Der Effe wrote:Cancellara just crashed in a training ride.
I'm starting to think Canc won't win this. Being such an overwhelming favorite could wind up working against him. Devolder is going to play a critical role, I think. And now, he has his 2nd crash in a few days. No telling what effect they might have but they certainly can't help.
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Really missing Boom in this poll. I know he didn't look convincing in E3/RVV, but he didn't last years either, and still did good in Roubaix.
Lanark wrote:People like EBH, Van Avermaet, Haussler and Paolini have no place on that poll ahead of guys like Vansummeren, Boom and Flecha.
There were almost 20 guys who were on the list to go on the poll without too much separating them. In the end, I mostly went with my personal predictions. It really hurt me to leave Flecha out but I would be thrilled to be wrong. First thought I had when it was done was "DT won't be happy without a Dutch option, particularly Boom." I have no faith in Vansummeren.
del1962 wrote:We need a Poll as to who will be the top placed rider other than Fabian
In retrospect, that would have made for a much more interesting poll. Of course the choice for the 9 would have been that much harder and more contentious.