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Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by DiabloScott, Sep 6, 2006.
Freire is out with neck problems, poor Oscar has the worst luck.
Yeah, real shame.
BTW it's SalzbUrg.
E is not so close to the U..at least not on my keyboard. Nice mistake!
Apparently it is quite a challenging course. Bettini likes it, or so he says.
I read last night that once they have completed all the 19 laps its the equivalent of climbing a 2900 meter mountain ! That’s tough.....
Freire' opportunity to win a fourth world title has slipped by this year.
Procycling magazine has a very good feature on the 2006 route.
As WBT suggests the route will be tough going.
Difficult to call a winner at this juncture : it'll be a roadman.
Hincapie, perhaps ?
I think Valverde might be a good choice : although I haven't checked if he intends to ride this years championship.
How about Landis ?
One million Euros on Boonen .
Hey, if any of you guys are going to the race, say hello to Mozart for me.
Somebody who can win LBL solo and still race in September:
Deadline for rider registration is the 12th so we'll have to wait another week to find out for sure who's riding.
I have to agree with Diablo, those would be my top three picks also, not neglecting someone like Boonen, of course.
In the elite men's division, the United States qualified the maximum nine riders in the road race and will field a team consisting of six UCI ProTour veterans and three domestic-based pros. ProTour riders Chris Horner (Bend, Ore./Davitamon-Lotto) Fred Rodriguez (Emeryville, Calif./Davitamon-Lotto), Christian VandeVelde (Boulder, Colo./CSC), Tyler Farrar (Wenatchee, Wash./Cofidis), Patrick McCarty (Allen, Texas/Phonak), and Guido Trenti (Framingham, Mass./Quickstep-Innergetic) join U.S.-based riders Jackson Stewart (Los Gatos, Calif.), Danny Pate (Colorado Springs, Colo./TIAA-CREF) and Chris Baldwin (Boulder, Colo./Toyota-United) on the nine-man road race roster.
Well, chances are a little better than zero I guess, but not appreciably so.
Shall i only say hello or shall i give him a good bottle of wine?
T. Dekker is out, so Boogerd will be second or third...
My favourite.... Alexander Vinokourov
Dark horse: Philippe Gilbert
When will the final list of riders be posted ? Today sometime ?
My pick (kiss of death as Lim likes to say) is Boonen.
I'm going with Robbie McQuen. I read something in CN that he's been training and thinks the climbers will be tired from la Vuelta. But, it's impossible to predict a bicycle race, particularly a world championship unless Freire is it. Then it's even money.
In the mix: Vino, Boogerd, Devolder, Boonen, Farrar and Roole.
Back to back World's is pretty rare - four times by my count, three of them were Belgians (nope, not Eddy). It would be an amazing win if Boonen does it again.
Hincappie isn't doing it. I was surprised. He won the US nats pretty easy. Keep an eye on Farrar. I raced with him in the US Northwest. He drilled me in a sprint from a six-man break. Of course, I was 39 back then. But, well, he was 16. Also, watch for Danny Pate to do something early. He was the world u23 TT champ back in, I believe 2001 or 2. A reputed clean rider btw.
okay, the US is a Killer Nation and you choose to... the US caused every problem around the globe themselves, IGNORAMOSES, I don´t feel any pity because of Sept 9/11 , serves you right, ...
Try painting with a much smaller brush.