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Old 03-31-08, 10:54 AM   #1
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Tour of Flanders '08!!!

De Ronde van Vlaanderen is my favorite race of the year by far. The wife and I have a party every year for racing friends. Pomme frites w/ mayo, steamed mussels and Belgie bier.

Picking Boonen. He's been somewhat quiet lately on purpose.
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Old 03-31-08, 11:11 AM   #2
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Pozzato hes been strong so far
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Sylvain Chavanel.
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i cant wait! Im picking Vaitkus ofcourse. Hes been doing ok too.
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I'll put my nickle on Gilbert.
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Old 03-31-08, 01:24 PM   #6
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+1 Boonen.
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1. Vaitkus (In a sprint out of a small group)
2. Cancellara
3. Gusev
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My favorite race too.

I'm glad to see Versus decided to cover it, even if it's not live. When their early schedule came out, De Ronde wasn't on the list.

I'll say Cancellara.
And Hoste for 2nd!

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Boonen, T 4.5 1.6
Cancellara, F 5 2
Ballan, A 10 3.25
Hoste, L 10 3.25
Pozzato, F 12 4
Steegmans, G 20 6.25
Nuyens, N 20 6.25
Devolder, S 20 6.25
Gilbert, P 20 6.25
Vaitkus, T 25 7
Hushovd, T 30 9
Kroon, K 30 9
Flecha Giannoni, J-A 35 10
Klier, A 35 10
Gusev, V 35 10
O'Grady, Stuart 40 11
Gardeyn, G 40 11
Hincapie, G 50 12.5
Zabel, E 60 15
Chavanel, Sylvain 60 15
Ivanov, S 80 25
Hammond, R 100 25
Guesdon, F 125 30
Arvesen, K-A 125 30
Backstedt, M 125 30

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Old 03-31-08, 03:03 PM   #9
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You don't say that sort of sh1t.
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Delirium Tremens or Maredsous 10 for the beers.

I want Boonen to win, but Quickstep has been "Eh". Not sure who to pick.
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Old 04-01-08, 04:34 AM   #12
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As Diablo says, Hoste is good for another 2nd.
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I don't know who will win but I'll betchoo some Slipstream rider with a crazy moustache gets into the early break.

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Old 04-01-08, 10:28 AM   #14
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my favorite race also

Bettini
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He's not riding, says his form is too off
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chavanel and gilbert are looking good right now
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Hincapie has a break out race! You heard it here first!
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George H will win it by coming around Boonen at the finish.
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Old 04-02-08, 07:51 AM   #19
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Hincapie has a break out race! You heard it here first!
I wouldn't consider it a "breakout", seeing how he has been a pro since '94 and won numerous races of stature, but it sure would be fantastic to see him get one of the monuments.
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George H will win it by coming around Boonen at the finish.
Does he have the power to come around tomeka?
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Does he have the power to come around tomeka?
he had the power to put 'tommeke' in serious hurt 2 years ago, then his steerer decided to take a rest.
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Bettini is listed in the entry's on the race website

I went to the race site.. and he was listed.. they had his number already put up..

he said he has poor form and he look kind of fat in the san Remo.. but he made a pretty strong move on the cipporesa
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He's not riding, says his form is too off
he is listed on the site?? he looked fat.. in MSR last week.. but made a move toward the end.. n
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??.. maybe about 15 years ago.. but.. those sprinters legs are.. not what they were in the tour du pont..
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he (Hinc) had the power to put 'tommeke' in serious hurt 2 years ago, then his steerer decided to take a rest.


Not in Flanders he didn't. Hincapie's best was winning the field sprint for third, over a minute behind winnaar Boonen.
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