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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #107
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Another "parochial" type pokes his head in...

Originally Posted by Evil Invader View Post
A bit dissapointed that noone mentions Thomas Berglund...
Ok, maybe not podium, but got the skills and endurance for top 10.

And Ullevålsetter...13?? C´mon, he´s better than that!
True Thomas is a good rider, but there are a LOT of good riders in DAKAR this year;

Thomas has and can run in the top 20 and finish in the top 15... (maybe) if he has a good trouble free run...

Berglund - el Dakaro stats:
2012 - 37th
2011 - DNF
2010 - 12th
2009 - DNF

And Pål Anders...? yeah... I'd agree with that (statistically) he is better that a 13th spot... but as too old mentions, this year both the number of riders and the pace at the top end of the field will be accelerated... Pål Anders traditional stable/reliable pace may be good for running in the pack somewhere around pos. 10 to 15 in the first week... if the attrition starts to show on the field... that could see him amongst to top ten to five spots towards the finish.

Ullevvålsätter - el Dakaro stats:
2012 - 6th
2011 - 6th
2010 - 2nd
2009 - 6th
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