HTC Sprinters for the Tour
I just read via Cyclingnews that Matt Goss plans on being part of the HTC-Highroad team for the Tour de France: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/goss-ramping-up-form-for-california-sprints
I know he's had a great season, but I can only assume that HTC will also be bringing Cavendish to the Tour. And with good reason. I would think his success in past Tours shows very clearly that Cav is their main man.
So why bring Goss? Renshaw is usually Cav's lead out man, and again, that's been a really successful combo. Goss and Cav occupy the same niche on a team. I fear that bringing more than one "protected" sprinter could be a major tactical failure, much like the "too many cooks in the kitchen" issues of Garmin-Cervelo in the Classics.
How do you guys think HTC will set up their sprint train in the Tour? Will Goss really participate?