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Old 02-15-13, 14:44
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Default 2013 Spring Classics

Omloop het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne are just a week away, and that means my favorite part of the cycling season is almost here! I know I can't be the only one.

Anyway, here are some of the questions on my mind:
What kind of form will Boonen have after his elbow ordeal?
Can Hushovd challenge for victory at Paris-Roubaix, or will Phinney be BMC's man?
How well will Nick Nuyens gel with Garmin?
Will I be able to find a decent online stream for Strade Bianche?
Can Gilbert dominate the Ardennes like he did two years ago?
Which race will Sagan win (because I'm sure he's going to win something)?
Is this the year Boasson-Hagen embraces his destiny as a classics specialist?
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The answer to all those questions is in the negative with the exception of Sagan to which the answer is - MSR.
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I just hope it rains a lot in nothern France on April the 7th!
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Old 02-15-13, 14:52
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The answer to all those questions is in the negative with the exception of Sagan to which the answer is - MSR.
That's what I suspect, and the lack of a decent Strade Bianche stream will be the most disappointing.
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Old 02-15-13, 15:03
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It's hard to see past Sagan dominating every classic he takes part in.
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Old 02-15-13, 15:04
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That's what I suspect, and the lack of a decent Strade Bianche stream will be the most disappointing.
Sporza will broadcast it once again so it might get streamed?
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Old 02-15-13, 16:34
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Boom seems to be in good early shape, so I would rate him high for a Omloop win!
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Old 02-15-13, 16:37
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Boom seems to be in good early shape, so I would rate him high for a Omloop win!
He will crash uphill like last year
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Old 02-15-13, 16:48
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And what makes you think that cancellara is going to be completely out of the picture?

I say he's going to win big this year. The addition of Devolder and both Rast's and Gallopin's form is looking good so in races where he'll need his team, it's going to be there.

Maybe he'll start off by defending Strade bianche
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With Boonen's injury struggles and Cancellara's poor early season form, we might get a exciting and open, cobbled classics season.

For the Ardennes, it will be interesting to see impact of the new finish and the rumoured alterations to the latter stages of the course.

For LBL, I'm expecting a Gilbert victory.
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