Picks for Ghent-Wevelgem

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  1. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    I'm going with Little Tommy Danielson.

    But, if he can't get it done, CSC's JJ Haedo
     
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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Pozzato.
     
  3. Bro Deal

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  4. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Looking for the start list I found this on Cycling4All.com: I couldn't figure out why Discovery wasn't listed.

    The 20 Pro Tour Teams 2007
    Omega Pharma - Lotto (Bel)
    Quick Step (Bel)
    Unibet (Bel)
    AG2R Prévoyance (Fra)
    Bouygues Telecom (Fra)
    Credit Agricole (Fra)
    Cofidis (Fra)
    Française des Jeux (Fra)
    Gerolsteiner (Ger)
    T-Mobile (Ger) CSC (Den)
    Lampre (Ita)
    Liquigas (Ita)
    Milram (Ita)
    Rabobank (Ned)
    Euskaltel - Euskadi (Spa)
    Caisse d'Epargne (Spa)
    Saunier Duval (Spa)
    Astana (Swi)
    Team Bruyneel (Usa)

    "Wild cards"
    Choc.Jacques
    Landbouwkrediet
    DFL-Cyclingnews Skil-Shimano
    Wiesenhof
     
  5. JRMDC

    JRMDC New Member

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    Since the official start list includes Discovery, maybe it's a personal preference of the webmaster at that site not to mention the name "Discovery"? Maybe a personal protest against the presence of Basso on the team? Maybe a misunderstanding as to when Discovery sponsorship ends?
    http://www.gent-wevelgem.be/index.php?id=28&L=2
     
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    Powerful Pete New Member

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    OK, kiss of death. I will also go for Pozzato. Although I thought about Di Luca for a bit... :confused:
     
  7. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    I'm waiting for someone to throw out Patachi.
     
  8. Andrija

    Andrija Member

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    Tommy D., who else?
     
  9. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    It does appear to be a webmaster grudge. He puts astrisks next to Basso's name and makes some other comments about similar things - but this seems to be kind of a weird way to make a statement.
     
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    fast guys

    Discovery - Vaitkus, Gusev, Bileka
    Omega Pharma - Lotto (Bel) Steels, Mcewen, Rodriguez, Sentjens
    Quick Step (Bel) Boonen, Steegmans, Weylandt
    Unibet (Bel) Cooke, Casper, Hunt, Gardeyn
    AG2R Prévoyance (Fra) Elmiger, Usov
    Bouygues Telecom (Fra) Martias, Putsep, Geslin
    Credit Agricole (Fra) Hushovd, Hinault, Dean, Bonnet
    Cofidis (Fra) Farrar, Nuyens
    Française des Jeux (Fra) Seba Chavanel, Gilbert
    Gerolsteiner (Ger) Haussler, Wrolich, Kopp, Gatto
    T-Mobile (Ger) Baumann, Klier, Hammond, Henderson, Eisel, Burghardt
    CSC (Den) Haedo, Breschel, O'Grady, Cancellara, Ljungqvist,
    Lampre (Ita) Baldato, Mori, Corioni, Bennati
    Liquigas (Ita) Pozzato, Paolini
    Milram (Ita) Petacchi, Lancaster, Sieberg, Sacchi
    Rabobank (Ned) Brown, Freire, Hayman
    Euskaltel - Euskadi (Spa) Fernandez
    Caisse d'Epargne (Spa) Reynes, Rojas Gil
    Saunier Duval (Spa) Ventoso, Pagliarini
    Astana (Swi) - Kemps, Haselbacher,
    Choc.Jacques - Eeckhout, Caethoven
    Landbouwkrediet - don't know em well enough
    DFL-Cyclingnews - Mattan
    Skil-Shimano - Van Hummel
    Wiesenhof - Pollack


    me? Steegmans, Haedo and Ventoso. any order. for the podium. but that order looks good in chronology, Gert to win, JJ second, and Ventoso 3rd.
     
  11. Andrija

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    Else could be O'Grady.
     
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    whiteboytrash New Member

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    Sanchez in a break......
     
  13. PartisanRanger

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    My money is on Philippe Gilbert.
     
  14. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    I'm worried about my Haedo pick. I'm not sure he's seasoned enough in these Belgium races. If the weather is good, he's got a shot. Farrar, I believe, will be in the top 10 if it's a buncher.
     
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    Hey helmet! You haven't consulted me first.

    Bennati for me.
     
  16. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    I'm switching to Bennati. It's official. Everyone is allowed to switch once. That's the rule book. I should know since I started the thread.
     
  17. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    And, one change back is also allowed.

    "No start for Bennati
    Pre-race favorite Daniele Bennati didn't start Wednesday's Ghent-Wevelgem because of a bout of dysentery, according to officials from Lampre-Fondital. Bennati fell ill overnight and decided to skip the sprinter-friendly Ghent in favor of saving his reserves for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix..
    "
     
  18. limerickman

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    1Km to go - Roger Hammond poised.

    Just finished T-Mobile first and second at the finish.
    Freire 3rd.

    Good race - terrible crash on the cobblestones with 50kms to go : Tyler Farrar and Jimmy Casper look to be seriously injured.
     
  19. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Marcus Burghardt TMO and Roger Hammond first and second.
    Freire third.

    Great race.

    Spolied for choice - we now have Pais Vasco on Eurosportas well!
     
  20. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

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    I wish I could have seen this (from cyclingnews.com):

    As the group approached the one kilometre to go banner, Ventoso tried to ride Burghardt off the back of the break. But the powerful young German bided his time, and as Ventoso reconsidered his tactic and closed the gap, Burghardt launched his winning move.

    Wow, that's got to make Ventoso feel like a tool.
     
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