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Old 02-16-13, 10:14
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I say the finale of RVV and MSR will consist of sagan and cancellara with the latter pulling and the former winning the sprint. Cancellara will take PR solo with Boonen in the top 10 and Phinney on the podium.
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Old 02-16-13, 10:25
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I'm hoping for a good performance by Matti and Styby.
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Old 02-16-13, 10:47
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I completely forgot Slagter- i expect him to podium at F-W.
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Old 02-16-13, 12:17
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Boonen to win Het Volk! _O_
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Old 02-16-13, 12:23
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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.
How you know he is in poor form?
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Old 02-16-13, 12:24
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MSR is probably going to be whether Sagan's chase group can catch Nibali's lead group. Nibali almost certainly will not win unless he somehow gets away solo, so I see it as either someone Nibali takes with him when he attacks on the Poggio, could even be Gerrans again, or Sagan.
I go with Sagan.
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Old 02-16-13, 13:26
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How you know he is in poor form?
he doesn't.

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expect Fabian to win the Ronde
cant wait to see how Sagan does there
've lost faith in Breschel
was looking forward to see a strong Ballan again..
hope Pippo will have a strong classic campaign again. long live The Shadow
hope to see a Vanmarcke vs Cancellara battle somewhere

btw, if Pippo does do well: how weird is it gonna be to see a Lampre rider in the lead group in a cobbled classic?!

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Old 02-16-13, 13:45
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I dont see why people are predicting a sagan win in RVV when cancellara is racing there too. Cancellara isnt stupid to drag sagan with him only to get outsprinted in the finale. I think he will attack from far out or send devolder so that sagan will have to chase. Anyway we ll see.
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Old 02-16-13, 13:52
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I dont see why people are predicting a sagan win in RVV when cancellara is racing there too. Cancellara isnt stupid to drag sagan with him only to get outsprinted in the finale. I think he will attack from far out or send devolder so that sagan will have to chase. Anyway we ll see.
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Old 02-16-13, 13:54
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Yes i know but he has a stronger team this year and will not allow this to happen again. This outsprinting thing never happened back in saxobank because he had a stronger team. This year he has devolder,gallopin,hondo to help.
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