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Old 02-02-13, 15:35
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An 80kg rider can't possibly compete on this course. And losing 10kg in short period of time? No way.
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how difficult is it? I mean which riders do you think the course suits? I would really love to see him try. Who can be the main threat? a spring classics rider or an explosive climber?
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Too hard for Cancellara, IMO. But if he somehow survives 11 ascents, downhill finish will favor him.
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Dont belive what you read global regarding my raceprogramm. #Full fokus for the #classics after that i will rest, and decide with the team.
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he already said this months ago. Cant blame those who didnt pick Canc for their cq team for clutching at straws though
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he already said this months ago. Cant blame those who didnt pick Canc for their cq team for clutching at straws though
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Dont belive what you read global regarding my raceprogramm. #Full fokus for the #classics after that i will rest, and decide with the team.
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Old 02-02-13, 18:30
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If he rides the Tour I hope he goes the Hushovd way: breaks, mountains, descents, screw over the sprinters, anything to get wins instead of holding hands all day with Schleck.
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If he rides the Tour I hope he goes the Hushovd way: breaks, mountains, descents, screw over the sprinters, anything to get wins instead of holding hands all day with Schleck.
Yes, I hope so too. Cance used to look after Frank Schleck, anyway. Isn't Voigt Andy's designated dom?

Anyway, I disagree with Hitch that it matters much CQ-points wise if he does the Tour or not. He doesn't care about any other autumn races but the World Championships and Lombardia, IMO. Races he can't win.
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Yes, I hope so too. Cance used to look after Frank Schleck, anyway. Isn't Voigt Andy's designated dom?

Anyway, I disagree with Hitch that it matters much CQ-points wise if he does the Tour or not. He doesn't care about any other autumn races but the World Championships and Lombardia, IMO. Races he can't win.
With Leopard Trek I think it used to be O'Grady/Frank and Cancellara/Andy. At Radioshack I don't really know how that's gonna go. One thing is for sure, if Andy wasn't feeling safe on the wheel with Voigt at TDU I don't know what else they can do.

About the autumn classics, Cancellara should really try out Paris-Tours, Paris-Brussels, Piemonte, Varesine and all that stuff. That would round out his record and perhaps prepare him to some hillier races in the future where he can do well just like in Mendrisio.

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I think if he does win the classics that he's aiming for like flanders and roubaix, then he wouldn't really care that much about which races he does afterwards. Lombardia and the worlds are realistically too difficult. he can't beat guys like nibali, gilbert, valverde on courses like those. Go back to tour 2011 stage1 with the hill at the finish. Yes he is the strongest rider out there but he couldnt match gilbert on a hill with no cobbles.
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Fabian cancellara ‏@f_cancellara

Dont belive what you read global regarding my raceprogramm. #Full fokus for the #classics after that i will rest, and decide with the team.
lol so he doesn't even confirm the Giro?

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