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Poll: Who wins? (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Who wins?

  1. Sep Vanmarcke (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Lars Boom (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Tom Boonen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Jurgen Roelandts (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. Thor Hushovd (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Greg Van Avermaet (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Filippo Pozzato (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Sebastiaan Langeveld (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Nick Nuyens (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Martijn Maaskant (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Bjorn Leukemans (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Juan Antonio FlÍcha (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Heinrich Haussler (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Other (write in) (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  16. Freire! (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  17. Vino (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 VdB

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

First of the (semi-)classic races this season, and an exciting field! Gilbert is not riding and Boonen says he probably won't be an important factor given his messed up early season (in hospital twice, with elbow and knee injuries), so the race is wide open to anyone who's in shape!

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. :helmet:

EDIT: forgot to make it a public poll! Sorry :(
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

I went with Vanmarcke to repeat with his new team. It will be more difficult than it was last year since he will be marked closer.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

BOOM!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

How dearly I would love a Haussler victory.
That being impossible, I went with Freire.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

Hello :)

Looking to see if Roelandts can pull something out of the bag.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

Good ol' Paolini - has to be his biggest victory to date?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Good ol' Paolini - has to be his biggest victory to date?


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?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Good ol' Paolini - has to be his biggest victory to date?


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 24 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Do they have radios on this race? It looks to me they didn't have. What about the other races?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Did anyone else think that Paolini's win was a big F-U statement from Katusha to the UCI?


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. :(




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