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#4 Sylvain Chavanel vs #13 Oscar Gatto

#4 Sylvain Chavanel

Cobbles Credentials: Just another solid, solid cobbles rider. He's won DdV, the Bread race, and Brabantse Pijl while coming in the top five/ten of Flanders, E3, P-R, Het Niewsblad. Would it be bad to call him a cheaper Fabian Cancellara. I think not. Good time trialist, probably a little better on hills (but perhaps if Cance had trained more for hills...)

Just a great teammate to have; OPQS is lucky to have him. Ever wonder, then what it would have been like if he hadn't gone to Quick Step in 2009 and became team leader of some other large team (larger than Cofidis)?

#13 Oscar Gatto

Cobbles Credentials: Just the other day he opened his Cobbles account with that DdV win. 28 years old, he seems to be coming into his own the last couple of years. Took 3rd at Strade Bianche last year. Would be a nice pickup by a bigger team when his contract with Vini Fantini expires.

DId you know? The Cat spent his first three professional years with non-Italian teams, first with Team L.P.R. then with Gerolsteiner.