Originally Posted by manafana
My Stage 2 bets
theirs a few too many but think theirs value.
This strikes me as classics stage if ridden fast a good test for the spring racing.
Agreed. I'm particularly interested to see how Nocentini goes as I don't think he's ridden Oman before has he?
I'm hoping for something from Gallopin too if he wants to better last years 3rd place.
Also curious as to how Boonen's elbow will handle a little uphill test. Certainly looked to be ok today, but that was flat all the way.