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Anyone else reckon Boonen is gonna win every single stage of every single race he's in untill the end of the year?  7

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domobrien96 [44 posts] 4 years ago
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No

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notfastenough [3709 posts] 4 years ago
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Why?

He will have focused the majority of his objectives around the early season, in particular the classics. He won't be like this in July.

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veseunr [257 posts] 4 years ago
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Amstel Gold will be very tough for him. I think he'll struggle up the 17% gradient! Punchy climbers will make him struggle.

He is phenomenal .... just wish Cancellara had been there too!

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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He'll obviously just put a motor in his downtube.  22

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah he's got as much chance of winning every stage he enters as i have of building my new velodrome on the moon.

Of course he isn't going to win everything, he'll be in the OPQ team for at least one of the grand tours, So he's not going to win every day for a couple of weeks  19

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Considering he's never ridden this Classic before, can't see why he's in it to be honest?  39

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dave atkinson [6250 posts] 4 years ago
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he's on top form but i can't see him winning amstel gold. can anyone else?

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 4 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

he's on top form but i can't see him winning amstel gold. can anyone else?

It is possible, but unlikely, we don't need to look that far back into history (there may be others) but i'm thinking Jan Raas, He backed up alot of classic wins with the Amstel in the late 70's early 80's and did the P-R and Amstel in 82

Even with Gilbert's recent form, i'd think he's got more chance this year over Boonen

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 4 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

he's on top form but i can't see him winning amstel gold. can anyone else?

Nope, his form must be coming off soon...

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step-hent [723 posts] 4 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

he's on top form but i can't see him winning amstel gold. can anyone else?

No, can't see him winning it. I'd guess he's going to ride for teammates rather than a personal win. And maybe just trying to let his form come down more gently, rather than dropping off a cliff.

That said, with the form he has been in, it can't hurt to turn up and see where he ends up. Stranger things have happened in cycling...

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step-hent [723 posts] 4 years ago
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Just read that Boonen talked about Amstel before P-R. Said that he's going:

1. To ride for Chavanel;

2. To gain experience of the race for a possible future attempt to win it;

3. To test himself on the terrain ahead of the World Champs; and

4. To (maybe) test himself on the Cauberg.

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 4 years ago
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I tested myself on the Cauberg, just walking up it  4

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dave_1 [3 posts] 4 years ago
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I see Boone has decide after all not to ride Amstel Gold as he says he is still tired from the cobbles. Fair enough eh..or maybe he over did the partying  39

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Derri Slatcher [8 posts] 4 years ago
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 4 Just joking about Boonen winning all his races. Wasn't serious!