Originally Posted by Oostal
Let's take a short break from the doping stories and look at the forthcoming Paris Tours race (on the coming Sunday).
Who do you think will win?
I'd love to see Tom Boonen making a come back (from injury) and taking the top position 10 years after first winning the race as a junior.
The nerve of you asking about RACING in the Professional Cycling forum! This is supposed to be just about DRUGS!!!
Seriously - my thanks for the post. Do people in NA know there are races after the Worlds? Or are folks just now worried about the jersey presentation that will show rainbows and that UGLY Garmin "argyle"?
I think this is a very hard year to handicap Paris Tours. The Worlds course took a lot to the big guy sprinters to task as they all had a good chance unlike most years when the Worlds are on Continental Europe. My sense is a lot of guys left a lot of themselves down in AU.
But I always like a guy like Gilbert for this type of race. Boonen might have an edge as he doesn't have the racing in him as the others and if he was coming on form as some speculated in the lead up to the Worlds he could be looking to make something out of a lost season.
So I'd go with either of them. Again.