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    Your thoughts on the US Team Selection for Worlds:

    Tyler Farrar (Wenatchee, Wash./Garmin-Transitions) road race
    David Zabriskie (Salt Lake City, Utah/Garmin-Transitions) road race and time trial
    Jason McCartney (Coralville, Iowa/RadioShack) road race
    Christian Vande Velde (Lemont, Ill./Garmin-Transitions) road race
    Danny Pate (Colorado Springs, Colo./Garmin-Transitions) road race
    Tejay Van Garderen (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia-HTC) road race and time trial
    Craig Lewis (Greenville, S.C./Columbia-HTC) road race
    Ted King (Brentwood, N.H./Cervelo Test Team) road race
    Tom Peterson (Mercer Island, Wash./Garmin-Transitions) road race

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/zabr...mpionship-team

    Farrar impressed me on stage 19, when he finished 2nd to Gilbert on the "Bumpy" road to Toledo. That final uphill sapped the energy out of most of the pure sprinters and Farrar managed to hang on. If Gilbert is expected to be a big favorite due to the Worlds course profile, I would expect Farrar to be right up there with him.

    Im super psyched that local NH boy Ted King got selected. Had the pleasure of watching him and his older brother race in a local crit back in July. After his crash at Nationals (A rogue feedbag took out his handlebars I hear) I'm sure he's looking to reestablish himself and get noticed (I believe he's still without contract after the news that Cervelo is going under.) Expect him to be domestique extraordinaire.

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    Sounds like a good lineup. Seems heavy on Garmin riders, but guess that's what happens when a good percentage of the team is American.
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    It does seem heavy Garmin, but seems to be well selected in general. I wonder if it is an advantage to have a number of guys from the same team that will be back on that team next year race worlds together? Seems like it could help because you know you will benefit from having the world champ on your squad.

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    As an outsider one thing struck me.

    No Tom Danielson despite his good performance in the Vuelta. Am I missing something?
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    Seems like its a good selection. Nothing stand out either way, I would have built a similar line up.

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    Good lineup. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
    As an outsider one thing struck me.

    No Tom Danielson despite his good performance in the Vuelta. Am I missing something?
    Good choice, I would definitely put him in over CVV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Green Sky View Post
    Good choice, I would definitely put him in over CVV
    If you figuring on wanting it going to a group sprint, CVV was doing a great job in the vuelta dishing out the pain and bring the breakaway back. Not sure that is in the US best interest but it might be what they are figuring. I know Danielson could drill back the breaks too but CVV showed he could and was willing.

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    nice lineup. Craig Lewis is my sister-in-laws cousin. Nice to see him in there.

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    so CL is cousin of your wife too?

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    Colo-rado

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    so CL is cousin of your wife too?
    Kind of confusing. He's my brothers wife's cousin.

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    OH super clear, still trying to translate that hehehehe

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    CL = Cousin-in-Law
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    Heavy on Garmin to support Farrar I would guess. I don't know if the course suits Farrar, but with all eyes on Gilbert I expect to see someone win solo from a small break.
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    Of the pure sprinters Farrar has a better chance, but its still too rough of a course for him. But with the options available to US Cycling, he has to be considered America's favorite. Thus a team built more for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
    As an outsider one thing struck me.

    No Tom Danielson despite his good performance in the Vuelta. Am I missing something?
    yes, the course
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Who is bringing the dope?

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