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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:09 PM
I think Boom and Vanmarcke will make a good showing, but I also think guys like Van Keirsbulck and Stybar can handle these distances pretty well and definitely have the talent to win races like these. So, as a cyclocross love, I will go for a dark horse pick and say Zdenek Stybar.
EDIT: forgot to make it a public poll! Sorry
Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:28 PM
Looking to see if Roelandts can pull something out of the bag.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:46 AM
Yes, I would believe so. It was a good victory for him.
Did anyone else think that Paolini's win was a big F-U statement from Katusha to the UCI?
Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:55 AM
He won Brabantse Pijl in 04 and had a Vuelta stage win in 06, but I would agree this is his best win to date. He's had a 4th and a 5th at the Omloop before . He has been on a three year dry spell, his last win coming in 2009 at Coppa Bernocchi
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:21 PM
Absolutely. In fact, that's one of the first things I thought of when he crossed the line.
It felt a bit weird to not see Boonen string out the front group on the Taaienberg like usual.