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Old 04-13-12, 10:49
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He does not suck, admittedly he is not suited to the AGR course and probably does not deserve leadership status as CN have reported ( at most other races as well ) but he did well to set up Lithgart FTW at the Dutch RR.

@Maltiv whilst i acknowledge those are good odds i doubt he can- as we have only seen him outsprint Levi. Those two have already beat him earlier this year and have raced on this course for a long time.
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"Full support"... not really. Rabobank are entering the race with 6 "leaders" and two domestiques, so if he flats in the final I think he's screwed.
I think I'll believe more in what Matti says than someone on a forum.
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I think I'll believe more in what Matti says than someone on a forum.
What I said, about the 6 leaders and 2 helpers, is a literal quote from Rabobank DS Verhoeven...
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I think I'll believe more in what Matti says than someone on a forum.
*facepalm* this is what rabobank said in their official agr selection press release..
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Old 04-13-12, 10:54
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Ok. I've read differently.

"The goal is to win the sunday and Matti can expect a lot of support as he has been pointed out as the team's captain.

-'that's the plan, yes'"
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Old 04-13-12, 10:56
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Ok. I've read differently.

"The goal is to win the sunday and Matti can expect a lot of support as he has been pointed out as the team's captain.

-'that's the plan, yes'"
Lemme guess... Danish media?
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Old 04-13-12, 11:01
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Lemme guess... Danish media?
Yeah, so what? There's nothing biased about it since Matti agrees with it.

And Rabo could might as well have brought him to Roubaix if he wasn't the main man to ride for sunday which he of course is.
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I got Henao @ 100/1. Pretty good considering he definitely has a chance of beating the likes of Rodriguez and Sanchez in the final sprint.
A chance? No chance.
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Yeah, so what? There's nothing biased about it since Matti agrees with it.

And Rabo could might as well have brought him to Roubaix if he wasn't the main man to ride for sunday which he of course is.
...so now your argument is invalid. Danish media...
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Yeah, so what? There's nothing biased about it since Matti agrees with it.

And Rabo could might as well have brought him to Roubaix if he wasn't the main man to ride for sunday which he of course is.
They're starting with 6 riders on equal footing, which makes sense since Breschel (just like Mollema and Kruijswijk) has never done Amstel before. It might very well be that Breschel turns out to be the strongest, in which case they'll support him in the final (I hope for the sake of the Danish people )
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