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Old 03-12-12, 20:23
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I've heard from many reliable sources that there's only one rider in unbeatable form and he is going to show it on the Poggio
JTL isnt riding
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Old 03-12-12, 20:28
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Truly, the year in wich Chavanel slow down the pace ?
why so surprised?2009 was a fast year in cycling

that 2009 time ascent was confirmed by lots of sources including cassani i think

can't wait to see gilbert attacking!
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Old 03-12-12, 20:29
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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.
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Old 03-12-12, 20:36
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I've heard from many reliable sources that there's only one rider in unbeatable form and he is going to show it on the Poggio
the beast westra?
is he on the startlist by the way?does anyone know?
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Old 03-12-12, 20:39
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the beast westra?
is he on the startlist by the way?does anyone know?
No, he'll ride Loire-Atlantique, and another crap race.
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Old 03-12-12, 20:45
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Why oh why do I have this terrible feeling that Cavendish will win it???

If I could bring myself to do so, I'd bet on it.....
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Im going for Cancellara
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Old 03-12-12, 20:47
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I know im not really going out on a limb at all but Boonen or Sagan for me.


Just remembering how strong Griepel was last year as well. Now that he will be riding for himself he could be a real threat.

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Old 03-12-12, 20:47
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***** Sagan
**** Boonen, Cavendish
*** Freire, Gilbert, Greipel
** EBH, Hushovd, Cancellara, Goss
* Degenkolb, Haussler, Bennati, Breschel, Rojas
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Old 03-12-12, 20:51
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Dont understand the people who think that Cav will win this. Every team except Sky will want him dropped and he hasnt exactly shown any climbing form since 2009.
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