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Who had the Best Season in The Last 5 Years?

Poll ended at 15 May 2013 17:59

Contador '09
2
2%
Wiggins '12
14
14%
Evans '11
3
3%
Gilbert '11
53
54%
Contador '11
No votes
Contador '08
16
16%
Boonen '12
6
6%
Cancellara '10
2
2%
Rodriguez '12
No votes
Other.
2
2%
 
Total votes : 98

16 Dec 2012 19:05

What.

Contador '08
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"The second place is not good."
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16 Dec 2012 19:05

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.

Voted for '08 Velasco :cool:
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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16 Dec 2012 19:06

The Hitch wrote:For a contador fan? No ****ing way.


Why ... ?
"The second place is not good."
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16 Dec 2012 19:08

Netserk wrote: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.

Voted for '08 Velasco :cool:


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.
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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16 Dec 2012 19:14

cavendish 2011
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16 Dec 2012 19:18

El Pistolero wrote: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 :cool:

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.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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16 Dec 2012 19:19

El Pistolero wrote: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

LaFlorecita wrote: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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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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16 Dec 2012 19:21

The Hitch wrote: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 . .
"The second place is not good."
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16 Dec 2012 19:22

Netserk wrote:It really was :cool:

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.
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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16 Dec 2012 19:25

El Pistolero wrote: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?
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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16 Dec 2012 19:29

El Pistolero wrote: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.


But after April there was really only Ronde van België before the nationals for Boonen. Then he won that and got injured at Pologne before the OG, but still had a more than decent autumn.
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16 Dec 2012 19:32

Netserk wrote:But after April there was really only Ronde van België before the nationals for Boonen. Then he won that and got injured at Pologne before the OG, but still had a more than decent autumn.


Yeah, that's what makes Gilbert's season better even if purely result wise it may not appear like that at first glance.

That broken rib didn't really hurt Boonen's chances much anyway. Boonen rode California by the way, not Belgium. He wasn't fast enough anymore to beat Sagan.

Maybe if Boonen raced more actively at the Olympics, won a GT stage and finished his season at Paris-Tours à la Degenkolb(but win instead). Even now Boonen still says what Gilbert did at the Belgian Nats in 2011 was the craziest thing he ever saw in his career.
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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16 Dec 2012 19:33

El Pistolero wrote:Yeah, that's what makes Gilbert's season better even if purely result wise it may not appear like that at first glance.

That broken rib didn't really hurt Boonen's chances much anyway. Boonen rode California by the way, not Belgium. He wasn't fast enough anymore to beat Sagan.


I know he didn't ride RvB, but it was the only race that suited him before the nats.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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16 Dec 2012 19:36

El Pistolero wrote: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.


+ it is not only about what they won. i think it's more important how they won, and who they beat.
Gilbert annihilated his competition. Purito, the Sclecks, etc.. they had no chance in the Ardennes. He beat Boonen with incredible ease in the nationals. He made Cancellara's move look foolish at the end of stage 1 in le Tour. (i know, it wasnt his terrain, but still) Boonen won the Ronde and Roubaix in the absence of Fabian
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16 Dec 2012 20:00

The Hitch wrote:Yeah lombardia organizers once again being anti Gilbert and staging the race in October when they knew he'd be off form


There's 2 cobbled Monuments in a short span of time. The two hilly Monuments are months apart. It's much easier to peak for one period than to peak for 2 or even 3 different periods.

Besides, AGR, FW and LBL have about the same field these days. If they change to finish of the AGR(a few km after the Cauberg) and the ridiculous name it could one day become the sixth Monument. Paris-Tours used to have that honour, but glory long gone.

Ronde van Limburg would be the perfect name for the AGR.
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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16 Dec 2012 20:08

08 AC

Is this the last time we will ever see one man win two GT in a single season?:D
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16 Dec 2012 20:17

No love for '12 Schleck? :D

I vote '08 Contador.

'12 Boonen = no Cancellara and nothing important after the classics
'12 Wiggins = no Contador, Schlecks, off form Evans, no real mountains
'11 Gilbert = 1 monument, no worlds
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16 Dec 2012 20:18

El Pistolero wrote:Besides, AGR, FW and LBL have about the same field these days. If they change to finish of the AGR(a few km after the Cauberg) and the ridiculous name it could one day become the sixth Monument. Paris-Tours used to have that honour, but glory long gone.

Ronde van Limburg would be the perfect name for the AGR.


No, that would be worse than renaming the Giro di Lombardia to Il Lombardia.
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16 Dec 2012 20:22

GPdesAmeriques wrote:No, that would be worse than renaming the Giro di Lombardia to Il Lombardia.


Who in their right mind wants a race named after bad beer?
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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16 Dec 2012 20:27

LaFlorecita wrote:What.

Contador '08
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:eek:He must be sleep deprived and hit the wrong key or his hand slipped on his mouse. Mod's s/b getting a personal message from him asking to have it changed.:D
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