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Tom Boonen Discussion Thread

10 Oct 2015 15:20

Either I suck at using the new search system (Lock if this is the case), or the best cobbles rider of this century still hasn't gotten his own discussion thread.

Was looking for it because I'd want to know if there's updates after his crash? Any idea what the prognosis is?
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10 Oct 2015 16:26

Chavanel had the same during Liege a couple years ago and started the Tour so he should be back for Qatar next season
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10 Oct 2015 16:31

Apparently he's feeling good and should be able to fly back to Belgium next week.

http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/show/tom-boonen-update/2449
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10 Oct 2015 17:09

DFA123 wrote:Apparently he's feeling good and should be able to fly back to Belgium next week.

http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/show/tom-boonen-update/2449


Ok, that's encouraging
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Re: Tom Boonen Discussion Thread

10 Oct 2015 17:16

Red Rick wrote:Either I suck at using the new search system (Lock if this is the case), or the best cobbles rider of this decade still hasn't gotten his own discussion thread.

Was looking for it because I'd want to know if there's updates after his crash? Any idea what the prognosis is?


I couldn't find Canc's discussion thread either :p
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10 Oct 2015 17:22

Red Rick wrote:
DFA123 wrote:Apparently he's feeling good and should be able to fly back to Belgium next week.

http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/show/tom-boonen-update/2449


Ok, that's encouraging

Yeah, I guess the immediate concern is the head injury, but if he has broken his collarbone or something as well, that could be more of a long term problem. He should be able to at least get on the trainer within a few weeks though so I reckon he'll be fine for the classics.
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Re: Tom Boonen Discussion Thread

10 Oct 2015 18:16

PremierAndrew wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Either I suck at using the new search system (Lock if this is the case), or the best cobbles rider of this decade still hasn't gotten his own discussion thread.

Was looking for it because I'd want to know if there's updates after his crash? Any idea what the prognosis is?


I couldn't find Canc's discussion thread either :p

Wait, how is this even a contest? Boonen's palmares in cobbled classics are miles ahead of Cancellara's.
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10 Oct 2015 20:32

boonen has a palmares better than cancellara but a super cancellara is better than boonen, and i am a big fan of boonen
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Re: Tom Boonen Discussion Thread

10 Oct 2015 20:32

Hugo Koblet wrote:
PremierAndrew wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Either I suck at using the new search system (Lock if this is the case), or the best cobbles rider of this decade still hasn't gotten his own discussion thread.

Was looking for it because I'd want to know if there's updates after his crash? Any idea what the prognosis is?


I couldn't find Canc's discussion thread either :p

Wait, how is this even a contest? Boonen's palmares in cobbled classics are miles ahead of Cancellara's.


For me, 'this decade' implies from 2010 as opposed to last 10 years. Therefore considering results and performances since 2010, I'd go for Canc
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10 Oct 2015 20:36

portugal11 wrote:boonen has a palmares better than cancellara but a super cancellara is better than boonen, and i am a big fan of boonen


Right now, yes, but would be interesting to see '05 Boonen vs '10 Cancellara
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10 Oct 2015 20:42

a super boonen is invincible on paris roubaix but a super cancellara is ivencible on Ronde van Vlaanderen
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10 Oct 2015 20:46

Is this a Boonen vs. Cancellara thread?

I was thinking of creating a topic like:
"Are Boonen and Cancellara going to win a cobbled classic in 2015, and should that be a good reason to stop"?
Please comment.
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10 Oct 2015 21:05

PremierAndrew wrote:
portugal11 wrote:boonen has a palmares better than cancellara but a super cancellara is better than boonen, and i am a big fan of boonen


Right now, yes, but would be interesting to see '05 Boonen vs '10 Cancellara


Or '12 Boonen vs '13 Cancellara... Anyway it would be nice to see them head to head in top form next year, although their top form is not guarantee of a monument win anymore, I think...
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10 Oct 2015 21:06

Canc was just better than Boonen, at least physically. I give boonen the strategic edge though.

But '05 Boonen wasn't that good, Canc '10 was for sure better
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10 Oct 2015 21:17

lol there are like 500 Boonen vs Cancellara threads already. Seems like we got another one

Only took 5 posts :p
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11 Oct 2015 04:27

I love Boonen....just seems like he was happier when he was winning vs. Cance and his "Stop marking me" attitude.

But...Boonen was living "on a cloud"....or is that "Up" in the clouds?

Still a big fan. I hope he has ONE good run left in him.
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11 Oct 2015 05:28

He looked pretty strong in the Worlds. Add my name to the list of someone who'd like to see both Boonen and Cancellara have a crash-free Spring Classics campaign next year. I suspect that neither have quite got a monument win in them now, but I'd like to see them in the mix one last time.
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11 Oct 2015 07:38

Miburo wrote:Canc was just better than Boonen, at least physically. I give boonen the strategic edge though.

But '05 Boonen wasn't that good, Canc '10 was for sure better


But, Canc would need to drop him or Boonen wins the sprint. Therefore the question is: would '10 Canc be able to drop Boonen on the cobbles? At RVV, possibly, but I really doubt it in PR
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11 Oct 2015 08:12

Lol, I meant to say best cobbles rider of the century
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