Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tour de Suisse

Tour de Suisse starts today. 9 stages. Line ups not as heavy as the Dauphine, but some potential TDF favorites are here. Sastre,Cunego,Brajkovic and Simoni look like the best climbers in the bunch. A short opening prologue could be could for Cancellara to show his stuff.
Rabobank sent a team that looks built more for stage wins and breakaways although short stage race phenom Thomas Dekker is there. If this is Quicksteps stage race crew, they should focus on the classics....
First stage is for the sprinters, then the hills start. Stage 7 looks tough. Stage 8 looks perfect for a desperate breakaway, but doubtful if any GC threats will escape there. Finishes off with a TT. Last year Horner grabbed the jersey, but lost it in the final TT. Could be a similar scenario this year, unless someone grabs a decisive lead in tne mountains.

I think the final podium will contain Kloden,Brajkovic, and Sastre. Thomas Dekker and Mike Rogers round out the top five.

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