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Ladies & Gentlemen: Your Picks for Monopoli !!(6 posts)

Ladies & Gentlemen: Your Picks for Monopoli !!triangleforge
Jan 31, 2003 1:51 PM
For Bragging Rights, offer your picks for the podium(s) this Sunday in Monopoli! I'll try to get a complete Womens, U-23 & Juniors prognostication up here if I can, but I'll start with an Elite pick:

Gold: Sven Nys (picking the dominant rider going in may not pan out -- ask Raiders fans about being favored in the big show -- but I like the guy, and he's coming into the race on fire).

Silver: Mario DeClerq (DeClerq will figure in the drama of the annual Belgian civil war at worlds, and he'll shed a few tears on the podium, both of which have become his tradition, win or lose)

Bronze: Bart Wellens (Much as I'd like to see a non-Belgian rider break into the podium, I think he's showing incredible form, and his growing experience is starting to pay off)

Gronendaal will flat one of his super-expensive new flat-resistant tires, drop way back, charge back into contention, crash, charge into contention again, and have some other calamity befall him that will drop him out of the top five. Of course, the weather's not great today, so if it stays muddy, Richard could have a shot...

Cheers!
re: Ladies & Gentlemen: Your Picks for Monopoli !!lvonmoss
Jan 31, 2003 2:57 PM
1 wellens
2 nys
3 de clerq
5 berden
groenendaal - outside top 5. not sure if he'll be completely out of it or come back strong
page - top 20. anyone notice his improving placings in the world cup?: 32nd, 22nd, & 14th

lvm
agree on Wellensatpjunkie
Jan 31, 2003 3:38 PM
1 wellens
2 nys
3 de clerq

maybe Mario can jump into 2nd.

think Page will finish t-20 as well.
agree on Wellensp lo
Jan 31, 2003 7:04 PM
1. nys
2. de clerq
3. richard

page or gully will go top 15, maybe top 10 if luck on there side

craig has a legit shot at a medal in u23 too
nys will hop his way to goldp lo
Jan 31, 2003 7:05 PM
1. nys
2. de clerq
3. richard

page or gully will go top 15, maybe top 10 if luck on there side

craig has a legit shot at a medal in u23 too
WEllens Wins!!!!atpjunkie
Feb 5, 2003 6:54 PM
well a couple of us got it. Even my guess that Mario could possibly jump to second happened. Damn Nys, let me down. didn't even think of Ververcken. too bad about Page, had a bad race. Way to Go GULLY