I spent some time tonight putting together my team for Tony's Fantasy TdF
league and got to thinking about what I think is going to happen this year.
It's a bit of a wildcard tour, last years winner is on a new team without Bjarne's rat cunning. The obvious favourites are on Astana, but that just looks like a team ready to explode. If the management don't do it first, then will Contador get held back carrying water for Lance ? We all know Levi doesn't have the killer instinct.
As much as I'm suspicious, I can't help but think the Schlecks are going to be the ones to look out for. Andy was obviously promised something for playing domestique to Carlos last year, which would explain Sastre's exit from the team. I reckon there will be no stopping Andy this year, with Frank to soften up the competition. Saxo also have the amazing team with Stuey, Fabian and Jens to beat the living crap out of everyone.
As much as I'd love to see Cadel do it, I just don't think it's going to happen. Silence couldn't organise a GC team if their lives depended on it.
What I'd like to see happen though is Garmin to clean the floor with the lot of them. Here's hoping (somehow I doubt it, but expect to see a few brave performances and a couple of stages).
That's my predictions, anyone else got any ?