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Milan-San Remo is Tomorrow
March 19, 2010, 12:47 pm
Filed under: pro crap, road racing

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Milan San-Remo is tomorrow. Last year, in a odd sprint, Haussler opened a huge gap and Cavendish shut it down, his chin on his stem, his mouth open like a shark.

This year, Cavendish will get beaten. Not just in Milan-San Remo, but throughout the Grand Tours. He’s had problems this year: ‘dental issues,’ a crash and a poor performance in Tirenno-Adriatico. Maybe he’ll be in great shape for Tour de France but without Hincapie and Boasson Hagen to support him, his train is weakened. There are just too many question marks at this point for me to presume he’ll continue to be dominant.

As for Milan-San Remo, I predict that it will be won out of a late break. The riders who have expressed confidence – Pozatto, Gilbert, Cancellara – are the types who can go hard when everyone’s spent. With rain forecast, maybe we’ll see something as exciting as the 1992 Milan-San Remo, with Sean Kelly decending the Poggio suicidally, in the rain, tires slipping out, in an attempt to catch Moreno Argentin before the finish line.

Me? Well. It is the classic struggle of the spring: do I go race or do I stay home and watch important spring races?

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Where will you get to see TV coverage? I’d like to record it (VCR – old school)

Comment by Suitcase of Courage

go race! i heard you have a teammate working for you. 😉

Comment by heidi

SOC, damn, you ARE old school! I’m without a TV, so I usually pick up live feeds via http://www.cyclingfans.com. Sometimes there’s even an english-language feed.

Comment by nooneline

Thanks NOL – sounds like I’ll be able to give the hamster the day off after all, though I WILL still need electricity to boot up the Commodore64.

Comment by Suitcase of Courage




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