The not beleiving the hype will result result in some early departures from the race. I am no doom and gloom thinker nor do i derive any pleasure from seeing a crash. I can underwrite that the current crop of riders are fast, very fast, have experienced it myself. But if the push it or f*ck it mentality prevails then I predict a couple of massive upsets. Beleive it or not, speed is not a problem when your mind is clear and you are well rested, but if you have missed a couple of nights and you are knackered by temperature, fatigued etc then your judgement is just slower. I am not saying guys like Coma and Cyril cant be beaten, they can but it takes a hell of a lot of experience to do that. There are a couple of riders close and comparable to C&C but a large crop of young guns who simply lack the experience and routine of those two and when they push the boundaries in a race they have done once before or maybe a rally with half the distance and intensity then its a recipe for DNF's. just my two cents and hope all reach the finish .