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#4 Jurgen Roelandts vs #13 Nick Nuyens

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#4 Jurgen Roelandts

Cobbles Credentials: Seeding Hulk is tricky. Most of his career he's had teammates he's deferred to. Now that he's the main guy when the race isn't a simple bunch sprint, he's gotten injured last year and now just yesterday at G-W. As of this moment we don't know if he's gonna be able to ride Flanders due to headaches, which isn't a good sign even if he does. One year he'll put it together.

#13 Nick Nuyens

Cobbles Credentials: Injuries? We talking injuries? His palmares speak to a much higher seed but with his injuries the last couple of years, will he even race meaningfully anymore? It almost seems like went down to the Crossroads to have his 2011 season with his Dwars door Vlaanderen and Ronde van Vlaanderen wins. And, yeah, you can place Bjarne in THAT role if you will. Nuyens of course has had some success previously winning Het Volk in 05 and KBK in 06 as well as a 3rd and 2nd in Brabantse Pijl in 06 and 07 and 4th and 2nd placing at Het Volk in 07 and 08 and a 2nd at the Ronde in 08 as well.

Now if you look closely those results you wil notice that the years 2009 and 2010 are not represented; years that he was 29 and 30 in and should have had some serious results. Thank you Rabobank. And Garmin-make him well, please. We miss him.