Ferminal said:Cooke or O'Grady.
JRanton said:When was the last time either of them was involved in a sprint at the Tour? I even remember a quote from Cooke at the Tour of Qatar (I think) when he said he wasn't fast enough to be final lead out man any more. No way does Greenedge go to the Tour relying on either Cooke or O'Grady to be the final lead out man. It just isn't going to happen.
Ferminal said:When was the last time Davis was involved in a sprint at the Tour? Way back with Liberty Seguros wasn't it? When was the last time Davis lead someone to victory? The only reason for Davis to be there is if he's confident that he can win Stage 14. If he was there he could be in the leadouts, but it would be only part of his role for the race.
Even if they did have a specialist leadout available to them you would question their place in the squad. GreenEdge have achieved nothing in competitive sprints this year, and we all know that in the Tour Cav will win at least four stages and then there's Kittel. The chances of Goss winning a stage over the course of the Tour might be 20%, with a leadout man that increases to what, 25%?
Wilba60 said:Good to see the boys still punching above their weight. I had to resurrect the GE thread as I tried in vain on the Flech Wallonne one. 65 pages of posts and besides myself tipping Albasini and Greenedge mentioning Simon Clarke there was barely a mention of GE....like they were or are an invisible team.
Very exciting Tour of Turkey team in; will be interesting to see how the track boys Meyer and Hepburn go with the big gun sprinters
Wilba60 said:I have something in the back of my mind thinking that Cam Meyer will race in the Giro and if he races Leigh Howard may not be far behind. These two would set up Goss very nicely.
I think Langveld might not have recovered by the time the TDF comes.Ferminal said:Tour
Bobridge if he doesn't do the Giro, maybe Hepburn.
Langeveld currently does Eurosport commentary in Holland, yesterday he said he's already back on the bike for a few hours a day. He'll make his return in the Tour of Norway in the buildup to the Tour.greenedge said:I think Langveld might not have recovered by the time the TDF comes.
I would not send Durbridge or Hepburn to a GT this year. They are still young/ hepburn will be tired from Olympic Track. The Vuelta is also very mountanis this year, so that would enhance it even more.
greenedge said:I would not send Durbridge or Hepburn to a GT this year. They are still young/ hepburn will be tired from Olympic Track. The Vuelta is also very mountanis this year, so that would enhance it even more.
hatcher said:Bored, so doing some googling. Found so far:
Matt Goss has said he'll be doing the Giro.
Jens Keukeleire has it on his schedule on his website.
Tuft and Meier also.
That's all I could find.
So, assuming all the above holds true, it will be something like this:
I wonder if Bobridge will go the same route as the UK track riders, and do the Giro. I'm assuming it would be too much for Hepburn at this point of his career.
greenedge better then some said:Impey is in super form,i'd put money on him getting away in the hills are being hard to peg back at some stage,, goss won't ride the whole tour would he? surely he will go to the le tour aswell as leader, 10 stages then out maybe
Goss will almost certainly take the McEwen approach and only race the first two weeks as TdF and Olympics will be his two main objectives this year.karlboss said:He'll stay at least until stage 13. As he can win stage 13 and not have to go over any major mountains to do it. I don't think he'll push too hard after that as the next sprint finish is stage 18, and there is quite a bit of climbing to get through between them. Maybe if he was in the points jersey he'd push on, but the rules are different in Italy, so he won't be.