Paris Roubaix picks



JAPANic

New Member
Aug 11, 2003
592
0
16
59
Crankyfeet said:
Was O'Grady let go in error last year because everyone was marking Cancellara?

I thought Cancellara crashed and the green light was given to O'Grady to go for it.
If they help each other this year then one of them certainly has a good chance.
If it rains anything could happen.
Cancellara will play it safe I suppose with most support from the rest of the team and O'Grady will be allowed to go in breakaways (he often does).
That may be a copycat tactic of how Quickstep won last week.
 

thunder

New Member
Jan 8, 2006
3,214
0
36
JAPANic said:
I thought Cancellara crashed and the green light was given to O'Grady to go for it.
If they help each other this year then one of them certainly has a good chance.
If it rains anything could happen.
Cancellara will play it safe I suppose with most support from the rest of the team and O'Grady will be allowed to go in breakaways (he often does).
That may be a copycat tactic of how Quickstep won last week.
Cancellara suffered with the weather
 

Eldrack

New Member
Jan 10, 2005
1,353
2
0
I really hope it does rain, the race is always more interesting when it does....

And if it does rain all Hincapies opponents might crash out where as he, deserving some luck by this point in his career, stays upright for the win! Hammond second, Stannard third. Now I just have to buy a sniper rifle to ensure this actually happens...
 

Powerful Pete

New Member
May 29, 2004
3,866
0
0
53
Eldrack said:
I really hope it does rain, the race is always more interesting when it does....

And if it does rain all Hincapies opponents might crash out where as he, deserving some luck by this point in his career, stays upright for the win! Hammond second, Stannard third. Now I just have to buy a sniper rifle to ensure this actually happens...
LOL. And everyone will crash because their stem cracks... :D
 

Bro Deal

New Member
Jun 26, 2006
6,698
4
0
Boonen:

"I have shown [in Flanders] that I am once again at the top of the list of the favourites," warned Boonen. "I am good enough to do a number in Hell. I don't have to rely on my sprint on Sunday; I can do it with power."

 

whiteboytrash

New Member
Mar 9, 2005
5,402
0
0
Bro Deal said:
Boonen:

"I have shown [in Flanders] that I am once again at the top of the list of the favourites," warned Boonen. "I am good enough to do a number in Hell. I don't have to rely on my sprint on Sunday; I can do it with power."


"I have shown [in Flanders] that I am once again at the top of the list of the favourites," warned Boonen. "I am good enough to do a number in Hell. I don't have to rely on my sprint on Sunday; I can do it with blood boosting."
 

limerickman

Well-Known Member
Jan 5, 2004
16,130
220
63
I'd love to see Flecha win P-R.
He's a superb rider.

But if I had to bet the deeds of the house - I'm going with Cancellara.
(I'll probably be homeless, come Monday).

Kiss of death, Fabian's my bet.
 

cyclingheroes

New Member
Sep 9, 2005
3,463
0
0
cyclingheroes said:
PR=ASO=NO ASTANA....

I go for Boonen. But Thunder... as you probebly know by now Boonen is my pick but... I hope for Gilbert...
The only problem is... Gilbert won't start.
 

Trev_S

New Member
Jan 24, 2004
479
0
0
I would love to see O'Grady win it again.
I'll pick Flecha for the win.

Live on SBS in Aust. can't wait, it's a rare treat.
 

Eldrack

New Member
Jan 10, 2005
1,353
2
0
Hah! Cavendish is starting for High Road. He'll last all of the first 100km maybe. Can't see him wanting to ride down the Arenberg section if he thinks sprinting at Ghent Wevelgem is too dangerous :p. Still 5 Brits starting which can only be a good thing. Maybe an early 5 man break to go away and claim the top 5 places. Bring it on.
 

cdy291

New Member
Nov 23, 2006
102
0
0
33
fscyclist said:
Anyone know a way to watch the race in the US for free? Internet broadcast?
I read something on Bicycling.com about whatching it live. Then theres cycling tv.
 

Scott2468

Member
Jun 6, 2007
138
14
0
60
Crankyfeet said:
Was O'Grady let go in error last year because everyone was marking Cancellara?
Cancellara was cooked and CSC gave O'Grady the all clear. He simply dropped the hammer and left then floundering.

Malkmus said:
O'Grady looked real strong today.
Why do you say this? Has O'Grady fully recovered from injury?