1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 16/Mar/12 9:29pm

The 1st monument for the year and the longest race in the calendar
Tomorrow

298km - with a special dispensation for distance :blink: .
No other UCI races are allowed to be this long.

No big climbs so a clever sprinter can survive. Ask Mark Cavendish

So long that team tactics can play a big part.

Whose it gonna be?
Spartacus was looking good in the Strada Bianche
Cavendish and Boagen -Hassen both won stages in the Tirreno-Adriatico.
And Nibali won Tirreno-Adriatico
Boonen was looking strong in Paris-Nice as was DeGent

What about last years winner Goss?

And what of last years Classics star Phillipe Gilbert?

Who Y'all backin??

Nice preview here

http://inrng.com/2012/03/milan-sanremo-preview/
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby happybaboon on Fri 16/Mar/12 9:36pm

Whether he's racing or not, I haven't bothered to check, I'm backing Thor :cool:
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 16/Mar/12 9:57pm

yep
along with philgil and Ballan

start list here

http://inrng.com/2012/03/milan-sanremo-preview/
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby happybaboon on Fri 16/Mar/12 10:08pm

Thor FTW then.
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Oli on Sat 17/Mar/12 12:21am

Hushovd is out.
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby dented on Sat 17/Mar/12 7:52am

:lol:
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Joel on Sat 17/Mar/12 8:05am

hard to look past cav.. but boonen has been looking good early season
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby wolffman1 on Sat 17/Mar/12 12:26pm

Oscar friere for #4, unless he is pipped on the line celebrating too early by Sagan
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Buds on Sat 17/Mar/12 5:58pm

Throw Greipel into the mix...along with about 10 other names that could win. Hasn't been a solo winner for a while so perhaps the best descender around in Nibali could have a go.
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Trail on Sat 17/Mar/12 6:39pm

Is this being broadcast in NZ? I was just looking at sky and SBS and neither appear to have it?
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Sat 17/Mar/12 8:00pm

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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Derryn Hinch on Mon 19/Mar/12 9:58am

Time for Cancellara to re-think his tactics?

Should he have sat up once he realised he couldn't drop Gerrans & Nibali and then maybe try to go again from about 2km?

He looked like he was unwilling to risk losing (ie slow up to force the other 2 to work) in order to win?
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby Joel on Mon 19/Mar/12 9:59am

Nibali was not going to work, he had a team mate in chasing bunch.
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Mon 19/Mar/12 11:12am

and gerrans had goss behind him when the move was made.
seems cancellara would prefer a lottery for 1-2-3 than to be swallowed in a bunch.
shame though. super strong. 100% predictable now though
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Re: 1st Monument - Milan - San Remo

Postby blitzer maloney on Mon 19/Mar/12 4:57pm

Some great video from the Green Edge team car and bus here

http://inrng.com/2012/03/sunday-shorts-6/

And an explanation of why cance wanted a podium instead of maybe nowhere here- http://inrng.com/2012/03/milan-sanremo-winning-moment/
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