Originally Posted by skidmark
The only one I could think of that I might expect to foil the sprinters is Cancellara; I think last year's close calls made him hungrier, and although the cobbles are a few weeks away, he may quietly be slipping into unbeatable form.
I think he's become smarter since last year. He will time his attacks better and maybe use his (now better) team more ( like in this year's Strade Bianche ). Although I think Flanders and P-R are much bigger objectives for him this year, along with the Olympics, so I'm not sure he will actually contest this.
If it comes to a bunch sprint , 90% Cavendish will take it. From a small group, Boonen, Freire, Sagan all have good chances.