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Pro Tour Pundit: Clasica San Sebastian 04-Aug-2007

BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
edited August 2007 in Pro race
Right I'm off on hols so early pick for me:

(Very) Provisional Start List here:
http://www.cycling4all.com/index.php?co ... 7rclss.php

Iban Mayo is ..............errrrr, otherwise engaged :wink: ............so I'll go for:
Paolo Bettini
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  • owaingibbyowaingibby Posts: 240
    Oscar Freire for me.
  • laurencecplaurencecp Posts: 3,866
    sam the sanchez man for me

    L
    "When the earth is ripe all the worms wake up, with their stars \'n\' stripes and their swastikas"
    "I may not go to heaven, i hope you go to hell"
  • laurencecp wrote:
    sam the sanchez man for me

    L

    Gee there's a surprise! :roll:

    Do you ever pick anyone else? :lol:

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    I'll go for Damino Cunego - it's about time he won something
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  • GreggyrGreggyr Posts: 1,075
    Dear All

    Mr Allan Davis

    Rgds
    Greg
  • Kim Kirchen (Lux)
  • My fiver's on Di Luca.
    As an aside, why are some teams listed under their DS's name and not their sponsor?
    Remember that you are an Englishman and thus have won first prize in the lottery of life.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    As an aside, why are some teams listed under their DS's name and not their sponsor?
    Wim van Rossum, who runs the www.cycling4all.com site, is an advocate for cleaner cycling. Part of his campaign is to not give teams who have drugs history the oxygen of publicity so he refers to them by the name of the team director, hence Team Bruyneel, Team Aldag, Team Riis etc.

    Whilst I agree with a lot of what he advocates I do think he's a little inconsistent in how he applies this, i.e. how come it's not Team Gianetti instead of Saunier Duval?
  • Stephen SorbaStephen Sorba Posts: 1,036
    As an aside, why are some teams listed under their DS's name and not their sponsor?
    In joke to do with admission, allegation and assumptions of having been doping or condoning doping....it's a long story.
    'e pur si muove
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    The official site:

    http://canales.diariovasco.com/clasica-sansebastian/

    With race profile (recorrido) and another startlist (participantes).

    This is the lowest rank Pro Tour race, so the scoring goes from 1st to 10th: 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 11, 7, 5, 3, 1.
  • Di Luca for me please.
  • Andy Schleck please
  • Hi

    Davide Rebellin for me please.

    Thanks!
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Davide 'tin-tin' Rebellin for me too thanks.

    Does anyone else think he invented that nickname to avoid the obvious Soft Cell references?
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Philipe Gilbert
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Davide Rebellin,please.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    Kim Kirchen

    Go go go
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • Hi folks.

    Alejandro Valverde

    Definitely a Spanish winner again me thinks...

    Cheers, Andy
  • laurencecplaurencecp Posts: 3,866
    laurencecp wrote:
    sam the sanchez man for me

    L

    Gee there's a surprise! :roll:

    Do you ever pick anyone else? :lol:

    i did once... and Sanchez won!

    L
    "When the earth is ripe all the worms wake up, with their stars \'n\' stripes and their swastikas"
    "I may not go to heaven, i hope you go to hell"
  • yaceyace Posts: 351
    Davide Rebellin
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
  • graham56graham56 Posts: 634
    Valverde please

    Ta

    It`s a state of mind.
  • Hmmm torn between Kirchen, Cobo or one of the Euskatel tour team....but I think I'll go for Kirchen please.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    Davide Rebellin.
  • Picking a winner for this one brings needles and haystacks to mind!

    But as he finished well in this one last year and has won lots this year (and no-one's talking about him) I'll have...

    Riccardo Ricco

    (by the way Paolo Bettini isn't riding whoever picked him)

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
    That was Bronzie at the start of the thread but I didn't think there was much point telling him as he is away - it'll be a surprise for him on his return :lol:

    anyway, it'll probably be some cheatie Spaniard (like what most of you have seemed to have picked) what wins but I refuse to pick one, so for me it's gonna be

    Andy Schleck

  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    My bid for overall GC glory has crashed and burned, so its time to go for stage victories. To be a little different I'm going to say

    Allan Davis

    He'll be fresh and Spain's his back yard. Its not a pure climbers classic and if he can stay with the front group he would have on of the best kicks amongst them.

    Also Iain says its alright to pick Disco riders now.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • Stephen SorbaStephen Sorba Posts: 1,036
    Danilo Di Luca

    And I suggest we give him to Bronzie too as he's a similar rider. (Well he speaks the same language)
    'e pur si muove
  • Mr BumbleMr Bumble Posts: 572
    Oh dear.....

    Sanchez- he will be in the mix
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Di Luca.

    Which of course means George Hincapie is bound to win.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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