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Old 08-16-13, 23:05
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this is a difficult question this year
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Old 08-16-13, 23:23
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Janse van Rensburg, Farrar, Howard, Matthews, EBH, Bole, Meersman, Renshaw, Bos, Gerrans, Gilbert.
Bolded are confirmed starting. Doesn't look like anyone so far that can be as dominating as Degenkolb last year. Maybe Matthews or Bos.
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Janse van Rensburg
or Arndt, Nikias
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Maybe even Sinkeldam.
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I would look out for Matthews, Farrar, and JvR
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For the flat finishes, my dark horse is Barry Markus. He should be able to win a stage against this field if he has the Qatar form.
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is there any chance for genuine sprinters this time, or is it only for people wh can climb and sprint as well?


Also, how good is Arndt is a 3-week race?
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Janse van Rensburg, Farrar, Howard, Matthews, EBH, Bole, Meersman, Renshaw, Bos, Gerrans, Gilbert.
Bolded are confirmed starting. Doesn't look like anyone so far that can be as dominating as Degenkolb last year. Maybe Matthews or Bos.
I like the list quite a bit. Ain't many opportunities for bunch sprints anyway, so this field may give us some surprises and less organised bunch sprints.

Also I would add Soupe, Petit and Hushovd to the list. Hell, Cancellara may be able to steal a win from a late TT style attack.
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From the provisional startlist from PCS: Hagen/Sutton, Farrar? (if he is not riding Rasmussen/Fernandez/Hunter), Soupe, Bos/Renshaw, Fenn/Meersman, Henderson/Van Der Sande, Arndt/Janse van Rensburg/Sinkeldam, Ratto, Mondory, Richeze/Palini, Blythe/Hushovd, Howard/Matthews, Bole/Markus, Petit, Schorn/Dempster, Lasca
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Lasca isn't mentioned still? Good sprinter, particulary in this kind of field.
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