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16 Feb 2013 20:44

My predictions of the winners .

MSR- Sagan,
GW- Goss
E3 Prijs- Breschel
Ronde- Pozzato
PR- Flecha (Finally)
AGR- Gilbert
FW-Purito
LBL- Gilbert


Het Nieuwsbald- Stybar
DDV- Van Avermaet
Brabantse Pijl- Gilbert.



No wins for either Cancellara or Boonen.
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16 Feb 2013 21:21

MSR- Sagan
Ronde- Sagan
PR- Boassen Hagen
AGR- Sagan
FW-Purito
LBL- Nibali
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16 Feb 2013 21:45

PR - Boasson Hagen?
Wishful thinking. A bit unrealistic.
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16 Feb 2013 21:55

Does anyone think Iglinskiy can repeat what he did last year? It's gonna be hard for him to beat 2nd in Strade Bianche and 1st in LBL :).

I am afraid Slagter is too good too early, don't see him performing extremely well in the hilly classics.

Lotto-Belisol should do better than last year. I can see Roelandts have a very good classics season. I also belief Vanendert will be able to repeat the good things he showed in 2012.
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16 Feb 2013 21:56

MSR- Sagan
Ronde- Vanmarcke
PR- Boom
AGR- Sagan
FW-Slagter
LBL- ANDY SCHLECK
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16 Feb 2013 22:00

Der Effe wrote:MSR- Sagan
Ronde- Vanmarcke
PR- Boom
AGR- Sagan
FW-Slagter
LBL- ANDY SCHLECK


I'll be pleased if he finishes the race, let alone win it.
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16 Feb 2013 22:03

Which one will Sky win? & Who?

Afterall they set their stall out with the Classics group this winter with the aim of winning one.

I've given up on EBH performing as he should! Stannard or G this year :D
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16 Feb 2013 22:03

J-King wrote:Does anyone think Iglinskiy can repeat what he did last year? It's gonna be hard for him to beat 2nd in Strade Bianche and 1st in LBL :).

I am afraid Slagter is too good too early, don't see him performing extremely well in the hilly classics.

Lotto-Belisol should do better than last year. I can see Roelandts have a very good classics season. I also belief Vanendert will be able to repeat the good things he showed in 2012.


Vanendert could do very well again, but I doubt Iglinsky will be able to repeat his feats, not least because he will probably be working for Nibali.
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16 Feb 2013 22:05

the asian wrote:I'll be pleased if he finishes the race, let alone win it.


I wouldn't be surprised if he crushed the entire field.
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16 Feb 2013 22:23

Der Effe wrote:LBL- ANDY SCHLECK

Child, please!
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16 Feb 2013 22:24

the asian wrote:My predictions of the winners .
PR- Flecha (Finally)


3rd, 4th, 2nd, 12th, 6th, 3rd, 9th, 4th, 1st!

I would absolutely love that, even though it's unlikely to happen :(
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16 Feb 2013 22:27

Omloop: Stybar
Kuurne: Greipel
Eroica: Slagter
M-SR: Sagan
DdV: Chavanel
E3: Breschel
G-W: Farrar
Ronde: Breschel
Scheldeprijs: Greipel
P-R: Devolder
B. Pijl: Gilbert
AGR: Sagan
W. Pijl: Purito
L-B-L: Gerrans
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16 Feb 2013 22:29

The Green Bullet will be back at full strength and will win another Ardennes classic this year.
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16 Feb 2013 22:37

Might as well predict, few very hopeful though, no point predicting without bit of fun :p

Omloop: Thomas
Kuurne: Greipel
Eroica: Pozzatto
M-SR: Sagan
DdV: Chavanel
E3: Stannard
G-W: EBH
Ronde: Cancellara
Scheldeprijs: Cav
P-R: Cancellara
B. Pijl: Leukemans
AGR: Sagan
W. Pijl: Purito
L-B-L: Henao
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16 Feb 2013 22:56

Good to see Hushovd and Pozzato winning today. The more contenders, the better.

Ok, time for a math question. What rider would complete the following series with a win sometime very soon?

Pozzato, Hushovd, _________?
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16 Feb 2013 22:58

Marcato or Kolobnev.:p
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16 Feb 2013 23:00

Der Effe wrote:LBL- ANDY SCHLECK



Image
"It is going to be very scary." - Tom Boonen*
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16 Feb 2013 23:07

Omloop: Boom
Kuurne: Cavendish
Eroica: Moser
M-SR: Nordhaug
DdV: Vanmarcke
E3: Sagan
G-W: Bouhanni
Ronde: Pozzato
Scheldeprijs: Kittel
P-R: Cancellara
B. Pijl: Voeckler
AGR: Costa
W. Pijl: Purito
LBL: Gerrans
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16 Feb 2013 23:59

coinneach wrote:Well, I´m going to be the first to predict Cav for MSR

I know he is talking down his chances, but to me, thats just a sign of increasing maturity.....there´s no point bigging your chances up ´cause they´ll just watch out for you (and drop you!)

Can´t wait....funny how dreadful the winter has been with all the revelations and that, and now we´re cycling again, feels great!:D


Well, playing down his chances is essentially what they did he did in 2009. But then again the competition will be strong, and the last 2 years it's ended with a breakaway surviving.
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17 Feb 2013 00:14

Since Everyone else is giving their predictions, here's mine:

Omloop: Boom
Kuurne: Cav
Strade Bianche: Cance
M-SR: 1.Sagan 2.Pozzato 3.Cance
DdV: Geraint
E3: Cance
G-W: Boonen
Ronde: 1.Sagan 2.Cance 3.Pozzato
Scheldeprijs: Bos
P-R: 1.Cance 2.Vanmarcke 3.Hushovd (Phinney to top 10)
B. Pijl: Gilbert
AGR: 1.Gilbert 2.Sagan 2.Purito
FW: 1.Gilbert 2.Purito 3.Vanendert
LBL: 1.Gilbert 2.Valverde 3.Nibali
Hoping Leukemans has a good season as well.
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