Friday, March 20, 2009
With Cancellara, Freire, and Ballan all out it opens up the field.
I am going with Boonen,Gilbert(Lotto needs a big win), or Hushovd.
Top Italians Pozzatto Bennati and Visconti. Both Liquigas and Rabobank are fiedling strong teams, but I don't think they will prevail.
For such a long race it is pretty odd how its only the last 50K that really get you on the edge of your seat. I have always given this race less attention than other classics, but the finish is pretty amazing and the descent off the poggio is insane.
I miss Ferretti!
I miss Bettini too