We all have our favorites for victory come Sunday, but when you look at the teams that are coming loaded for bear it has all the makings of an instant classic.
Not a punter in the bunch
Not loaded but will be shadowing QS closely
A little more loaded than Lotto, with two real threats and the track record of performing well in big races
Almost as loaded as QS (on paper). How will they actually perform though?
Each a threat on their own. But will two ride for one if it comes down to it?
You'd think Pippo automatically but Paolini's performance today says he's saving some bullets for Sunday
In the mold of Lotto but can definitely shadow QS and hope to make the winning break
These guys are my dark horses. They are all individually riding well and have experience
They will ride for whomever the DS tells them to (Devolder) and ride hard. Their handicap is Demol (if he's there DS for the day).
I think it's safe to say the winner will come from this group :-) But what a group it is. I can only hope the last 50K plays out like the last 50K of LBL last year. That would be fanastic.