Cannibal72 said:Scarponi said:Surely Rowe has to be Sky leader over Thomas?
Kwiatkowski, no? Rowe's better suited to Roubaix, it strikes me, and Kwiat's my number one favourite: he's in form, he should have an excellent team behind him (who are racing with a tactical aptitude putting EQS to shame) and De Ronde seems to suit him. I know Thomas wanted to win this race, but I don't think he can, and his illness may well be a blessing in disguise if it means he doesn't demand leadership and instead works for Kwiat. The Lion of Essex could lead, I guess, but he hasn't raced much recently.
Kwiat number one favourite? Kwaremont is really hard for him and Paterberg will sunday also be a climb where you have to ride the cobbles.