A breakaway ruined the sprinters chances and Pellizoti gets the stage and keeps the early season ball rolling for Liquigas who are having a hell of a season. They and Lampre have to be front runners for a Milan San Remo win. Frank Shleck is best placed of my picks 23 seconds back. Leiphemer at 26 and Mayo 52 seconds back. I had predicted a breakaway to define tomorrow's stage and I will stand by that even though the sprinters teams will have to try and do something before the big hills come. Sammy Sanchez at only 15 seconds back could be a threat and can Millar pull it back?
Tirreno-Adriatico starts tomorrow and my heart wants a win for CSC and Jens but it's hard to call. Plenty of Italian heavy hitters are there Pozzatto,Garzelli, Basso, Cioni, etc -but who is looking to improve form and who is hunting for the win? My guess is Garzelli and Cioni would be on the hunt. I am going to throw down a far fetched TA podium of Voigt,Janez Brajkovic, and Garzelli with revenge stages for O'Grady and Bettini. Can't be any worse than my March Madness picks.
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