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Old 12-05-12, 19:17
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^^^I have no idea what you're talking about

But I would like to nominate 2 of my favorites: Leukemans & GVA
Yep, for one-day races it's between Leukemans and Van Avermaet right now. I rate consistency and versatility higher than "lucky" Monument wins, though.
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Old 12-05-12, 19:25
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^^^I have no idea what you're talking about

But I would like to nominate 2 of my favorites: Leukemans & GVA
But I do.
During the last seven years Boonen collected half of cobbles.
"The third men of Belgian cycling" together collected more than a half of what's been left.
Where's Cancellara in the equation?
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Is he better than Van Den Broeck?
De Gendt better than VDB? Is that really a question? It's just a matter of panache, style and racing mentality, regardless of the talent that I recognize that Van den Broeck has.
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Old 12-05-12, 22:57
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As I said - they're different kind of riders comparing to "the third men".
But you can suggest the third in their league.
Maybe Vanendert?
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Old 12-06-12, 04:28
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Gilbert i think after his WC win expoused about how good Leukemans was, saying something along the lines of we were the 2 strongest (i think).
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the third man...el pistolero, no doubt
Amen, jojo for the win.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:44
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Yep, for one-day races it's between Leukemans and Van Avermaet right now. I rate consistency and versatility higher than "lucky" Monument wins, though.
Vanmarcke was up there in a lot of cobbled races last 2 years... I rate consistency high too, but consistenty in riding for the win. Not consistency like Vdb or Leukemans: they are there in the final but aren't close to winning. I'd rather have a rider being 8th and did everything he can to try to win then classic riders like Hoste, Schlecks or Leukemans who cooperate with Gilbert to the finish line without any tactics. Those guys are happy with placings, so they aren't champions in my opinion.

The 3rd is between van Avermaet and De Gendt.
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Iljo Kiesse has no equal on the boards and he is rapidly becoming a force on the road too. he has more potential than anyone mentioned so far



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Why do you think that? Apart from six day racing, he didn't proof that much?
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Old 12-07-12, 00:09
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Iljo Kiesse has no equal on the boards and he is rapidly becoming a force on the road too. he has more potential than anyone mentioned so far



+1, From here on out, I hope Keisse continues his good performance both on the track and road.

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Why do you think that? Apart from six day racing, he didn't proof that much?
He won a lot of fans in the Tour of Turkey, and IMHO he showed great strength and fortitude in how he won.
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