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View Poll Results: Who's faster: Cavendish or Greipel
Cavendish is a rocket! 11 78.57%
Greipel is hungry! 3 21.43%
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Old 01-11-11, 11:04 PM   #1
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Cavendish or Greipel?

Of course it's too early in the season, but they have raced individually or together enough times to get a good idea of .... who is faster? So let's hear it!
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Old 01-11-11, 11:40 PM   #2
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I don't even know who the other guy is, but Cav is the man to beat regardless.
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I've got this appreciation for Greipel, but it's really hard to say. It'll be much easier to see since Greipel is on Omega-Pharma now, so we could possibly see a duel between the two.

If you ask me, I would say Greipel, even though i wouldn't be surprised if cHav would slay him on the tarmac.

But I noticed that the term for Cav on the poll is "Cav is a rocket!", I would say no.. That's Robbie McEwen aka "Pocket Rocket" and my fav sprinter.
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I like both of them, but there had to have been a reason Cav kept getting chosen for the "A" races and Greipel got the leftovers. I do hope Greipel can beat Cav head to head a couple times and keep the rivalry alive, though. I'm looking forward to the TDU, even if it is just one race and very early in the season.
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Of course it's too early in the season, but they have raced individually or together enough times to get a good idea of .... who is faster? So let's hear it!
I think Cav is a bit stronger later in the season when he is at peak condition. But Greipel seems to do better in the shorter early season tours. If history is an indicator I would vote for Greipel at the TDU. It's going to be interesting to find out. CAV is much more emotional and his state of mind effects his performance a great deal. Greipel will beat Cav early season unless Cav is physically and mentally prepared. At the TDF I don't think Greipel will be as strong as Cav. One thing is for certain. Cav has a fighting spirit like almost no other bike racer. Once he gets in his zone, I don't think Greipel can challenge him. Nor anyone else if the sprint is a long non blocking sprint. A few guys are faster than him for 20-30 meters but I don't think any sprinter can hold his top speed for the distance Cav can. I have noticed that he often just out endures his sprint companions and they can't hold on to his speed as long as he does.

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