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A Tale of Two Stage Races: A Sort Of Preview

Race A:

Aqua & Sapone: Garzelli, Paolini

Diqui: Simoni, Bertolini, De Bonis

ISD: Visconti, Grivko, Grabovskyy, Cioni

LPR: Di Luca, Bosisio

CSF: Pozzovivo, Baliani, Canuti

Barloworld: Soler, Cardenas, Corti, Merlo, Hunter, Thomas

Ceramica: Simeoni, Caruso, Duma

Xacobeo: Herrero, Mayoz

Miche: Giunti, Moletta, Tondo

Amica: Bertagnolli, Ratti, Astarloa

Race B:

Saxo: CA Sorensen, Jens!, Haedo, Van Goolen, McCartney

Milram: Forster, Fothen (both), Rohregger

Katusha: Karpets, Swift

Columbia: Cavendish, Boasson Hagen, Pinotti, Siutsou, Possoni

Lotto: Evans, Dekker, Van Den Broeck, Lang

Rabobank: Menchov, Clement, Ten Dam

Quickstep: Seeldrayers, Cataldo, Cornu

Garmin: Farrar, Vandevelde

Cervelo: King, Marchante, Wyss

Euskaltel: Anton, Fernandez, Astarloza

So which race is more interesting to you and why?



Race A is the Giro del Trentino, Race B, the Tour of Romandie.

Trentino : four stages; first one is a 16 km ITT. Satage 2 is a mountaintop finish, stage three is hilly, stage foru ends on a hilltop.

Romandie: five stages; Stage one is a 3 km ITT, stage three is a 15 km TTT! Stage 4 looks to be the Queen stage.

Romandie starts a week from yesterday. It's on CTV and no doubt other places. We'll be talking more about that race next week.

Trentino starts tomorrow; I have yet to find video for it. If you find a feed, either put it here or start a thread tomorrow!