Wow, looking over the provisional start list there are some big names racing. I do like Thor Hushvod, very strong sprinter but as of late has not been performing as well as he has in the past. I don't see much coming out of the American side unless Hincapie pulls an upset, which is possible.
Russia appears to have a strong team. Yet, I think in the end it will be a battle between Belgium and Italy...one of their big name riders will pull out the win.
It is good to see Cancellara take the title again. After seeing his prologue ride at the Tour De France it didn't surprise me at all. I wish Leipheimer would have shown up for the USA, because he pulled an amazing time trial at the Tour of Missouri.