Picks for Tirreno-Adriatico

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  1. cyclingheroes

    cyclingheroes New Member

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    Thomas Dekker will defend his title!
     
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  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Dekker had a great win in 2006.

    But I'm going to back, Oscar Freire, the 2005 champion - should he ride Adriatico.
     
  3. Andrija

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    Well, it could be three in a row for Rabobank...
    My pick is Boogerd.
     
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    Fine, I will go for Pozzato then (based on nothing more than hearsay).
     
  5. cyclingheroes

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    I will say it to Michael!
     
  6. Andrija

    Andrija Member

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    I'm sure he'll be surprised to hear some guy from over here follows cycling on this level (non TDF or Giro) and picking him for victory.
    Thanks CH!
     
  7. cyclingheroes

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    My pleasure! Michael is real nice guy and a great sportsman.
     
  8. Bro Deal

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    Pozzato. The guy is raging.
     
  9. The Double Zero

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    Im hoping O'Grady finally gets himself his first stage for this year, he is riding very strongly so far.
     
  10. Eldrack

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    Depends on what happens to the crucial climbing stage. It was cancelled last year so Dekker, a good TTist but perhaps not a great climber, won. If it's not cancelled this year then a good climber with a strong team could take the win, especially as the TT isn't flat this year and isn't that long.
     
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    I've been doing my research and there's lots of talent out there, but I'm going with a dark horse.

    I'm going with Alexander Areekev.
     
  12. beached whale

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    vino with kloden a close second.
     
  13. limerickman

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    Beached - that was a good bet.
    Today Kloden took over the leaders jersey (after stage 6) and he's got Vino for company after a very tough climbing stage.

    Kim Kirchen of TM looks to be the only threat to Astana.
     
  14. cyclingheroes

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    I ordered the Riesling.

    By the way Dekker lost more than 10 minutes today, he is ill (fever). Like many of the riders (Zabel abandonedbecause he has a cold).
     
  15. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Yeah, it's looks like celebration time.
    Kloden and Vino just stayed in the breakaway today.

    Todays stage had a tough ending - good win for the neopro Matteo Bono.
    I saw Freire featuring a bit - and Dekker was momentarily in the frame as well.
    Fair dues to Bettini finishing as well.

    Your man Boogerd was prominent too.
     
  16. cyclingheroes

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    Yeah Boogie even did a great ITT yesterday (and ITT's are not exactly his thing..)
     
  17. Vino

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    Alexandre Vinokourov
     
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    Njet, Klöden made it.
     
  19. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Kloden did make it in the end.

    Interesting stage - stage 7.
    It came down to a bunch sprint - with several of the leading sprinters taking their eye off the ball.
    Hushovd, O'Grady were pressing for the line - but they completely missed out on Fernandez of Euskatel who was in the final sprint as well.

    McEwen was very quiet today - as was AleJet.

    Good win for Kloden..

    Roll on MSR.
     
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    Yes Petacchi's lead out train was a complete shambles. Doesn't look good for him for Saturday. He didnt even contest the sprint in the end. Very strange.

    Get the feeling that MSR could be won by a slight outsider. Bettini, Petacchi, Boonen not really firing on all cylinders. Might give Freire a chance. I think he's even aiming for a good show there considering his climbing on stage 6 in Tirr-Adr.
     
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