I agree, especially if BMC gets invited. The fight for positions will be thrillingCerberus said:If I was anyone but AC I'd be trying to help LA's plans on the cobbles, not neutralize them. The way I see it the Tour is AC's to lose and since he's the best in the mountains and perhaps even the TT, any other contender should try to take time on him on the cobbles.
BMC Ballan, Hincapie and Burghardt
Sky Flecha, Arvesen and EBH.
Saxo Bank Cancellara, O'Grady, Breschel and Frank Høj (probably not going to participate though)
RadioShack Actually rather weak in comparison but, I guess riders like Vaitkus, Rosseler and Rast can do the job. And I'm pretty sure they will be very keen to exploit this opportunity. After all, this is where you would expect them to put on a show.
Rabobank Nuyens, Posthuma, maybe Langeveld (if he will participate)
Besides that i would like to say that it has been very interesting to read the last couple of pages on this thread. Many different aspects of the tactics have been highlighted.