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So the start list has been released for this weekends race. Who are we going to be watching?

First up is a wildcard for the race, Martijn Maaskant of Garmin Transitions. The 26 year old Dutchman has done well in previous classic races – Ronde van Vlaanderen (12th) and Paris-Roubaix (4th) in 2009 and 2008 respectively. It’ll be interesting to see how he gets on, also how the team works together.

Martijn Maaskant

Martijn Maaskant

Next up is Philippe Gilbert who’ll be sporting No.104 this weekend. He came to our attention last year when he stormed off to win the Giro di Lombardia in great style. He’s still racing with Omega-Pharma Lotto albeit without Cadel Evans. His power on the hills should hold him in good stead for Sunday.

Phillippe Gilbert

Phillippe Gilbert

Lastly we have chosen the current World Champion Cadel Evans. In a race like this which seems to favour stage riders he’s sure to be up there.

Cadel Evans

So grab your beer, crisps and remote control – the race on Sunday will hopefully be an entertaining one. The course and perhaps even the weather will combine to create a spectacular race. Who do you think will win? Who’s looking good at the minute? Let us know below:

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