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28 Apr 2009 02:28

So, tell us, who is your pick for the Tour de Romandie?

Thanks
Greg Johnson
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Romandie predictions

28 Apr 2009 06:55

OK folks,

I put my bits on the table earlier today writing the preview for the Tour de Romandie - it's time to back them up out in the wild world of the forum!

Cancellara's a no-brainer bet for my mind. Think Tirreno last year, etc... Although it's not 2008 any more (Must change that calendar) and time's have a changed.

As I said in the preview, I think Cadel will be amongst the action - he's ridden pretty well this year, and his head's in the right space. I fancy his chances and hope he does well.

Kreuziger and Dekker are podium material for sure, while I'll be keeping fingers, toes and everything else crossed for Monsieur McEwen to take a stage.

Romandie top 5:

1. Fabian Cancellara
2. Cadel Evans
3. Roman Kreuziger
4. Thomas Dekker
5. Konstantin Sioutsou

Feel free to bag the living bejesus outta me if I'm totally off the mark.

Over and out,
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2009 Prologue Results

28 Apr 2009 17:16

Anyone know of the results from the prologue today in Lausanne?
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28 Apr 2009 17:28

Styxs66 wrote:Anyone know of the results from the prologue today in Lausanne?


It is being held in the evening and is still underway. Right now Frantisek Rabon of Columbia is leading.
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Prologue

28 Apr 2009 17:48

Thanks Susan. I did not realize it was an evening prologue. Much appreciated.
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28 Apr 2009 17:56

Styxs66 wrote:Anyone know of the results from the prologue today in Lausanne?

Iglinsky took it from Veikkanen and Coppel
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28 Apr 2009 18:20

1. Rabon
2. Casar
3. Valverde
4. Farrar
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28 Apr 2009 18:31

Impressive by Rabon. Is he doing the Giro? Maybe an outsider for the final time trial?
And Columbia should be strong in the TTT as well, Rabon, Løvkvist, Hagen, maybe Rogers?, and Cavendish is above average against the clock.
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28 Apr 2009 18:33

I think its an interesting one. Most probably someone looking desperately for results - Cancelarra is not a bad bet! Sandy Casar, De la Fuente, Cobo, Kruziger, lots of odd names that just might scrape through ffor a result.

I'm going to say...

1) Sandy Casar
2) Menchov
3) Valverde
4) Cadel Evans
5) Kreuziger
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28 Apr 2009 18:42

The TTT stage is going to be very desisve for the final GC, so this is my top 5

1. F. Rabon ( strong TTT team, no montian finish)

2. A. Valverde ( good TTT team , many stages thats suits him well )

3. Kreiuziger ( Good rider, good TTT team )

4. C. Evans ( poor TTT team.)

5. a. Moos ( always top 10 in GC )
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28 Apr 2009 21:06

Herman wrote:
4. C. Evans ( poor TTT team.)



I wouldn't exactly call Silence-Lotto a poor TTT team. Seb Lang, Evans himself, Gilbert in super form, Wegelius (who's been a part of many succesfull Liquigas TTT's in the giro), a young Pieter Jacobs in good form and Van Den Broeck, who has to show us that his giro TT's a couple of years a go wasn't a fluke, should bode for a well adjusted ride.

I'd say the favourites are Highroad, SaxoBank, Garmin and thereafter Silence-Lotto and Liquigas.
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29 Apr 2009 00:21

Herman wrote:2. A. Valverde ( good TTT team , many stages thats suits him well )

Valverde is a good bet as he probably will be trying to maximise glory in case his career has to take a temporary hiatus soon.
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29 Apr 2009 13:30

I'd be surprised if Cadel won it, considering this race wasn't on his agenda till a week ago. I think Thomas Dekker needs a result, so he may be a chance.
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29 Apr 2009 14:35

Why was stage shortened today??
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29 Apr 2009 14:36

53x11 in DC wrote:Why was stage shortened today??

Snow on the Cat1 climb
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29 Apr 2009 14:44

Zoncolan wrote:Snow on the Cat1 climb


Thanks Zonc. I just signed into cycling.tv and they are talking about the stage being shortened but not for what reason.

I appreciate the clarification!
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29 Apr 2009 23:04

Astana's TT guys are in the US of A right now... But they still may win because they are so incredibly elevated.

Fuji wins a stage! Nice anyways...
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29 Apr 2009 23:11

I like Evans or Krutzinger for the overall... I think Zubeldia can pull something out here too. He surely wants to ride the Tour again after all!

Moos is racing but he has a ****ty team... BMC has a couple of good riders though too.

I'd be surprised if Cancellara cracked top 50 overall... But he could be a HUGE asset in the TTT.
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01 May 2009 10:05

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