Originally Posted by jyl
Cancellara is becoming quite the sprint threat. Beats former trackie Sep Vanmarche in the velodrome at Paris Roubaix. Beats several fast finishers to get on the Milan San Remo podium. Beats Vanmarche and Van Avermat in a straight up 200 meter sprint today.
I would have been happy with Cancellara, Van Avermat or Vanmarche winning. I didn't want Vandeburgh to profit from 40 km of wheel sucking, so I'm happy he was off the podium.
Sagan didn't have any teammates for the last 70 km or so, which had to hurt, but neither did Cancellara. Dropped by Fabulous - seemingly at will - again. Ouch.
I don't mind getting up early and pirating - but the resolution is so bad it hurts. I can't recognize individual riders half the time. I'm astonished that pro racers don't have their EFFING NAME on their kit or helmet. How many team sports don't bother to identify the players?
Cancellara is as canny reading a race as they come. I think this is his most formidable attribute. You can be strong and be a formidable sprinter all you want, having race-reading skill trump all skills. My money is on him at Paris-Roubaix. If the guy is in the final train at any of the classics, bet on him!
And I agree totally on Vandeburgh!