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    2007 spring classics predictions

    Het Volk - Van Petegem proves age is not a factor
    KBK - Roesems after a quick collarbone heal
    San Remo- Zabel takes #6? after Pettachi misses the train
    Flanders - Boonen trifecta
    Roubaix - Hincapies revenge
    Amstel- Boogerd's swan song
    Fleche- Valverde repeats
    Liege- Sanchez in a 4 man sprint

    I'd go ahead and predict Fleche brabancone and the Grand Prix E3 and all the others, but I actually have a life to run back to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA
    Het Volk - Van Petegem proves age is not a factor
    KBK - Roesems after a quick collarbone heal
    San Remo- Zabel takes #6? after Pettachi misses the train
    Flanders - Boonen trifecta
    Roubaix - Hincapies revenge
    Amstel- Boogerd's swan song
    Fleche- Valverde repeats
    Liege- Sanchez in a 4 man sprint

    I'd go ahead and predict Fleche brabancone and the Grand Prix E3 and all the others, but I actually have a life to run back to.
    Wow picki'n a lot of the old folks aren't ya!

    I'm going with Boonen for Robaix, he got his arse handed to him last year, not this time.
    San Remo I'm picking Bettini, matter of fact aside from Robaix I'm picking Bettini to win everything!

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    I am going to wait a little bit longer before making any serious predictions.

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    Het Volk - Tom Boonen, this will get people talking about Flanders duels
    KBK - Peter Van Petegem, leads a early Belgian tear, close last year, makes it this year
    San Remo- Zabel, because it's a feel good story
    Flanders - Paolo Bettini, he says he wants it so he'll probably get it
    Roubaix - George Hincapie, this could be the year
    Amstel- Cancellera makes another crazy technical break ftw
    Fleche- Samuel Sanchez, because it's really unexpected
    Liege- Alessandro Valverde ftw, but gets a close run for it

    [B]Gent[B]-(it's a classic in my books ) I'll take Boonen again

    Not sure about rider attendance for these so do forgive me if I select a rider who is actually not racing said race. Cheers!

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    George for Roubaix....Because he has earned it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg200
    George for Roubaix....Because he has earned it!
    I'd love to see George win roubaix, but I have to say I was very disappointed that he threw his trophy out the bus window for that one race this year. That was not classy at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    I'd love to see George win roubaix, but I have to say I was very disappointed that he threw his trophy out the bus window for that one race this year. That was not classy at all.
    I thought he left it in a bar? Or did the bar owner rescue it?

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    Not a prediction, but I'd like to see Di Luca get some results this year. Nothing went his way in 2006, since he placed all his eggs in the Giro basket.

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    I want to see lance win the leadville 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomus
    I am going to wait a little bit longer before making any serious predictions.
    Cmon, we're not putting money on this, just a bit of fun as the cyclocross/six-day/operation puerto things are getting old. Roadie purists unite!

    My anticipation for Het Volk is gaining momentum as December closes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda
    Not a prediction, but I'd like to see Di Luca get some results this year. Nothing went his way in 2006, since he placed all his eggs in the Giro basket.

    and the fact that his drugs could have gotten held up in a spanish police station over the summer
    do·mes·tique (dms-tk) n.
    A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

    C'Dale Six13 (Record 08), Olmo Antares (Record/Chorus 06)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda
    Not a prediction, but I'd like to see Di Luca get some results this year. Nothing went his way in 2006, since he placed all his eggs in the Giro basket.
    Di Luca kicked ass on stage 5 of the Vuelta.


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    [QUOTE=El Diablo Rojo] Wow picki'n a lot of the old folks aren't ya! QUOTE]





    I sure did. Why take 1000-1 odds, when proven winners come through time and time again.

    I'm going to add Steels to Gent-Wevelgem. That's his race and he doesn't want to retire on the way down. Is that old school enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Di Luca kicked ass on stage 5 of the Vuelta.
    Right, forgot about that. Though we're talking classics here, no? Seems like he had a rather poor showing, compared to the previous year. Again, due to preparing for what he thought could be a Giro win. It is to laugh...

    Seems like several riders went all out in the Vuelta this year, after disappointments earlier in the season. Made for a much better race than usual. Along with "Mr. Juice" Heras not being there, of course.

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    Cancellera and Voight make a clean sweep. One and two each time.
    "The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." ~Lynn Lavner

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin
    I thought he left it in a bar? Or did the bar owner rescue it?
    He threw it out the window of a bus and the owner of a local bar found it and has it on display now.

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