Harder than it looks! Cavendish and Contador are shoe-ins, they also cost a bucketload. Bertie might screw me, if he starts gifting stages like he did during the Giro. The younger Schecklet will be the only one hanging with Contador, so get him too, because Bertie might feel generous. Spartacus for the TT, however there's only one TT and no prologue, he won't get much points, skip him. Who gets the team right for TTT will get loads of points for the yellow, 'cause there are few flat stages after it. And no bonus secons at the finish. HTC maybe? They've got power diesel in Martin. Him or Cavendish in yellow?
I'm banking on Basso making the top 5, he's definitely a top 5 climber, if he comes properly prepared. Only 6 mountain stages, so no more climbers/GC guys for me. Gilbert and Sylvain Chavanel for the break away days. Mmm... should probably get more Frenchies in, 'cause they will want some wins, oh well. Vino, Casar and Voeckler would be good for this too, but I need cheaper guys. 10 flat stages, Cavendish won't win them all. Petacchi, Boonen and Hushovd (high points for intermediate sprint!) are safe choices, but I've got no money for them. Ciolek, Rojas, Greipel should get decent points in the flat stages, they are good cheap alternatives - went for Greipel and Rojas. Radioshack for the team, they've got Kloden, Horner, Leipheimer, should all be top 20 overall. Can't see them getting any stage wins though, but HTC is damn expensive and won't finish high overall.
Alright, with my cheap sprinters I've got room a decent guy. Fuck, Vino or Boonen? Mmm... Vino, hopefully the old man goes for the polka dot.
The Red Lampshades are setup. This was fun.