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Old 11-26-12, 13:47
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Default Future cobbles challengers.

The present generation of top dogs - Canc/Boonen/Ballan/Pippo - will hang around for another olympiad, but younger blood will increasingly challenge them for the big prizez.

We have Vanmarcke, Sagan and Boom looking to be up there.
G Thomas might be a good one.

But who else?
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Old 11-26-12, 13:49
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Phinney, Moser, Stannard perhaps
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Old 11-26-12, 13:51
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The present generation of top dogs - Canc/Boonen/Ballan/Pippo - will hang around for another olympiad, but younger blood will increasingly challenge them for the big prizez.

We have Vanmarcke, Sagan and Boom looking to be up there.
G Thomas might be a good one.

But who else?
Phinney is the first one that comes in mind. The steep little hills are yet too much for him, so I don't expect him to win Flanders soon. Paris-Roubaix is definitely possible.
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Old 11-26-12, 14:05
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Degenkolb of course.

BTW Moser? Has the guy ever even done a cobbled race?
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Old 11-26-12, 14:22
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I thought Maaskant was the next big thing after his P-R a few years ago. Same with Langeveld.

Phinney is seriously good on the pave. He could definitely be in the mix. Sagan can probably win either Flanders or Roubaix... not sure what kind of classics team he has at his disposal though.
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Thomas, Degenkolb, Sagan, Vanmarcke, Boom, Jungels Stybar?, Stuyven
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Old 11-26-12, 14:27
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Flanders

***** Sagan

**** Moser

*** Vanmarke,

** Bol

Roubaix

***** Degenklob

**** Phinney

*** Sagan

** Thomas, Stannard, Vanmarke
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Old 11-26-12, 15:44
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I expect big things from Phinney on the cobbles, he could be Hushovds replacement as leader if Hushovd can't get it together this year. Sagan I thinly could challange in both RVV and PR. At the moment RVV, I believe, is his main target. And Vanmarcke can't be discounted, after all he's already beaten Boonen once.
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Possibly Durbridge, Demare, Navardauskas, Gallopin, Kwiatkowski, Van Rensburg, Fenn, Sinkeldam, Keukeleire, Van Asbroeck, Lindeman, De Vreese, Rowe, Wallays, Van Bilsen. These are some of the less known young riders who may have the potential to be a contender for cobbles.
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