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Ballan

Ballan (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
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Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick Step)

Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick Step) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabian Cancellara (CSC)

Fabian Cancellara (CSC) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) leads Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step)

Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) leads Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Gilbert

Gilbert (Image credit: Erik Van Breugel)
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Filippo Pozatto

Filippo Pozatto (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
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Hincapie

Hincapie (Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Tour of Flanders Feature, April 5, 2008

Who will win the Ronde?

Predicting the winners of the classics is a real hit-and-miss affair, and trying to gauge form is a dangerous business. Nevertheless, ever ready to put his neck on the line and make a fool of himself for Cyclingnews' Ben Atkins weighs up the main contenders - and hands out some kisses of death - for this weekend’s race.

Alessandro Ballan - Lampre

Leif Hoste - Silence-Lotto

Tom Boonen - Quick Step

Fabian Cancellara - CSC

Juan Antonio Flecha - Rabobank

Nick Nuyens - Cofidis

Thor Hushovd - Credit Agricole

Phillipe Gilbert - Française des Jeux

Vladimir Gusev - Astana

Filippo Pozzato - Liquigas

George Hincapie - High Road

Andreas Klier - High Road

Erik Zabel - Milram

Enrico Gasparotto - Barloworld

Stefan Wesemann - Cycle Collstrop

Magnus Backstedt - Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H3O

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