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08 Apr 2012 13:24

Are they dangling Tom out there and letting him burn his matches?
Lot of non sky riders getting a free ride.
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

Rabobank should do something.....
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

For all of their advantage, Sky isn't making a dent in Tom's lead.
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:He might win, but he'd be far more certain if he was with the group of 8 right now.


Rubbish. With 4 Sky riders?.. This is why Tom is a champ.
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

Stannard gone
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:People so overrate Sky.

They are not going to catch Boonen unless there is a strong counter attack.


The problem being they have to tow a certain sprinter around for some of the spring classics.

Rabbo's got two guys in that group. If they can let Boonen hang out there and burn with sky keeping the pace up, it could work out very well. How many guys from Boonen's team in the chase?
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08 Apr 2012 13:25

Boonens first victim drops then.
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08 Apr 2012 13:26

Pippo_San wrote:I love Tommeke but this is getting real clinic stuff...


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08 Apr 2012 13:26

It's incredible how Sky allow Tepstra to... "play defence" allowing him in 2nd or 3rd place... No wonder the gap is going up.
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08 Apr 2012 13:26

This is kind of Epic - at least at this stage of the game.
Bet Cancellara is jealous.
Can't wait for Boonen to pull a mascot/charm from his pocket and show it to the cameras. ;)
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08 Apr 2012 13:26

Sky better start riding proper now.
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08 Apr 2012 13:26

thehog wrote:Go stand in he corner for a few minutes. Have good hard think about what you're saying. Come back when you're ready to contribute intelligently. Don't waste my time.


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08 Apr 2012 13:27

If they want to catch him all should help chasing. Not only Sky for **** sake, lame Rabo's
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

Motorbike increasing Boonen's gap even more :rolleyes:
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

maltiv wrote:Pozzato and Ballan looked back to wait for something (I have no idea what), which caused Terpstra and Boonen to get a gap. They didn't attack or even increase the pace.


I think Pozzato had just taken a turn in the front and waved to Ballan to close the gap, who refused for some reason, and none of the other guys in the group wanted to do **** either. Terpstra and Boonen looked completely surprised when they saw they had a gap without even even having attacked; but they accepted the gift they were given.
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

Stop for a moment and realize that a few years from now, we'll be thinking to ourselves "I remember watching live when Boonen tried that epic move back in 2012".

Whether he makes it or not, this is one of those cycling moments we'll remember forever......


.....and the gap keeps growing
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

It's all going to come down to what happens when the big guys finally take charge back there, the Sky guys can limit the gap, but it's going to have to be the leaders to pull Boonen back.
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

No one is leaving Boonen out there. They've been working to bring him back since he got the gap and he's taken a minute on them.
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

I doubt boonen loses this, if they push it on pave the groups will only get destroyed .
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08 Apr 2012 13:27

At least Sky are trying

Everyone else hoping
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