I’ll just come right out… CSC-Saxo is going to dominate. It’s going to be a Schleck party in the mountains, Fabian will motor away from the pack and kill it in the TT and Sastre will be in Yellow in Paris.
Velo News couldn’t have written it any better-
With the lone exception of baby-faced Tour rookie Andy Schleck, CSC consists of hard-nosed, bad-asses who intend to impose their will on the race.
Be prepared to see Jens launch himself off the front so many times throughout the next month it will make your head spin. The mans got a set of stones in that sack of his and with O’Grady back in form it’s game over. I can’t wait to see how well Andy does.
Team CSC-Saxo Bank for 2008 Tour de France
Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
Carlos Sastre (Sp)
Andy Schleck (Lux)
Fränk Schleck (Lux)
Nicki Sørensen (Dk)
Jens Voigt (G)
Stuart O’Grady (Aus)
Kurt-Asle Arvesen (N)
Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
My other predictions-
Polka Dot Jersey – Andy Schleck
Green Jersey – Cavendish
White Jersey – Of course… Andy Schleck
I see George with a Stage win early on and maybe a TT podium and Soler will solo on what I think will be the most exciting stage in this years tour… stage 17.