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Old 01-25-13, 16:14
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Wasn't Stannard one of the only ones who managed to not lose ground on Boonen when he was chasing in last years race? Granted he didn't close the gap, but everyone else was going backwards whilst chasing if I remember correctly (which I may not). Of course everyone else may have been keeping their powder dry and racing for second place. Either way, Stannard looked strong last year in PR.I agree it's not necessarily a sign of massive potential, but he seems to have the right attributes.
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Old 01-25-13, 16:22
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Wasn't Stannard one of the only ones who managed to not lose ground on Boonen when he was chasing in last years race? Granted he didn't close the gap, but everyone else was going backwards whilst chasing if I remember correctly (which I may not). Of course everyone else may have been keeping their powder dry and racing for second place. Either way, Stannard looked strong last year in PR.I agree it's not necessarily a sign of massive potential, but he seems to have the right attributes.
The whole Sky team constantly lost time to Boonen last year in PR. IIRC Boom managed to take 20 secs back with his attack, Stannard on the other hand disappeared totally. Tbh I found his WC RR last year much more impressive than his spring.
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Old 01-25-13, 16:31
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Obviously, because he's British.

Ryo however made it sound like GT comes from England, he doesn't. He's from Wales.

What's up with the Ian Stannard hype anyway? I know they don't have many better cyclists in their team for Roubaix, but come on.
lol, you just keep on trying don't you? just take your losses and go on. nobody thinks you are right and you aren't
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Old 01-25-13, 16:39
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lol, you just keep on trying don't you? just take your losses and go on. nobody thinks you are right and you aren't
No, you're wrong about him coming from England. What losses? That you can't read that he was talking about an English team to which you responded "where do you think he comes from?". Well, not England smart-***.
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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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Old 01-25-13, 16:39
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please go on making a fool of yourself
The problem is with the original quote Rio....when BlenJones2 used the word Britain, but actually meant the word England; otherwise his post doesn't makes any sense.
It a fairly pointless spat, but perhaps illustrative of our difficulty in understanding eachother, and also it gets tiresome correcting everyones little slips
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Old 01-25-13, 17:20
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No, you're wrong about him coming from England. What losses? That you can't read that he was talking about an English team to which you responded "where do you think he comes from?". Well, not England smart-***.
lol. I see I het your nerve button again just say whatever I say in reverse /el calimero strategy

also of course I know thomas is from wales. I'm the author of the eurotour db. nobody knows more about cycling and facts like those than I do, I'm sure of.
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I thought Geraint Thomas was going to win the Tour de France this year? His performance on Wilunga did not indicate that!
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second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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Old 01-26-13, 08:16
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G will at least podium P-R one day. He has never shown anything in the Ardennes though. Henao, Uran, EBH and JTL will fight out Skys Ardennes leadership
Edvald will not do any of the Ardennes this year. At least that is the plan for now. He will take a short brake after the cobbles, relax and slowly start preparing for the Tour. Concerning GT, he has comparable climbing skills with EBH apart from EBH's explosiveness and could be a contender in the finales in AGR and LBL in years to come.

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I thought Geraint Thomas was going to win the Tour de France this year? His performance on Wilunga did not indicate that!
Not sure who was saying that, people have said he's a contender for the cobbles and the performance overnight is an irrelevance to his chances in Flanders. Some might actually it's a positive as he may now realise he's never going to be a decent climber and he will hopefully concentrate on what he is best at.
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Not sure who was saying that, people have said he's a contender for the cobbles and the performance overnight is an irrelevance to his chances in Flanders. Some might actually it's a positive as he may now realise he's never going to be a decent climber and he will hopefully concentrate on what he is best at.
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