According to cyclingnews, Boonen is officially out due to his injuries sustained in the Vuelta. Valverde remains in limbo, and his outlook for participation this year is grim. So, who is the frontrunner? Can Bettini pull off a double? Can Zabel improve over his silver from last year? Flecha, maybe?
My pick--Di Luca. He's been hitting his goals all year, and he wants to win this one.