Breschel will go for Vuelta. I think they will take Noval. He is the Saxo-rider with the 3rd fastest ascent-time on Alpe D'huez Did it in 41:44 in 2004 (only 2 secs of Greg Lemond's fastest. Rogers though, did it in 40:07 in the same year. Contador's best is only 41:33 - just 11 seconds better than Noval But on topic, according to CAS 7 riders where picked for the Tour on Saxo and he wasn't one of them. We have yet to know which 7 they were.xrayvision said:Surely not. But I think we will see a couple of surprises though.
I don´t think CAS makes it this time, and I won´t rule out Breschel or Mørkøv either.
fyi when you log in here typically there is a front page for CN. you can find accurate reporting there. there is a heading labeled Tour De France. etc.Waterloo Sunrise said:This thread becomes pretty worthless when names are added because we assume they will be selected, without any official confirmation.
Cheers - I forgot that because this is a discussion forum, we should also encourage false posting to further the distinction with news sources.Boeing said:fyi when you log in here typically there is a front page for CN. you can find accurate reporting there. there is a heading labeled Tour De France. etc.
I guess what I should have said is that there is no forum for telling people what you think they should and shouldn't post all the damn time. .Waterloo Sunrise said:Cheers - I forgot that because this is a discussion forum, we should also encourage false posting to further the distinction with news sources.
Seems pretty unlikely - he has had no practice in Cav's train, and even on stages where there is a 90% chance of Cav being dropped, riding for Cav will be a better bet for the win than riding for Meersman.Steady said:Does anyone know if Gianni Meersman(OmegaPharma-Quickstep) will be riding this years TdF?
It does contain confirmed riders and confirmed pre-selections. The guesses you refer to have either been confirmed by the rider or they're 99.9% certain to be selected based on good old fashioned common sense.Waterloo Sunrise said:Yes, I'll try to tone down my fascist tendencies.
Only a total control freak would think a 'Confirmed teams/pre-selections' thread, with a first post edited to contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, would actually contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, rather than someone's guess.
Moreover, I'll grant it was aggressive, all the damn time, to state my opinion, with no specific request for anyone to change their behaviour, once.
You, my friend, are not a tool.
De Gendt pulls out of the Tour of Luxembourg.taiwan said:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-gendt-hoping-to-be-back-on-track-for-tour-de-france-ambitions-at-dauphine
De Gendt for Vacansoleil. Can probably assume Westra and Flecha as well, no source though.
I love the way they don't even pretend that Velits can go for GC. One hit wonderBoardslide said:Just released by OPQS on facebook.
The OPQS selection for the 100th Tour de France includes the following riders: Mark Cavendish, Sylvain Chavanel, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin, Jerome Pineau, Gert Steegmans, Niki Terpstra, Matteo Trentin, and Peter Velits.
They'll be up against two well-drilled sprint trains, Lotto and Argos. The number of times that Cav got a decent leadout this season can be counted on one hand.Flamin said:Monster team. Most stages won by a team in one Tour edition is 11 i think (post-war)? They could get very close.
Cav still won 3 stages on his own last year, even against a strong Lotto train. Argos is a big question mark.theyoungest said:They'll be up against two well-drilled sprint trains, Lotto and Argos. The number of times that Cav got a decent leadout this season can be counted on one hand.
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