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We sent text messages to a whole bunch of people whose opinions we valued, asking them who they thought would win the National Championship road race. Twenty six replied. Here?s what they said? Presumably those who didn't answer didn't understand the question.

Mark Cavendish ? High Road rider

Dan Lloyd

David Millar

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