- Jun 16, 2009
A week out from the third grand tour for the year and i was wondering who does everyone think is going to win? Who will come up with the big surprise and who will flop? Please tell all...
badboyberty said:1st in might as well go left field, Konstantin Sitsou for the win.
Just don't ask me how or why, just think he's a bit been overlooked amongst the next generation of GT hopefuls...
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:Heart says Gesink, Mind says Valverde.
Sanchez will be right up there too, and I personally hope basso gets a podium.
Vino for a stage win (maybe 2, would like to see him win out side a TT)
Nevermind said:Is Basso riding to win or to prepare for the worlds??? Haven't been following that lately. Of all the contenders you named, I doubt Schleck or Evans will ride to win, both are aiming for the worlds. Valverde has been going strong all season long so it's hard not to consider him especially since he was left out of the TDF. The course, with lots of MTF might suit a guy like Gesink, you guys tell me how he'll handle the little TTing of the Vuelta.
After looking at the course, I think we can expect an animated race, with lots of attacking with all those mountains. Maybe more like this year's Giro and hopefully not like the TDF, where we had very few great moments.
cheer up dim, it's all politics.dimspace said:can we have a who do we want to win poll as well..
ive had to vote for valverde.. sadly proof that cheats really do prosper.. i have little enthusiasm for the vuelta, knowing that someone currently banned by at least one federation may win.. :/
mistahsinclair said:Valverde should be good enough to win a Grand Tour...except for one stage every time.
He'll be close, crack once then struggle to stay near the podium.
The Barb said:I have a (possibly stupid) question .......
Suppose in the next few months Valverde is banned everywhere (for, say, two years) because of Puerto. Suppose also, that he knows it is coming and this is his last chance to win a Grand Tour before he serves his time.
Wouldn't that provide huge motivation to dope to the max, knowing that if he gets caught he will get a sentence in all likelihood concurrent with the Puerto sentence and it therefore won't mean anything?
Or would they bang another two years on and make it four years if he tested positive in the Vuelta?