tour nd as he shown he can still sprint quite well ( beat Greipel few times this year etc. )
I can not see Boonen reacting well to being made to lead out Cav.
That is considering he will do the Tour as well, it will indeed be interesting to see what Boonen does do. Tour team will be based around Cav, Boonen I doubt will want to waste the Tour being placed under such restraints.

Yet the Giro probably does not suit him as it is too close yet too far in terms of his cobbles peak, what does he go for after the Classics then? The worlds do not really seem an option, so it will be interesting to see.

Personally Steegmans seems the best option as leadout man for Cav, though Fenn may also be utilised. Both Fenn and Trentin though have enormous potential themselves though particularly in the classics so it will be shame if they are limited in those areas by Cav. Trentin in MSR this year was particularly impressive (crashed in the final sprint) and yet he may not be able to repeat such a perfomance next year if he is towing Cav around, Eisel style..
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I can not see Boonen reacting well to being made to lead out Cav.
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