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Old 04-12-12, 22:50
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1. JRod
2. Cunego
3. Evans
4. Breschel
5. Gilbert
6. Sagan

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Old 04-12-12, 22:55
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Actually i think Cadel might win. Seems to have the form and has been very good on hills last couple of years
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Old 04-12-12, 23:20
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47th Amstel Gold Race
Sunday April 15, 2012


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Old 04-12-12, 23:23
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1. Rodriguez
2. Valverde
3. Sagan
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Old 04-13-12, 00:27
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Sagan
Gilbert
Gerrans
Valverde
Evans
Poels
Jrod
Sanchez
Voeckler
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Old 04-13-12, 00:35
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Agree with most the others, going to pick Gerrans for the win.

This is a hard race to win with any sort of luck at all, there's basically nowhere to hide for the last 50km, so I expect few if any surprises on the podium.
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Old 04-13-12, 00:40
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If Sagan has recovered from his crash then I think he will take it. If he hasn't recovered then J-Rod for the win, and Gerrans will podium.
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Old 04-13-12, 01:02
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I'd be really surprised if Gerrans could extend his form from Down Under to Milano - Sanremo until the Gold Race. The Vuelta a Pais Vasco doesn't give much hope either.
I was thinking the same thing. There was a lot of pressure on him to be good at TDU and it may have made him peak a bit too early.
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If Sagan has recovered from his crash then I think he will take it. If he hasn't recovered then J-Rod for the win, and Gerrans will podium.
Sagan's crash didn't look bad. I agree with this, but he'll need to do a better job of staying out of trouble than he did on Wednesday. His team looked strong there too, but the competition will be a bit more fierce at Amstel (what with all the ProTeams present) I think.
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strange.. usually the previous winner of Lombardia would be thrown into the mix of favorites in anticipation of the AGR n Ardennes..
He will probably have to work for his team leaders.
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