Originally Posted by Viking
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?
Re. Boonen: I don't think he'll have nearly as good a season as last, especially with the competition looking stronger this year. I think he'll be best in Roubaix and probably do well in the other cobble races that end in sprints.
Re. Hushovd: He's seems better than last year, but if he can't do it Phinney will be one of their main go to guys.
Re. Gilbert: Of course he will.
Re. Sagan: MSR will be his for the taking, the only thing that can stop him there is a crash. And Sagan doesn't crash often.
He could podium or win most of the others as well, with his best chances of a win being in RVV and AGR.