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Ricco for the Tour

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by mondobongo, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    No decision was expected until after the Italian Nationals this weekend but Cycling News are reporting this morning that Ricardo Ricco will lead the Saunier Duval Team at the TdeF.

    Its shaping up to be one hell of a race.
     
  2. Skip Madness

    Skip Madness New Member

    Poor old Ángel Gómez Marchante. Is that three or four consecutive years now that he has had to miss/quickly abandon the Tour for one health reason or another? He must have the worst immune system of anyone I have ever known of.

    I'm glad Riccò will be there, though. I'm going to totally discount his chances at the general classification owing to the 83 kilometres of flat time-trialling, so I think he would be very well advised to go for stage wins.

    It is nice to see that Piepoli will start the Tour for the first time in a few years, too - I'll nail my flag to the mast now and predict that he'll win at Hautacam.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    With Ricco and Piepoli together they will give the other riders a hard time, makes for an even more interesting TdF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!