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Will Boonen Finds His Best Form For The RVV?

Poll ended at 14 Mar 2013 16:54

Yes.
20
32%
No.
9
14%
Too early, he'll only have it in Roubaix.
19
30%
He won't perform at all.
5
8%
He'll be already good at MSR, no problem.
10
16%
 
Total votes : 63

23 Feb 2013 00:22

it's already his year. there won't be any competition - Pippo's gonna rock this 2013

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23 Feb 2013 00:28

Lexman wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 00:58

Don't be late Pedro wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 01:04

Afrank wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 04:19

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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23 Feb 2013 06:51

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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23 Feb 2013 10:02

Boonen will be ready for MSR, but QS's setup will make it difficult to show it.
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23 Feb 2013 10:19

Dazed and Confused wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 10:26

Miburo wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 10:51

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote: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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23 Feb 2013 11:21

Dazed and Confused wrote: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.


I think Astana will do everything they can to drop the sprinters on la mania (not sure if that's the correct name)
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24 Feb 2013 23:01

After what we've seen in Omloop, I think he's going to be ready for spring cobbles. Not already for M-SR, but for the cobbles certainly.
But I don't think De Ronde will take a big pre-race favorite like Boonen, Cancellara or Sagan. Someone from the second echelon will take the glory, I'd say.
In Paris - Roubaix should be different, though.
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24 Feb 2013 23:10

Too much disruption to his pre and early season. He may get close but, no, he won't find his best form for RvV.
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26 Feb 2013 15:01

No, I don't see him showing in either RVV or MSR. He may be in OK form, but top form will be for Roubaix.
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