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Re: Blanco Pro Cycling
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2012, 22:18 »
So Gesink's programme will start at the Ruta del Sol, first main goal will be Paris-Nice. No classics, but training in Tenerife during that time. Then Romandie and the Giro, and then the Tour. Kelderman and Kruijswijk will be there with Gesink at the Giro.
Mollema will likely peak for the Ardennes again, where he did quite well last year. He will be the leader at the Tour alongside Gesink and Ten Dam (though normally Mollema should be leader and the other two superdoms). Hopefully Kruijswijk will be allowed to lead the Vuelta after that with Ten Dam, since I think it will be too hard for Kelderman.

The team will need results to attract sponsors, and this does seem like the right way to do it. Gesink can achieve podiums or even wins at Paris-Nice, Romandie and the Giro. Mollema can provide some success at the Ardennes, he won't win a major classic probably but particularly in LBL he could reach top-5 or podium imo. At the Tour he can provide the obligatory GC top-10 and with luck perhaps challenge for a stage.

Good to see the team formerly known as Rabobank changing it up. Looking forward to seeing them in action next year.
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