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View Poll Results: Will Boonen Finds His Best Form For The RVV?
Yes. 20 31.75%
No. 9 14.29%
Too early, he'll only have it in Roubaix. 19 30.16%
He won't perform at all. 5 7.94%
He'll be already good at MSR, no problem. 10 15.87%
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Old 02-22-13, 23:22
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it's already his year. there won't be any competition - Pippo's gonna rock this 2013

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Boonen will get fit for P-R but i doubt he will win it against a super motivated Cancellara...
What kind of form is Cancellara in though? Has he shown anything recently? He may be playing his cards close to his chest but I would be slightly concerned. That and various issues off the road cannot have helped.
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What kind of form is Cancellara in though? Has he shown anything recently? He may be playing his cards close to his chest but I would be slightly concerned. That and various issues off the road cannot have helped.
Cancellara could be in sub-par form or he could be right on course. He didn't show much in Qatar or Oman like he usually would when on course to a peak. Of course there wasn't any wind in Qatar, so he wasn't really able to do much. And in Oman the competition was much stronger then it has been in the past. So it's understandable that he wouldn't do much in these races.

The advantage Cance has on Boonen is he didn't have a injury to delay his training. We'll have to wait until Strade Bianche to see where his form is at.
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The advantage Cance has on Boonen is he didn't have a injury to delay his training. We'll have to wait until Strade Bianche to see where his form is at.
I guess it is hard to really judge until we see him in full competition mode.

Looking forward to RVV. If all the contenders turn up could be really good racing.

Also, be interesting to see how Sagan has improved since last year. He looked strong until the final climb iirc when perhaps he was too aggressive.
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The one worry id have for cancellara is this luigi nonsense. If its all ok on that front then he'll be fine.

If not, im joining the other voices backing pippo as the man to beat for the Giro delle Fiandre
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I think he will have his best form for RVV but he will not win.

I expect him to attack at least once in Omloop.
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Boonen will be ready for MSR, but QS's setup will make it difficult to show it.
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Boonen will be ready for MSR, but QS's setup will make it difficult to show it.
Cavendish, you mean? I don't think Cavendish will survive. He already failed many times since '09.
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Cavendish, you mean? I don't think Cavendish will survive. He already failed many times since '09.
Headwind and better "form" is all it takes. I wouldn't write Cav off just yet.
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Headwind and better "form" is all it takes. I wouldn't write Cav off just yet.
yep, I think Cav has a shot at it this year. The Holm/Aldag setup will give him another chance. Not a favorite (if thats even possible to have in MSR) of course.
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