Originally Posted by taiwan
I'll give you Rebellin, but Rujano is a fair gamble IMO. If he gets the 2011 Giro form, he's on WT team and could triple his score or more.
Problem is if he only rides the Giro and flops.
Glad only 5 have Klöden. He's as old school as your old school but all quality in stage races and younger than some other 'evergreen' riders.
I think Rujano is a reasonable gamble. My logic on him was that even if the Giro is a disappointment, he is looking to ride the Vuelta this year and won't just ****** off back to South America to ride chippers
Also the Vuelta should suit him, particularly weather-wise, more than the Giro.
Oh and there is the fact that I recall jumping around like a loony watching him almost snatch the Giro in 2005, so I do have a certain softspot for Rujano.
Re: Millar - was in and out of my team but I can see him getting less and less chances now. Remember the Tour stage he won was only because all their GC guys crashed out, so he and Vandevelde etc. were allowed to go for stage wins. If Garmin produce their normal solid top 10 GCer, Millar is going to be pegged helping him with limited opportunites for himself, and he is no longer one of the top TTers either. Might prove me wrong but I reckoned on less than 200 for him so left him out.