2012 Predictions

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Aug 18, 2009
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Late to the party. Is there a Worlds TTT? Why people are posting trade teams?

Olympic Road: Cavendish
Olympic TT: Cancellara

World Road: Gilbert
World TT: Cancellara
TTT: UK Edit: Sky

MSR: Farrar
RvV: Chavanel :D
PR: Boonen
LBL: Valverde
GL: Scarponi
GW: Goss
AGR: Sagan

FW: Rodriguez
CSS: Cunego
PT: Degenkolb

Giro: Andy Schleck
Tour: Contador
Vuelta: Rodriguez

and for the yanks
ToC: Danielson

Substitute Gilbert for pretty much any of these...
 
Jun 22, 2009
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El Pistolero said:
It's debatable, I admit. But Hushovd matched Cancellara on every important cobbled stone sector. Cancellara pulled off a surprise attack in the last few km just like how he surprised everyone at the Ronde with that last attack.
so did boom, I guess he was just as strong also. :rolleyes:
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
so did boom, I guess he was just as strong also. :rolleyes:
That's simply not true. At some point, Ballan, Hushovd and Cancellara were off alone and nearly caught the front group, but then Cancellara decided to stop working.
 
Jun 22, 2009
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El Pistolero said:
That's simply not true. At some point, Ballan, Hushovd and Cancellara were off alone and nearly caught the front group, but then Cancellara decided to stop working.
dont forget boom was at the front before he punctured.

anyway my point was I take this p-r with a grain of salt. Canc. has nothing to prove, Thor has yet to show he can match spartacus, and until he does it is mere speculation.
 
trevim said:
That's true, Hushovd really looked mighty strong in some cobbles sectors. He even forced a bit of selection. But he lacked a bit in the final km
He could have just let Cancellara go because he knew Van Summeren would never be caught. It is however more likely he just lacked a bit near the end.

Next year will be his best chance to win. He's proved he can still sprint and he is also getting stronger. He will also have Ballan, Schar and Hincapie.
 
Jan 27, 2011
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greenedge said:
He could have just let Cancellara go because he knew Van Summeren would never be caught.
Thats ridiculous, van Summeren had a flat tire that didnt empty fast enough to need a wheel swap. Lets say it wouldve happened Cancellara wouldve caught Van Summeren definitely and Thor would be screwed.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Havetts said:
Thats ridiculous, van Summeren had a flat tire that didnt empty fast enough to need a wheel swap. Lets say it wouldve happened Cancellara wouldve caught Van Summeren definitely and Thor would be screwed.
Hushovd said he wasn't paying attention anymore and reacted too late because of that. And we all know if you let Cancellara have a few meters you'll never see him back again.
 
Jul 2, 2009
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Panda Claws said:
Since people want this stickied I have decided to bump this.
Mods, please do some work for good and heed the will of the frustratingly sexually unwandering hands.
 
kanari said:
Olympic Road: Boonen
Olympic TT: T. Martin

World Road: Gilbert
World TT: T. Martin
TTT: Quikstep

MSR: Degenkolb
RvV: EBH
PR: Eisel
LBL: Valverde
GL: Nibali
GW: Goss
AMG: Gilbert
FW: Evans
CSS: GVA
PT: Greipel

Giro: Basso
Tour: Wiggins
Vuelta: Mollema

and for the yanks
ToC: Talansky

Quite a few longshots here, guess we'll have another year of somewhat surprising results....
I got everything right for the Worlds (RR, ITT, TTT) and had Wiggins for TdF. Not a single hit for the classics though…

Everyone please sum up your own score and let’s see who got the most right! :D
 
Netserk said:
Olympic Road: Cav
Olympic TT: Contador

World Road: Gilbert
World TT: Tony Martin
TTT: OP-QS


MSR: Boonen
RvV: Boonen
PR: Boonen

LBL: Valverde
GL: Betanqur
GW: Boonen
AMG: Gilbert
FW: Purito
CSS: Valverde
PT: Boonen

Giro: Basso
TDF: Contador
Vuelta: Contador

...and
Majka to top-10 in the giro.
Contador to win T-A.
Nibbles to podium a grand tour.
Bolded the correct ones. Boonen did me really well :)
 
barmaher said:
Olympic Road
EBH

Olympic Time Trial
Tony Martin

World Road
EBH

World Time Trial
Tony Martin

Team Time Trial
Sky

Milan-Sanremo
EBH

Ronde van Vlaanderen
EBH

Paris-Roubaix
EBH

Liege-Bastogne-Liege
A Schleck

Giro di Lombardia
A Schleck

Gent-Wevelgem
EBH

Amstel Gold Race
Frank Schleck

Waalse Pijl
A Shleck

Clasica San Sebastian
Valverde

Paris-Tours
EBH

Giro d'Italia
Daniel Martin

Tour de France
Contador...if banned, A Schleck

Vuelta a Espana
Contador....if banned, Daniel Martin
Zero for me :D
 
Jul 16, 2010
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El Pistolero said:
Olympic Road: Edvald Boasson Hagen
Olympic TT: Tony Martin

World Road Race: Philippe Gilbert
World TT: Tony Martin
TTT: OPQS

MSR: Thor Hushovd
RvV: Philippe Gilbert
PR: Tom Boonen
LBL: Philippe Gilbert
GdL: Alberto Contador(if banned: Michele Scarponi to be the first Italian monument winner since Cunego)
GW: Oscar Freire
AGR: Philippe Gilbert
FW: Cuddles
CSS: Carlos Barredo
PT: Greg van Avermaet

Giro: Basso
Tour: Alberto Contador(if banned: Cadel Evans)
Vuelta: Alberto Contador(if banned: don't give a ****)
Got some right at least. :p
 
Sep 8, 2009
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Olympic road: Vino
Olympic TT: Wiggins

World Road: Gilbert

World TT: Froome
TTT: Sky

MSR: Di Luca
RvV: Gilbert
PR: Gilbert
LBL: Valverde
GL: Sella
GW: Cavendish
AMG: Henao
FW: Purito
CSS: Astarloza
PT: Petacchi

Giro: Rujano
Tour: Contador by 8 minutes
Vuelta:this will be the podium:Wiggins-Froome-Henao

like a boss or what?

lol at my grand tour predictions, incredible
 
Got a few right, yeay

Olympic Road: Cavendish
Olympic TT: Cancellara

World Road: Gilbert
World TT: Martin

TTT: Sky

MSR: Freire
RvV: Chavanel :D
PR: Boonen
LBL: Gilbert
GL: Cunego

AMG: Gilbert
FW: Rodriguez
CSS: Sanchez (Hey I didn't specify which Sanchez. Can't even remember which one to be honest.)

Giro: Basso
Tour: Contador (Menchov)
Vuelta: Nibali
 
King Of The Wolds said:
Olympic Road: Cav
Olympic TT: Tony Martin

World Road: Gilbert
World TT: Tony Martin
TTT: Sky

MSR: Cav
RvV: Spartacus
PR: Spartacus
LBL: Andy
GL: Dan Martin
GW: EBH
AMG: Gilbert
FW: Gilbert
CSS: Gilbert
PT: Greipel

Giro: GC Scarponi, Points Scarponi
TDF: GC Bertie (or Wiggo), Points Cav
Vuelta: GC Bertie (or Gesink), Points Sagan
4 isn't bad. Predicting Gilbert's lack of success 12 months ago would have been utterly ridiculed.
 

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