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Old 03-28-12, 06:38
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BMC biased prediction: Ballan will dominate as the course really suits him this year.

Unbiased opinion: The winner is between Ballan, Cancellara and Boonen!
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I think he was BMC's 2nd strongest rider last year yet he was the guy going in all the moves and chasing. Hopefully Hincapie and Phil-bear are resigned to doing that. He s looking strong atm and the harder route will work well for him.


Why would you throw away so much money on a sport that is so unpredictable?
It's just for fun I've been betting on some cycling races last 2 years and I have won more then i've lost

Agree with you that classis races like Flanders are really unpredictable with flats and stuff.. But hey I will be cheering for Fabian Sunday lol
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From what i've seen in previous cobbled races i would say:

*** Cancellara, Boonen;
** Vanmarcke, Syl.Chavanel, Pozzato, Sagan;
* Leukemans, Van Avermaet, Langeveld, Oss, Breschel, Hoste, Ballan, Terpstra.
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BMC biased prediction: Ballan will dominate as the course really suits him this year.

Unbiased opinion: The winner is between Ballan, Cancellara and Boonen!
Wow really? I hope he can do something. Haven't been able to see him in action as e3 and GW were very unselective. The course favors GVA and Ballan a lot more this year. Hope they can do something. Top 5 at least I hope. Don't think Thor will be a factor, way too hard for him. Gilbert is a mystery.
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Wow really?
Nope.

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I ..................... don't see Hausler at all, he hasn't done a thing this year...
He has some good results earlier, CAn't remember the exact race.


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Cance's situation is tragic. He is the strongest guy on the course most days with no team to help set him up for the win.
Rast, Poppo and Benatti are quite strong guys, although you are correct.


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EBH is the most over-rated one day racer to ever exist.

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Didnt he win a classic once? (serious question.)

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I'm going to bet on Freire as I think he will be better at figuring out the perfect timing for making his move....hoping he will also have a bit of luck going his way.
Yes Friere! I think he finished 5th in this race once, or some classic.
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EBH won Gent-Wevelgem in 2009 at the tender age of 21, not too bad for the most overrated one day rider ever
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Rast, Poppo and Benatti are quite strong guys, although you are correct.
Tony Gallopin deserves a mention.

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Gent-Wevelgem is kind of a classic. Hamburg is regarded as one by some as well.
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Yes Friere! I think he finished 5th in this race once, or some classic.
Hagen won Gent-Wevelgem in 2009.

I quite sure Freire has never finished 5th in RVV. I don't think he's ever done better than 20th or so. He has of course won Brabantse Pijl and Gent-Wevelgem and finished second in E3.
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I quite sure Freire has never finished 5th in RVV. I don't think he's ever done better than 20th or so. He has of course won Brabantse Pijl and Gent-Wevelgem and finished second in E3.
+Gent-Wevelgem

Edit: Did you edit that post or did I read past it?
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