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Paris Roubaix Predictions

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by mondobongo, 12 Apr 2008.

  1. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Tomorrow they ride to hell, who do you fancy to win?

    I fancy Quickstep to be all over the race but am going to go with Devolder to win rather than Boonen just a little feeling I have.
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Got my eye on leif Hoste, but its hard to see beyond the big favourites.
    Hincapie may push for it too.
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    It's obviously been an ambition for years and he's running out of chances. I think it will be Hell or Bust!
     
  4. yello

    yello Guru

    Some pundits on French tele last night fancied Boonen.

    Personally, I haven't a clue. There are too many decent riders that I've never heard of for me to sensibly predict.
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I don't think Boonen has got it in him this year but I'm not sure who'll win. is Cancellara in it?
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Cancellera is in the race and must be one of the contenders. Hincapie will also be trying hard but somehow I'm not sure he will make it for this race. Boonen needs to do something to make this year better than last and I think he will be the one to lift the stone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Does anyone have a link to a site which will show Paris Roubaix live?
    Thanks :blush:
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If all else fails Tony, you can follow it on Cycling News live coverage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In fact it's just starting up on there now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Well called Keith, that goes someway to explaining why Qstep were so quiet in Ghent on Wednesday obviously this was the plan. Devolder put in a blistering attack to bring Boonen out apparently wish Eurosport had shown it and that acceleration in the velodrome was awesome.
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Shows how much you know, you t*sser:becool::eek:
     
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I was amazed by that - he made that final sprint look almost easy (on the coverage shown on Sputnik, anyway).
     
  12. yello

    yello Guru

    Helluva sprint, I'm surprised he had the strength left.

    And then to lift the hunk of pave, that takes some doing in itself. It has to be just about the heaviest (and least glamorous!) trophy going. Cyclists are not known for their bulging biceps and making them lift that after 6 hours on the bike is cruelty! :eek: