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I have a strange feeling that Stijn, after an excellent ride in the Vuelta last year has forgone the spring classics to prepare for the Tour. I predict an inspring ride in the Dauphine will earn him selection and dare I say a future GC ride.
 

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mquetel said:
Can he climb in the big mtns? I don't know much about him other than some pretty strong showings in previous springs and a reputation for being kind of an impulsive attacker.
It appears so. From the stage to Pajares at the Vuelta last year. Ended on a mountaintop. See who he finished in front of for referance.

1 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 4.53.53
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0.32
3 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 0.46
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 2.28
5 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto 3.11
6 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 3.12
7 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto 3.19
8 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 3.47
9 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC
10 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel 4.09
11 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 4.33
12 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team 4.45
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne 4.47
14 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel 5.03
15 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone 5.08
16 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo 5.09
17 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic 5.17
18 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
19 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team
20 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana
 

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Definitely count Devolder on the TdF team. He has been saving himself for the TdF. I think the Disco team is:

Hincapie (captain??)
Popo (climber)
The Ace (climber)
E. Martinez (climber)
Savoldelli (transitional rider/climber)
Devolder (transitional rider)
Padrnos (workhorse)
Noval (workhorse)
Eki (workhorse)


I think Chechu and Triki are being saved up for the Vuelta to support Danielson.
 

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OnTheRivet said:
It appears so. From the stage to Pajares at the Vuelta last year. Ended on a mountaintop. See who he finished in front of for referance.

1 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 4.53.53
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0.32
3 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 0.46
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 2.28
5 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto 3.11
6 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 3.12
7 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto 3.19
8 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 3.47
9 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC
10 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel 4.09
11 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 4.33
12 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team 4.45
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne 4.47
14 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel 5.03
15 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone 5.08
16 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo 5.09
17 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic 5.17
18 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
19 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team
20 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana
If you take out Fuentes' gyno patients.
 
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