Monday, March 12, 2007

Paris Nice Stage One

Well. Millar wins the prologue and Nazon snatches the stage from Boonen and Bennati. My 3 choices are in 6th-Leiphemer 3 seconds back, 76th Frank Shleck 17 seconds back -maybe I should have picked his brother who is only 12 seconds off the pace, and 134th Iban Mayo 29 seconds back. I don't know if Mayo can get back 26 seconds to Leiphemer. Inconsistent or not, I doubt anyone will let him jump in a breakaway. Tomorrow should be another day for the sprinters with just 3 3rd category climbs. Maybe Boonen get his win?

In other news, DiLuca scored a win for Liquigas at Milan-Torino. Probably to remind the team he is still there as the focus seems to have shifted to Pozzatto.
Valverde gets the overall at Murcia and Jimmy Casper gets the overall at 3 Days of DePanne. Revenge for Unibet who seem to be getting unfairly excluded under this "can't advertise foreign gambling" rule that doesn't seem to apply to the Belgian Lotto squad??? William Frishkorn and Steven Cozza from Team Slipstream finished 6th and 7th which kicks ass for a US squad. Navigators were also in this race.
Tirreno-Adriatico starts up on the 14th and hopefully will be a little safer than last year which was plagued with crashes. This is the time of year when the races really seem to heat up and overlap and give you plenty fo reasons to check the computer.

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