I usually send out an e-mail to anyone who shares my interest in taking a stab at predicting winners in the least predictable races; Tour of Flanders, Ghent-Wevelgem and Paris Roubaix.. this year i thought i’d post them here.. reply with your critizism or your own prediction.. there are no winners or losers here.. only try’ers..
Tour of Flanders:
1st. Boogard. I think this guy is due. Don’t be surprised if i’m close with Robobank taking the Ronde. But I think Boodard could pull a solo similar to Sorenson’s solo win in ’97.. 2nd. Zabel over Bettini for a small group sprint for the podium.
Another tough guy sprint but an Ausi will surprise.. either Allan Davis, McEwen or O’Grady?
1st O’Grady, 2nd Zabel, 3rd Luca Paolini
I’ve expressed this prediction with a couple of people and it didn’t get much of a response.. as i suspect it won’t here.. but..
1st Roger Hammond, 2nd Steffen Wesemann, 3rd Stuart O’Grady (modified 4/12)