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Pro Tour Pundit - Vuelta Espana

BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
edited September 2008 in Pro race
Away for the rest of the week so I'll start this one early:

Stages: ... ?id=stages

Riders: ... =startlist

My picks until I'm back:
OVERALL: Alberto Contador
Stage 1: Levi Leipheimer
Stage 2: Alejandro Valverde
Stage 3: Oscar Freire
Stage 4: Daniele Bennati


  • Evil_CodEvil_Cod Posts: 35
    edited August 2008
    Overall: Contador you cant beat that support team.

    1) Astana
    2) Valverde.
    3) Freire, as that hill should get rid of Boonen.
    4) Boonen
    5) Schumacher - the rolling route should suit him.
  • vermootenvermooten Posts: 2,697
    Bertie, obviously.
    You just have to ride like you never have to breathe again.

    Manchester Wheelers
  • ArkibalArkibal Posts: 850
    Overall: Leipheimer
    Stage 1: Tinkoff
  • CumulonimbusCumulonimbus Posts: 1,730
    The first two posters - i think the opening time trial is a team time trial?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    edited August 2008
    Overall: Contador; I really don't see any of the usual suspects beating him, and although I'm excited to see what Gesink can do, it'll be too soon for him. So, boring boring, Contador
    First: Astana
    Second: Freire
  • Overall - Alberto Contador
    Stage 1/Prologue/TTT - Tinkoff
    Stage 2 - Freire
    Stage 3 - Boonen
    Stage 4 - JJ Haedo
  • victorponfvictorponf Posts: 1,187
    Overall: Alberto Contador
    Stage 1: Astana
    Stage 2: Valverde
    Stage 3: Boonen
    If you like Flandes, Roubaix or Eroica, you would like GP Canal de Castilla,
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,887
    Overall: Contador
    Stage 1: Quick Step
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Overall - Contador
    Stages - Boonen... for all of them!
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,850
    I'm off on holiday tomorrow so need to do a lot of crystal ball gazing;

    Overall: Contador

    Stage 1: CSC
    Stage 2: Boonen
    Stage 3: Bettini
    Stage 4: Bennati
    Stage 5: Kloden
    Stage 6: Boonen
    Stage 7: Contador
    Stage 8: Sastre
    Stage 9: Contador
    Stage 10: Boonen
  • winonedaywinoneday Posts: 253
    Overall: Contador
    TTT: Astana
    Stage 2: Boonen
    Stage 3: Boonen
  • Overall: Contador
    T.T.T. Astana (but think tinkoff and liquigas will push them close)
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    To the tune of "E Viva Espana"

    Oh, next week we're off to sunny Spain,
    For Vuelta a Espana.
    I hope it isn't going to rain,
    On Vuelta a Espana.
    There are lots of hills, which we adore,
    No chance for a sprinter,
    After 3 weeks the winner will be sure,
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    Overall: Sastre
    TTT- CSC

    'Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.'
    Neil Gaiman
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Overall - Klodi

    S1 - Liquigas
    S2 - Boonen
    S3 - Valverde

    Strava is not Zen.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 11,088
    GC contador

    TTT astana
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • sicrowsicrow Posts: 791
    Overall Contador
    TTT Astana

  • thomasmcthomasmc Posts: 814
    Overall: Alberto Contador
    Stage 1: Astana
  • CumulonimbusCumulonimbus Posts: 1,730
    Overall: Contador

    Stage 1: Astana
  • paul27paul27 Posts: 515
    Overall: Contador
    TTT: CSC
  • weyayemanweyayeman Posts: 1,141
    overall Contador
    ttt Tinkoff
    How son yee divent need gaan doon the Pit,coz thas plenty coal in the coal hoose
  • NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
    GC: Contador
    TTT: Astana
  • Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    I'm going on hols shortly, so will have to pick almost the whole race...
    & prob come home to find that my overall pick decided not to start...

    GC: Contador
    TTT: Astana
    Stage 2: Boonen
    Stage 3: Bettini
    Stage 4: Bennati
    Stage 5: Schumacher
    Stage 6: Freire
    stage 7: Gesink
    Stage 8: Contador
    Stage 9: Valverde
    Stage 10: Boonen
    Stage 11: Bennati
    Stage 12: Freire
    Stage 13: Gesink
    Stage 14: Sastre
    Stage 15: Valverde

    I hope to be back home by this point!
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    GC: Contador
    st.1: Tinkoff
    st.2: Boonen
  • GC: Bertie
    TTT...Tinkoff Credit Systems ... AKA ...Тинькофф. Кредитные системы or Mischa and the boys
    Stage 2: Oscarito Freire

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • GreggyrGreggyr Posts: 1,075
    GC ; Contador
    TTT ; Liquigas
  • mangamanmangaman Posts: 704
    I'm away so a few early guesses

    Overall: Contador

    Stage 1 TTT Astana
    Stage 2 Frier
    Stage 3 Valverde
    Stage 4 Boonen
    Stage 5 Kloden
    Stage 6 Boonen
    Stage 7 Contador
    Stage 8 Contador
  • graham56graham56 Posts: 634
    GC : Contador
    TTT: Astana


    It`s a state of mind.
  • avalonavalon Posts: 345
    Overall: Contador
    TTT: Tinkoff
  • josdjosd Posts: 107
    overall: Contador
    TTT: Astana
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