Rick Chasey wrote:TailWindHome wrote:Rick Chasey wrote:Boonen is a bigger priority for QS at the moment. Cav is there mainly for GT presence. Boonen needs to be in pretty reasonable shape by March so he can peak early April.
'You be the DS'
1 Who gets priority treatment for MSR?*
2 Will Boonen ride the TDF and will he act as a lead out man for Cav?
Assign one man to Cav, one to Boonen. If Cav makes it to the Poggio with the front group, everyone rides for him.
As soon as Cav is dropped (before Poggio) all riding is for Tom. General race tactics are to ride for sprint finish regardless of who does the sprinting for QS.
Tom wont do the TdF. He hates it.
I have to defer to the Rick-ster AND GREASED*, in matters relating to the mighty Belgies' tactics. I fear that that one of Cav's holy grails will always be a 2nd MSR win, and many domestiques will get used in the process to achieve this over the next few years, irrespective of whatever team he's on