Pentacycle wrote:Lol, both Terpstra and Chava did a lot of work for Boonen during the race, tbh Chavanel is overrated on cobbles. He's never been that good in P-R, even without the flat tires. Still for Niki it was the best form of his career, Chavanel is way more reliable. He's also a much better climber.
Exactly what did Terpstra do for Boonen at the Ronde? A few pulls after that crash on one of the hills, but that was about it. When he attacked near the final he was probably trying to pull a Devolder and didn't help Boonen anyway. At Roubaix he was a great domestique though. Chava had a flat tire there, but yeah, it's not suited to him, he can still ride a top ten there though without bad luck.