Originally Posted by Ferminal
Gilbert's big push will be for Ronde, and he's got the team to do it. I can see him trying to get Evans the win in L-B-L.
I'm most interested in the P-N and T-A routes, as that is when the season starts
Also who is doing the Giro, got the feeling it may be a much lesser field than what we had this year.
I'm not so sure, with a favourable tour course I wouldn't be surprised to see evans have a relatively light scehdule, and probably miss top form at LBL.
Originally Posted by roundabout
For Paris-Nice and Tirreno routes you will have to wait til new year or even February if past history is anything to go by.
yeah these races generally don't come out until a month or so before.
Originally Posted by Havetts
Either one of Kruijswijk or Mollema to do the Giro, my guess would be Kruijswijk. Then Mollema riding the Tour for GC. Gesink to ride the Tour for form and to destroy the Vuelta GC
On gesink's website I read similar thoughts in an article (not sure who wrote it). Basically is said, gesink will go to the tour underraced, no pressure, if he does well so be it, if not it doesn't matter because his injuries mean no expectations and he can help mollema to a good place. Then still relatively fresh, or rather in full peak form he will destroy the vuelta.
Was very optimistic. In theory it is a good plan tho if it should surface. Considering he will be underraced he should enter the vuelta in fine form.
I'm interested in what Kruijswijk does. I really would like to see him (and maybe slagter) do the giro again, but I have a bad feeling they send him to tour in mollema-like tour role. Which would be a shame... however I do sometimes think Kruijswijk style and mentality might be most appropiate for the tour (of the 3 gc guys). But yeah I'd rather see him do the giro again.
If not hopefully slagter goes with a free role in the mountains.
Kelderman obviously has no business in a GT next year. Curious to see exactly how he devoleps and what type of rider he becomes. Would be nice if he showed some things in smaller stage races.
Also poels, I'd really him to try the giro.