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01 Apr 2012 06:02

Langeveld's a good chance for GreenEdge as well.
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01 Apr 2012 06:04

dlwssonic wrote:err lol..... They have no chance in hell even if Gerrans was riding.


Common sense would say so wouldn't it.

But you never know... how about an all GreenEdge/BMC podium?

That would be very nice... at least for me.
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01 Apr 2012 06:06

Eric8-A wrote:Langeveld's a good chance for GreenEdge as well.


Yep, they are riding high at the moment. I won't be suprised to see a GreenEdge rider figure in the finish.
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01 Apr 2012 06:07

Woody22 wrote:Common sense would say so wouldn't it.

But you never know... how about an all GreenEdge/BMC podium?

That would be very nice... at least for me.


That would be nice, but I think its impossible to keep OPQS or leopard out of the podium today. If OPQS don't have a single rider in the podium it would be a massive fail.
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01 Apr 2012 06:14

I had a dream where Canc beat Boonen in a sprint so I am going with that. :D
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01 Apr 2012 06:22

Vaitkus can also do GreenEdge some good. Not sure about Tuft though. He's a big rider, kind of like Cancellara if not bigger. He says he likes the cobbled classics and wants to go well when he rides them.
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01 Apr 2012 07:25

Woody22 wrote:Well as Gerrans isn't riding i am not too sure which GreenEdge rider will cause the upset and take this out, but I am leaning towards good old Stuey O.

Given they have won around 50% of the WT races so far this year it follows that they have a 50% chance of winning this. :)


Erm... Langeveld?
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01 Apr 2012 07:49

Spine Concept wrote:Erm... Langeveld?


Is the obvious one given last year, but if the race is really negative Goss could get up. Let me say it again REEEEAAAAALLLLLYYYYYYYY negative.

In all honesty if they want this win they should go for a break while boonen and cancellara look at each other, and in that sense it could be anyone, but more likely noone.
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01 Apr 2012 07:50

Chavanel to win in a similar fashion to Devolder 08.
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01 Apr 2012 08:01

Quite keen for neither RS or QS to win now (and yes, I'm using last years team names, it doesn't need a smart reply).
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01 Apr 2012 08:29

As long as one of the leaders of TIAA-CREF or Mapei win then I don't care :p
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01 Apr 2012 08:45

dlwssonic wrote:err lol..... They have no chance in hell even if Gerrans was riding.


Gerrans would crash at this race easily ( he is also too light ) and therefore ill suited.

Langveld is a good rider and there are some other options that could feature. It's not the weakest team here by a long shot.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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01 Apr 2012 08:46

SHAD0W93 wrote:I had a dream where Canc beat Boonen in a sprint so I am going with that. :D


If Vanmarcke can i'm sure Cancellara could:D. However i am pretty sure that would not happen ( especially with them both in top form ).
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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01 Apr 2012 09:15

Langeveld can do something here for GreenEdge.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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01 Apr 2012 09:37

El Pistolero wrote:Langeveld can do something here for GreenEdge.


He said in an interview with NOS that he thinks he's not far away from being in top form, so that bodes well for a good classification. Nothing is a certainty of course, especially since many others, inlcuding the favorites, are confident of being in top form.
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01 Apr 2012 10:06

Sporza now on with usual pre-live stuff. I'm glad the day of speculations, predictions and assumptions are over. Really can't wait for the racing getting hot!

And while watching the race, spare a thought for Wouter Weylandt, for his kid and widow. He would have loved to race today.
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01 Apr 2012 10:17

Spine Concept wrote:He said in an interview with NOS that he thinks he's not far away from being in top form, so that bodes well for a good classification. Nothing is a certainty of course, especially since many others, inlcuding the favorites, are confident of being in top form.


I think he's in top form. Chavanel was impressed by him at the Driedaagse.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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02 Apr 2012 07:16

boomcie wrote:1. Boonen
2. Cancellara
3. Leukemans
4. Pozzato
5. Vanmarcke
6. Ballan
7. Oss
8. Breschel
9. Hoste
10. Paolini


Well played boomcie. Well played.

I don't think anyone got the podium right. Will10 and Peccio89 got positions 1 and 2 though.
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02 Apr 2012 08:33

dlwssonic wrote:1 Cancellara
2 Boonen
3 Ballan
4 Van Marcke
5 GVA

Trying very hard to be unbias:o


not bad.... with 3 in the top 5.
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02 Apr 2012 11:25

killswitch wrote:Expanded prediction:
1. Langeveld
2. Terpstra
3. Cancellara
4. Boonen
5. Pozzato
6. Ballan
7. Chavanel
8. Vanmarcke
9. Breschel
10. Devolder

Sagan to be in the main group till the last loop and go backwards and finish in the top 25, one of the Izaguirre bros also to get in top 30. Vacansoleil to get three riders in top 15.

[fanboy mode]Want Canc to win, but probably won't happen. Though wouldn't mind a Tommeke/Chavanel win.[/fanboy mode]

Only Breschel. Though guessed that Boonen>Pozzato>Ballan. :o
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