Saturday, April 15, 2006

spring classic lineups

Seemingly with a sense of regret, 6 teams have lined up to contest the hilly spring classics which begin tomorrow with the Amstel Gold Race. I think the three races pitted together provide the contestant with an extra challenge which will only up the suspense and ultimate payoff. The vibe i'm getting from some contestants is that err um...maybe not. We shall see, since only half the teams supplied individual winners in the case of a tie, well maybe we won't need that.

Here they are in no particular order...

Amy
Boogerd - Amstel Winner
Hoste
Van Petegem - Fleche Winner
Ballan
Cancellara
Bettini - LBL Winner
Kroon
Klier
Petito

David
Bettini - Fleche Winner
DiLuca - LBL Winner
Rebellin
Aerts
Pozzato
Valverde
Vinokkourov
Marchante
Ballan - Amstel Winner
Schleck

Eric
Michael Boogerd
Bettini
Rebellin
Oscar Freire
Jens Voigt
Erik Dekker
Di Luca
Davide Rebellin
Thomas Dekker
David Etxebarria

Jeff
Devolder
Gusev
Michael Boogerd
Erik Dekker
Peter Van Petegem
Filippo Pozzato
Jens Voigt
Steffen Wesemann
Axel Merckx
Frank Vandenbroucke

Ward
Alejandro Valverde
Karsten Kroon Amstel Gold Race winner
Frank Schleck
Jans Voight
Samuel Sanchez
Michael Boogard Fleche Wallone winner
Paolo Bettini Liège - Bastogne - Liège winner
Kim Kirchen
Davide Rebellin
Igor Astorloa

Taylor
Peter Van Petegem (Bel)
Chris Horner (USA)
Paolo Bettini (Ita)
Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
Baden Cooke (Aus)
Vladimir Gusev (Rus)
Jens Voigt (Ger)
Danilo Di Luca (Ita)
Bradley McGee (Aus)
Thomas Voeckler (Fra)

4 comments:

Ward said...

SD, Are there two Rebellins, or does King Eric have the same guy listed twice? If there's only one, I say let him have a mulligan!

David said...

alright, i'm going to fire Dewey Cheatham and Howe.

There aren't two Rebellins, i'll e-mail Eric, if i don't hear from him by the morning, i'll pick a replacement for him.

Thanks Ward!

Ward said...

You can have me on retainer for cheap!

eric said...

I thought him so nice I named him twice. Thanks for the catch Ward! Please give me Chris Horner or give me death!