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Will Hincapie or BMC have success in the classics or Tour this year?

Old 02-07-10, 05:21 PM
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Will Hincapie or BMC have success in the classics or Tour this year?

Hincapie, Ballan etc. for the classics and Evans for the Tour. I don't really see much going well for this team in 2010. As much as I want Hincapie to win Roubaix and for BMC to do well, I think they are up against very stiff competition in the classics and Evans really doesn't stand a chance in the TDF.

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Old 02-07-10, 05:34 PM
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With that team and at his age Hincapie will never win a monument. I suspect this is his last year.
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Lotto wasn't exactly the pinnacle of team support for Evans, so I think it would be a bit harsh to say that he doesn't have a chance at the Tour.

As far as Hincapie's age is concerned, at least Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle's end-of-career victories at Paris-Roubaix offer some encouragement to keep hope alive for George's chances. Sure, BMC isn't Quick-Step or Lotto, but I think they'll surprise a few people this season with some good performances. After all, Ochowicz seems to have a way with underdogs!
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hincapie is finished.

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How do you define success? Evans has a chance to podium at the TDF and maybe the Giro. Nobody can beat Contador but Contador himself.

As for Hincapie, he seems like a great guy and I wish him well, but I doubt he'll be winning a classic. I do wonder about Ballan. Was 2009 just a bad year? We'll see.
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Ballan at least finished the year strongly. And Hincapie is NOT Duclos-Lasalle.
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if hincapie could win roubaix just once id be happy for him , he seems like a really nice guy and always works hard for the team that he is on
not only that they have cadel evans on the team

when i read the roster in last months velonews i immediately put all bets on them , should at least make for an interesting season
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If it was going to happen for Hincapie, it would have happened some time ago. Ballan, however, is another story. Remember, he's only one star-crossed season removed from a superb two season run in which he won Flanders, the Worlds and got a podium spot at Roubaix.
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