3.29.2013

Tour of Flanders start list and more

No Phinney, no Gilbert. Boonen still looking for his shape probably focused on Roubaix, Fabian Cancellara still hungry after E3H win and the new rival Peter Sagan. Chavanel won La Panne and I guess that in OPQS Niki Terpstra targets the Ronde more than his mates. Boasson Hagen: leader for a day. Paolini maybe. 
My pick is Terpstra, just to bet on something different. Of course I'd be happy to see Fabian Cancellara win but am afraid that Sagan/Cancellara saga blocks a bit the show. 
I want and I expect a very open Ronde: the muers race, one of the crazy things in cycling, less brutal than Roubaix, suitable for a larger range of riders but damned demanding.
Look here for an 'objective' preview:
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/116780022-Tour-de-Flanders-2013-Startlist
and here for a 'reasoned' one:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-flanders-2013/tour-of-flanders/preview
Vini Fantini251. ANDRIATO Rafael
252. CHICCHI Francesco
253. DE NEGRI Pier Paolo
254. FAILLI Francesco
255. FINETTO Mauro
256. GATTO Oscar
257. HULSMANS Kevin
258. POZZO Mattia
R. BORCHI Stefano
R. CARRETERO Ramon
R. GIORDANI Leonardo
R. PRONI Alessandro

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