Saturday, April 14, 2012

2012 Amstel Gold Race: Prediction

1. Rodriguez
2. Gerrans
3. Gilbert
4. Valverde
5. Cunego
6. Henao
7. S. Sanchez
8. Barta
9. Kroon
10. M. Kreder
11. Voeckler
12. Evans
13. Freire
14. Vanendert
15. Westra

Okay, here's my thought. Gilbert will win Liege-Bastogne-Liege, but he's not quite there yet. It will be a super competitive finish with all the explosive riders, but I believe that Joaquin has the legs and an extremely strong team in Katusha. We'll have to see if this jinxes Rodriguez like it jinxed Cancellara and Pozzatto.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

2012 Paris-Roubaix: Prediction

1. Pozzatto
2.  Flecha
3. Boonen
4. Ballan
5. Vansummeren
6. Leukemans
7. Burghardt
8. O'Grady
9. Hayman
10. Quinziato
11. Rast
12. Veelers
13.Silvain Chavanel
14. Eisel
15. Hushovd

Okay there are my picks. Sky, BMC, and Garming are obligated to put pressure on Omega-Pharma. Chavanel and Terpstra are now too well-known to slip away and take pressure of Boonen. Flecha will make a surprise. Ballan will be consistent again but find himself unable to shake Boonen. Pozzatto will be the dark horse.

And most importantly,  Tom Veelers will take 11th.