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View Poll Results: Who had the Best Season in The Last 5 Years?
Contador '09 2 2.04%
Wiggins '12 14 14.29%
Evans '11 3 3.06%
Gilbert '11 53 54.08%
Contador '11 0 0%
Contador '08 16 16.33%
Boonen '12 6 6.12%
Cancellara '10 2 2.04%
Rodriguez '12 0 0%
Other. 2 2.04%
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Gilbert's season in '11 is massively overrated!
Only a single monument and no worlds.
No important stage races.
A bunch of classics, semi-classics and stages.

If one really put so much in one day races, then Boonen's season this year was better.

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For a contador fan? No ****ing way.
Why ... ?
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Gilbert's season in '11 is massively overrated!
Only a single monument and no worlds.
No important stage races.
A bunch of classics, semi-classics and stages.

If one really put so much in one day races, then Boonen's season this year was better.

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It really wasn't. If Lombardia took place a week after LBL we all know who would've won that one. It's the way he won just about every single race on his terrain with such dominance.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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cavendish 2011
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It really wasn't. If Lombardia took place a week after LBL we all know who would've won that one. It's the way he won just about every single race on his terrain with such dominance.
It really was

Since AGR ended on the Cauberg two times ('04 and '11) have a rider won the Ardennes triple. = 20 %

Over a much longer time period only two have won the three main cobble races ('62 and '12), which makes it a whole lot more prestigious IMO.
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It really wasn't. If Lombardia took place a week after LBL we all know who would've won that one. It's the way he won just about every single race on his terrain with such dominance.
Yeah lombardia organizers once again being anti Gilbert and staging the race in October when they knew he'd be off form

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Why ... ?
Because he is always made out to.be the bad guy. And now that he failed a test people who hated him before anyway( because they were lance fans) and attacked him over chaingate, use it to make.him out to be some sort of subhuman gargoyle.
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Because he is always made out to.be the bad guy. And now that he failed a test people who hated him before anyway( because they were lance fans) and attacked him over chaingate, use it to make.him out to be some sort of subhuman gargoyle.
Ok agreed . .
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It really was

Since AGR ended on the Cauberg two times ('04 and '11) have a rider won the Ardennes triple. = 20 %

Over a much longer time period only two have won the three main cobble races ('62 and '12), which makes it a whole lot more prestigious IMO.
Uh, Gent-Wevelgem has changed position on the calender so many times that it really isn't a fair comparison. Route has also changed a dozen times already.

Besides, E3 Harelbeke > G-W.

It's not even that, Boonen slowed done after April. Gilbert didn't.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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It really wasn't. If Lombardia took place a week after LBL we all know who would've won that one. It's the way he won just about every single race on his terrain with such dominance.
And just like Gilbert would win the (uphill)sprint in the hilly classics, so would Boonen (in the cobbles), and yet Boonen soloed for nearly 60 km despite the knowledge that he could beat anyone in the velodroome. How long did Gilbert solo? 5-10 km or so in CSS?
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