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NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
edited August 2008 in Pro race
Is Bertie going to dominate in the mountains, or will there be anyone able to challenge him?

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  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    Sastre? Gesink?
    We saw what happened to the favourite at Le Tour!
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    I think Gesink will do something good in at least one of the stages.

    Hopefully we'll see the attacking Contador of last year rather than the following Contador of the Giro.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Sastre looked very promising on Alpe d'Huez. And Gesink will have a go, but he's only 22 and it's his first grand tour. But yes, let's hope someone brings Contador in a position where he needs to attack, otherwise it might be a very boring Vuelta.
  • NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
    Are there any of the small teams with good climbers to cause a bit of a panic?

    I can see it being a bit dull otherwise TBH...
  • donrhummydonrhummy Posts: 2,329
    I could see Valverde attacking. I don't see him winning, but I think he'll attack. Sastre will attack, but he'll be hurt by not having the Schleck's with him. I think if the Schleck's were with him it would be a battle royale between him and Contador but without them I doubt he can hold off Contador for long.
  • victorponfvictorponf Posts: 1,187
    donrhummy wrote:
    I could see Valverde attacking. I don't see him winning, but I think he'll attack. Sastre will attack, but he'll be hurt by not having the Schleck's with him. I think if the Schleck's were with him it would be a battle royale between him and Contador but without them I doubt he can hold off Contador for long.

    I could see Valverde just figthing for stages and bonifications:

    20", 12" and 8" in the finish line 6,4,2 in intermediate sprints

    If Levi wins first TT maybe Contador wait until Angliru to atack...and just control other riders and help Levi
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    What about Cunego? Can his Vuelta be any worse than his Tour? Or will he just ignore the GC altogether and just try for stage wins? Personally I hope he gets one... I actually found myself feeling a little sorry for him during the Tour.

    Karpin-Galicia looks like a good team too. Probably dodgy, but, eh, whatever. Mosquera and Carlos Castaño could go top 10.
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