Tom Boonen's winning streak

by Derri Slatcher   April 10, 2012  

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

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posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
10th April 2012 - 12:32

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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.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3079 posts]
10th April 2012 - 12:36

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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!

posted by veseunr [281 posts]
10th April 2012 - 13:16

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He'll obviously just put a motor in his downtube. Plain Face

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
10th April 2012 - 14:02

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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 Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8792 posts]
10th April 2012 - 14:32

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Considering he's never ridden this Classic before, can't see why he's in it to be honest? Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1761 posts]
10th April 2012 - 15:25

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
10th April 2012 - 15:28

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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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posted by Gkam84 [8792 posts]
10th April 2012 - 17:04

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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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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1240 posts]
10th April 2012 - 18:04

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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...

posted by step-hent [670 posts]
11th April 2012 - 9:42

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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.

posted by step-hent [670 posts]
11th April 2012 - 9:58

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I tested myself on the Cauberg, just walking up it Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1240 posts]
11th April 2012 - 10:22

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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 Thinking

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posted by dave_1 [3 posts]
12th April 2012 - 7:22

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Big Grin Just joking about Boonen winning all his races. Wasn't serious!

Big Grin WOO! I HEART MY BIKE!

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posted by Derri Slatcher [11 posts]
14th April 2012 - 12:58

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