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Old 04-10-12, 21:05
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Simon Geschke says that he wants to do something in this and he thinks that with good legs he can even fight for the win
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Paul Martens going to pull a Gilbert and do the Ardennes triple & Brabantse pijl
He'd really deserve to be captain once at least.
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He'd really deserve to be captain once at least.
Correct, huge talent and is always there in the Amstel.
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Simon Geschke says that he wants to do something in this and he thinks that with good legs he can even fight for the win
He does have a decent sprint and did quite well in the CI.
These kind of races are what he's best at. But fighting for the win. Who knows.
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Correct, huge talent and is always there in the Amstel.
Especially considering that he always had to work for his leaders.
This year, he should at least be a protected rider....
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Old 04-10-12, 21:55
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I agree, lets cheer for him tomorrow
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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I think Voeckler will do something, his RvV was surprising. Gilbert will also do something ( he might just want heavy racing to start stimulating him ). Andy will loom as the danger man to the sprinters if he can attack.

However i think Sagan, GVA and Freire are the favourites. If it ends in a reduced sprint Breschel, Meersman and Kreder could also all do something as well.
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Will be interesting to see how Jerome Pineau will do in those four races till LBL... His performances became weaker every year since he joined QuickStep.

He left Bouygues together with Chavanel for the 2009 season, being proud to "leave the FC Nantes for AC Milan"... Wheras Chavanel continued to become the world class rider he is today, Pineau didnīt. I suppose he gets 500.000 Euros a year at QuickStep, and so lacks of motivation to to his best.
He was so outspoken about Ricco (blaming him to have doped since aged 15, without probably even knowing him) and doping in general, but will never have the class of a Ricco or others if he goes on like that.

Nevertheless, would be glad if he proves me wrong in the weeks to come.

-> Geschke and Martens: in my opinion, both are able to win Brabantse Piil.
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Everyone has more class than Ricco. Jerome won zero races while at Bouygues Telecom. For QS he has won a stage in the Giro.
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