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Milán-SanRemo start

Mar 11, 2009
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Milán-SanRemo start

Next saturday will start the great spring race Milán-SanRemo. Who will be the best sprinter to past the Poggio and lead the breakaway in the finish on the Piazalle Carlo Dapporto?

22 teams so far invited to the 100th Milano-Sanremo have been announced by La Gazzetta dello Sport

ACQUA&SAPONE-CAFFE’ MOKAMBO (Ita)
AG2R LA MONDIALE (Fra)
ASTANA (Kaz)
BBOX BOUYGUES TELECOM (Fra)
CAISSE D’EPARGNE (Spa)
CERVELO TEST TEAM (Svi)
COFIDIS, LE CREDIT EN LIGNE (Fra)
EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI (Spa)
FRANÇAISE DES JEUX (Fra)
GARMIN-SLIPSTREAM (Usa)
ISD (Ita)
LAMPRE-NGC (Ita)
LIQUIGAS (Ita)
LPR BRAKES-FARNESE VINI (Irl)
QUICK STEP (Bel)
RABOBANK (Ned)
SILENCE–LOTTO (Bel)
SERRAMENTI DIQUIGIOVANNI–GIOCATTOLI (Ven)
TEAM COLUMBIA–HIGH ROAD (Usa)
TEAM KATUSHA (Rus)
TEAM MILRAM (Ger)
TEAM SAXO BANK (Dan)


Time Schedule

Maps and Profiles

2008 Top20 Results

1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC 7.14.35 (41,142 km/h)
2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas 0.04
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
5 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre
6 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
7 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
8 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0.05
9 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
10 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC
11 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld
13 Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 0.08
14 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0.11
15 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0.12
16 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre 0.13
17 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram 0.14
18 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram
19 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld
20 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone


Favorites

*** Tom Boonen, Petacchi, McEwen
** Hushovd, Bennati, Cancellara
* Paolini, Lorenzetto, Garzelli

Others: Ginnani, Rebellin, Scarponi, Gilbert, Cavendish, J.J.Rojas
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Don't waste your stars on Cancellara, he is obviously not in a good shape, same about JJ Rojas who didn't race a lot last weeks. Besides that: i would be a surprise to me if McEwen would be a top 10 finisher. He didn't show anything in the Tirreno.
 
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McEwen is too old to challenge for this. Rojas is using it to prepare for RVV, GW and PR.

Cervelo will be interesting with Hushovd and Haussler. The pairing of Davis and Boonen could yield a result for Quick Step too. Petacchi and Bennati are at a very good level too. If it all sticks together Bennati could land it.
 
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I have a few doubts as to Cavendish's ability to be able to stick close enough to be around at the end....... I hope he does but I'm not sure.


I'm ruling out Cancellara after his stop start season so far (could be a mistake!). Suppose favourite would be Boonen...... I have a sneaky feeling for Pettachi but wouldn't put money on it.

Should be a great race and am looking forward to it.
 

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