Afrank wrote:Greipel to race other races than small crap sprinter races and the Tour, and actually go for the win in them.
He tried Sanremo, Wevelgem, Vattenfall, Olympics, Scheldeprijs, even Roubaix this year. He does race classics, but he is simply not noticed because he does not get any result.
I wonder why not try Paris Brussel and Paris Tours instead of some minor race. But he has a long season allready doing Down under till Munsterland Giro every year. He seems to be better in stage-races. Maybe he can recover relatively good?
skidmark wrote:- Phinney to podium Roubaix
- Andy Schleck to win the Worlds
- Cav sets a Sky jersey on fire as a victory celebration after winning his 6th stage of the Tour
- Sky to hire Hincapie in a directorial position, then fire him when doping questions are asked by the media, stating he 'wasn't truthful' with them when hired and they didn't know about his past
- Dombrowski top 10s Giro helping Wiggins as a neo-pro; Lutsenko wins nothing
- Rebellin has a great year, wins a WT event with a Polish team
Pantani_lives wrote:Leif Hoste will win a sprint.
Thomas de Gendt will win a spring classic after an attack less than 10k before the finish.
A rider under 25 will podium in the Tour.
The prix de combativité won't be for a Frenchman.
These are good ones!
My bold ones:
-Gilbert outsprinted in LBL by Vinokourov. Later a French newspaper claimes Vinokourov bought him a beer and a 60,000 euro watch in Monaco.
-Ulissi wins Fleche Wallone
-Lance decides to make a comeback
-Argos does not get their well deserved WT spot but wins 4 out of 6 sprints in the Tour.
-Bruyneel does not get suspended, which results in a strike during Giro stage 11.
-Pat McQuaid takes a step back.
-Boonen, Boom and Pipo crash on Carrefour and Turgot wins Paris Roubaix outsprinting Hushovd, Ballan, Cancellara and Roelandts. Vanmarcke punctured while riding 15 sec for the lead group on the last cobbled section.
-Lieuwe Westra world champion TT
-Movistar wins TTT (ok its not a bold one but a lot of people seem to think it is)
-Boonen again looses Omloop het Volk and become 2nd.
-Pozzato to win Sanremo again
-Cancellara wins the WC RR with a 40k attack, because the Spanish riders wont cooperate.
-Ryder Hesjedal wins the KOM in france
-Strade Bianche is broadcasted live
-Wiggins wins PN and becomes the subtop GC/TT rider he was for the last years, so thats it in 2013.
-Cadel starts MTB training again for Rio 2016
-the French teams join forces so there is actually one decent French WT team.