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Originally Posted by monosierra
Deal in progress. Liquigas has too many GC contenders so young RK is looking to lead OPL next season.
think it would be a mistake; kreuziger would end up as cadel jr. i fear. there are enough stage races on the calendar for
nibali, pellizotti, basso & kreuziger to divvy them up and focus on 3-4 apiece. pellizotti is a known commodity and would
likely prefer to aim for the giro-i think he's earned the right over basso who performed okay his first season back but is
nowhere near the "extraterrestrial" he was at the 2006 giro. not to have a pellizotti/nibali/kreuziger trfecta at the tdf would
be a mistake. all 3 of these guys are capable of puttin' on the hurt in the mountains and liqiudgas will need all 3 plus
szmyd as a super-domestique to challenge contador/a schleck.
i thought opl was concentrating on having jurgen van der brocke (sp?) lead the gc charge this coming year.
granted, kreuziger would be an upgrade but liquigas is a better built team for his aspirations.