Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Cycling Action

Garzelli grabs stage 3 of Giro Trentino. Cunego holds the overall. 3 stages left. Could this be a preview of the Giro? Add Simoni subtract Scarponi and Basso? This will be the last chance for the old guns like Simoni, Garzelli,etc to shine and hopefully some young guns come to the forefront
Pettachi and Zabel went 1-2 at Niedersachsen Rundfahrt. Pettachi's second stage win and he gets the overall. He to is looking to shine at the Giro after some a tough 06.
Liege is on Sunday and should be a good one. Gerolstiener and Rebellin have to be the favorites. After that hard to say. Valverde?,Contador? Sanchez? It would be nice to see Bettini come back, but that seems unlikely. A massive attack and breakaway from Jens Voigt should be expected and would be appreciated by me. Predictions for the race once I see the official start list. If you look at last years top 15 you will probably find this years winner....

1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears 6.21.32 (41.202 km/h)
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital
4 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile Team
5 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
6 Martin Perdiguero M.Angel (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
7 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
8 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon - Lotto
9 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas 0.04
10 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC 0.07
11 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Liberty Seguros - Würth Team 0.12
12 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears 0.24
13 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros - Würth Team 0.28
14 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 0.29
15 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0.31

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