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01 Mar 2012 05:16

Garmin's looking pretty damn strong on paper, too:

61 Johan Vansummeren (Bel)
63 Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
64 Martijn Maaskant (Ned)
65 Daniel Martin (Irl)
66 Peter Stetina (USA)
67 Christian Vande Velde (USA)
68 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)

The first three alone are enough to challenge BMC at Gilbert's current level. How are these guys going so far this year?
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01 Mar 2012 06:21

As far as BMC are concerned Ballan is the one to look out for in this race.

BMC mentioned in most recent news post that he is very strong at the moment.

I think Gilbert and others will ride for him as after this there is not a whole lot on offer for him given Gilbert and Hushovd will be protected in classics. Not saying he won't figure in these races, just that he won't be as protected as the others.
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01 Mar 2012 06:45

Hesjedal has done next to nothing, CN think Maaskant looked strong on the recon of Het Volk and i think somewhere it was said JHVS was doing a lot of work for someone.


I think the other 4 riders are good as well for the course. I think they will attack and maybe try use Wegmann in a sprint ( if he can survive )
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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01 Mar 2012 07:04

I think Wegmann will be the best man for Garmin in this race. But I believe someone of BMC will get it.. Ballan or Van Avermaet. Looking forward to the performance of Sagan!
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01 Mar 2012 08:58

YES ITS ON EUROSPORT!!!
Gilbert or Ballan for the win!!
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01 Mar 2012 10:29

Lampre made a video
http://sd.****iogames.it/lampre/mp4/275.mp4

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01 Mar 2012 10:58

please put both threads into a single one.

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=46687&tp=n

di luca won't take part after all in strade bianche.he says the stage to prati di tivo will be a hell.it looks like he has a plan and he might arrive in tirreno-adriatico very strong.
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01 Mar 2012 12:31

Woody22 wrote:As far as BMC are concerned Ballan is the one to look out for in this race.

BMC mentioned in most recent news post that he is very strong at the moment.

I think Gilbert and others will ride for him as after this there is not a whole lot on offer for him given Gilbert and Hushovd will be protected in classics. Not saying he won't figure in these races, just that he won't be as protected as the others.


Yeah. Evans will ride in support of Ballan and Gilbert. Might be too early for Gilbert. Greg VA might do okay as well. BMC have selected a strong team.
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01 Mar 2012 15:46

Coldeportes with Felipe Laverde, Victor Hugo Peña, Robinson Chalapud, Jarlinson Pantano, Wilson Marentes, Frank Osorio, Carlos Quintero and Juan Pablo Suarez.
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01 Mar 2012 15:52

dlwssonic wrote:YES ITS ON EUROSPORT!!!
Gilbert or Ballan for the win!!


1 or 2?

.......
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01 Mar 2012 15:56

Dan Martin tweets that he won't be taking part after all.
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thread appropriation?

01 Mar 2012 18:01

Hey Eshnar, since you appropriated my thread, is that (thread appropriation by another poster) SOP on this board? "A proper thread" you say - define please.

Just askin', since I don't get on here much.:confused:
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01 Mar 2012 19:22

cleverhans wrote:Hey Eshnar, since you appropriated my thread, is that (thread appropriation by another poster) SOP on this board? "A proper thread" you say - define please.

Just askin', since I don't get on here much.:confused:


Your thread is still on the Board--just look farther down the first page. No mod has combined the threads yet. And Eshnar's reference to a "proper thread" was not a reference to your thread not being a proper one. How could it be when he made that post a month before you started your thread?
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01 Mar 2012 19:31

You are correct, my bad. Seems I'm the guilty one. Sorry, Eshnar :o
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01 Mar 2012 19:31

shalgo wrote:Your thread is still on the Board--just look farther down the first page. No mod has combined the threads yet. And Eshnar's reference to a "proper thread" was not a reference to your thread not being a proper one. How could it be when he made that post a month before you started your thread?


agree and Eshnar was probably joking as well..people do joke around here lol
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01 Mar 2012 19:54

cleverhans wrote:You are correct, my bad. Seems I'm the guilty one. Sorry, Eshnar :o

I was also referring to the fact that my thread had the correct title while yours hadn't.
A lot of people here seem to fail to spell that correctly. It's Strade Bianche, not Bianchi. Nor Biancche (It's quite funny the number of ways I saw that written :D)

Anyway just playing around, it's not like I'm interested in claiming threads properties ;)
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02 Mar 2012 09:03

I think Liquigas have a good chance tomorrow, Nibali or Sagan FTW.
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02 Mar 2012 10:28

there will be TV live coverage for this ?
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02 Mar 2012 11:13

XlandaluzeX wrote:there will be TV live coverage for this ?


yes.Rai3, rai sport 2 gazzetta-tv , eurosport .
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02 Mar 2012 11:18

zam_olyas wrote:yes.rai3, rai sport 2 gazzetta-tv , eurosport .


great!!!!!!
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