In waiting for the TTT start I was reading this articale on CN about Richie Porte. Still think he is a perfect fit for the OGE team and wonder if he does miss out on TdF if he will consider changing. Possibly has another year of a contract though but that would be good timing for GreenEDGE as they won't have any problem cruising into next year with just a few changes for McEwan and then any other further retirements.....are Stuey and Cooke retiring?
If Goss does as well as expected in this years TdF, GE may closely watch the Sky experiment with a GC and sprint contender to see if it is feasible (unlikely). Any thoughts on the likely TdF line up? Matt White was saying on the GE website that Impey has to seriously considered now for Le Tour and you would have to think Lancaster will be a certainty. Would certainties be;
Goss, Lancaster, O'Grady, Gerrans....then
Langeveld, Weening, Tuft, Impey, Albasini....then
Cooke, Vaitkus, Clarke, Meyer, Wilson...maybe even a Durbridge for time trials??
Tough to pick