Favourites for me shall be one of Meyer, Gerrans/Clarke, Matthews or Porte. Hansen could do well too.
GILBERT Philippe- i thought would be a very good return and i like him as a rider too.
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander- Quintana was a risky pick but he is so talented and a great climber. Those qualities shall suit him well in harder classics too.
GOSS Matthew- I hope he can repeat his 2011 season and hopefully this year pick up a TDF stage win, with the support of a strong train.
PORTE Richie- I feel he is a good climber and ITTer. Those qualities should give him success at stage races and maybe he can top 10 at a GT. Only one other person has him so a risk.
PINOT Thibaut- Can improve on last year where he was great in GT's. He can also go well in classics.
GUARDINI Andrea- I feel he will have got more endurance and being on the WT i think he can compete in more races that give him a sprint finish at the end.
TAARAMÄE Rein- Did great on PdB, then faded during the rest of the TDF. His 2011 Vuelta win showed that he can attack and i hope that he can go better this year again.
ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin- Very cheap and a good sprinter (I prefer Ventoso though). Hopefully he does not ride the TDF and he picks up more scalps in other races.
FEILLU Romain- This year he did not go so well but he is the feistiest sprinter after Cav.
LANGEVELD Sebastian- Had a bad crash in RVV but he is strong. A top 5 at P-R could await.
OSS Daniel- Hopefully he can ride for himself in some semi-classics and regain the form that saw him come 2nd to Cav in a 2011 TDF stage.
ZAUGG Oliver- Cheap and he made the group in Lombardia this year. He shall be under Riis this year and will hopefully get some chances.
KREDER Wesley- A young talent who packs a good sprint.
THOMAS Geraint- Should get up to 500.
GOOS Marc- A young talent who i think shall do well.
VON HOFF Steele- He should be able to pick up points at Garmin. He has a good sprint and Farrar had a bad 2012. Not many have him so hopefully i can cash in.
HAAS Nathan- came 2nd at the ToB and looks to be stronger from last year.
BOSWELL Ian- I think he is a good rider and i just punted on him.
APPOLLONIO Davide- shall be a co-sprinter at AG2R but showed in the 2011 Giro he can compete in sprints.
NUYENS Nick- crashed this year. Should feature in the classics.
COBO ACEBO Juan Jose- Hopefully he can go well in the early season races and regain his climbing legs/ mental inclination. Cheap as well.
HUSHOVD Thor- Had a virus last year. Should get up to at least 400.
HALLER Marco- Beat Petacchi at Beijing. Should go well on PC or WT level.
WACKERMANN Luca- He is strong and young.
RAVARD Anthony- Had a bad year last year but got +500 in 2011.
COQUARD Bryan- Cheaper then Lutsenko and went well in the Olympics and U23 RR.
WAGNER Robert- Should get a few wins.
HEPBURN Michael- Young, has a good sprint and ITT.
SCHLECK Andy- Cheap and will win the TDF someday.
MORTON Lachlan- A punt but he should get points at some races.
BOBRIDGE Jack- Sad that he has arthritis but notwithstanding he should go ok. Cost nothing.
KENNAUGH Peter- Went well in 2011, cheap and touted by Sky as a GT winner- before they won with Wiggins.
OSPINA HERNANDEZ Argiro Alonso- I hope Ryo is right.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong
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@TheYoungest: "We might as well get dropped"
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"Has Porte ever dropped Nibali in any mountain?"
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