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Old 09-20-07, 06:44 PM   #1
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2007 World Championship RR

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.
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I want Di Luca to win it.
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Boonen was never going to figure in the finale...the parcours this year is very difficult.
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Boonen was never going to figure in the finale...the parcours this year is very difficult.
Franco Pellizotti. The dude can get going real quick in any terrain. Climbs well enough, and can haul on the flats if need be.
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Bettini will pull a Bugno.
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i am really looking forward to this race. i like ballan and di luca.
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Bettini will pull a Bugno.
i hope not.
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Bettini, one more time!
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DiLuca or Freire
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le plane, le plane!
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U23: Edvald Boasson Hagen.
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ABS...Anybody but Schumacher.
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U23: Edvald Boasson Hagen.
Won't make it over and down with the leaders. Too much elevation gain for a big boy.
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I'm gonna go for a long shot ... Voeckler.
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Pippo Pozzato.

Heres the preliminary start lists.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007.../?id=startlist
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Old 09-22-07, 08:21 AM   #22
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Pippo Pozzato.
Yep, he's proven he can execute a very solid sprint after a tough day.
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wow. it's amazing how quickly the people in charge can make such a cool event suck so much. i guess i am down to ballan.
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Anyone who makes Eddy a persona non grata is on my ***** list.

That is ridiculous.
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I'm still going Pozzato, but I'll throw in Sammy Sanchez as a darkhorse
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