2011 Classics... Pick one rider!

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Jun 16, 2009
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Ferminal said:
M-SR: Ale Jet
RvV: Gilbert
G-W: Leukemans
P-R: Boonen
AGR: Gilbert
FW: Anton
L-B-L: Samu
San Seb: TGBM
P-T: Greipel
GdL: Evens
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M-SR: Ale Jet
RvV: Breschel
G-W: Quinziato
P-R: Boonen
AGR: Gilbert
FW: Evans
L-B-L: Evans
San Seb: Who cares?
P-T: Greipel
GdL: Gilbert
 
Oct 25, 2010
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M-SR: Cavendish
RvV: Cancellara
G-W: Flecha
P-R: Cancellara
AGR: Ricco'
FW: Anton
L-B-L: F. Schleck
San Seb: Luis Leon
P-T: Gilbert
GdL: Gesink
 
Aug 26, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Van Avermat
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Haussler
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Vanmarcke
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Pozzato
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Anton
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Gerdemann
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Gesink
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Terpstra
Paris–Tours (France) - Bole
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Cunego
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) Boonen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) Breschel
Paris–Roubaix (France) Hushovd
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) Gesink
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) Gilbert
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) Samu
Paris–Tours (France) Farrar
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) Cunego
 
Oct 6, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Boonen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Haussler
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Breschel
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Evans
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Evans
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Gesink
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Terpstra
Clásica de San Sebastián - Sammy Sanchez
Paris–Tours (France) - Greipel
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Evans
 
Sep 24, 2009
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Milan – San Remo: Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen: tom beans
Gent–Wevelgem: jurgen roelandts
Paris–Roubaix: tom beans
Amstel Gold Race: kolobnev
Flèche Wallonne: anton
Liège–Bastogne Liege: gilbert
Clásica de San Sebastián:
Paris–Brussels: greipel
Paris–Tours: farrar
Giro di Lombardia: samuel sanchez

I find it curious to see that boonen is seen as a major competitor for M-S-R, I'm a big fan of boonen but I think that last season was his last chance to win it, he lacks the acceleration to beat boys like cavendish and farrar.

also curious to see that breschel is tipped as the big favourite for de ronde van vlaandereren, I'm thinking the boy is being hyped a bit.
 
El Pistolero said:
Quite funny how no one tips Boonen for the Ronde.

He was the best in 2005/2006. Crashed in 2007. Was probably the best in 2008 and 2009 but forced in the defensive because of he who shall not be named.

2010 was the only real year he wasn't the strongest.
Translation: I'm a Belgian and can't stand when people don't tip my favorite and our second best (Gilbert is the best) rider for our classic. Because I'm chauvinistic + obvious Boonen fanboy.
DUDE. Not the goal of this topic to whine about people not tipping your favorite rider. For f. sake! You are becoming so predictable in your posts.

Anyhow:

Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Pozzato
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Cavendish
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Gesink
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Evans
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Hesjedal
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - who really cares instead I'll add
Giro dell Emilia (Italy) - Jakob Fuglsang
Paris–Tours (France) - Breschel
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Nibali
 
Oct 10, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Cav
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Breschel
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Cancellara
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Anton/F.Schleck
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Evans/A.Schleck
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Gesink
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Greipel
Paris–Tours (France) - Greipel/Cav
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Cunego/Cancellara
 
Aug 7, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Hushovd
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Haussler
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Gilbert
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Gilbert
Gent-Wevelgem (Belgium) - Dunno
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Dunno
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Dunno
Paris–Tours (France) - Farrar
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Gilbert

also
Worlds - Cancellara for the double.

EDIT
Would be very interesting to look at these guesses in a years time :D
 
Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Vino
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Gillbert
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Leukemans
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Leukemans
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Ricco
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Anton
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Cancellara
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Vino
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Greipel
Paris–Tours (France) - Petacchi
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Cancellara
 
May 20, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy) Pozzato
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) Canc
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) Pozzato
Paris–Roubaix (France) Canc
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) Ricco
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) Andy
Clásica de San Sebastián (Spain) Sanchez, S.
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) Goss
Paris–Tours (France) Boonen
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) Sanchez, S.
 
Milan – San Remo (Italy)- Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)- Gilbert
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium)- Voeckler
Paris–Roubaix (France)- Hushovd
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)- Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)- Haussler
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium)- Cunego
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain)- S. Sanchez
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium)- Blythe
Paris–Tours (France)- Boonen
Giro di Lombardia (Italy)- G Thomas
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium) - Flecha
Milan – San Remo (Italy)- Haussler
Dwaars door Vlandaaren (Belgium) - Leukeman
E3 Prisj (Belgium) - Cancellara
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium)- Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)- Leukeman
Schedlerprijs (Belgium) - McEwan
Paris–Roubaix (France)- Thomas
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)- Evans
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)- Baby Schleck
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium)- Vino
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain)- S Sanchez
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium)- McEwan
Paris–Tours (France)- Gilbert
Giro di Lombardia (Italy)- Uran

Ive tried to be interesting rather than just go with cancellara and gilbert for everything, if i get one right i will be surprised
 
Feb 25, 2010
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Milan – San Remo (Italy)- Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)- Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium)- Sep Vanmarcke
Paris–Roubaix (France)- Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)- Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)- Anton
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium)- Gilbert
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain)- S. Sanchez
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium)- McEwen
Paris–Tours (France)- Boonen
Giro di Lombardia (Italy)- Gilbert

It is slightly biased :p
 
jens_attacks said:
Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Vino
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Gillbert
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Leukemans
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Leukemans
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Ricco
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Anton
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Cancellara
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Vino
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Greipel
Paris–Tours (France) - Petacchi
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Cancellara
We can only dream...
 
Nov 23, 2009
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Milan – San Remo (Italy)- Greipel
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)- Haussler
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium)- Farrar
Paris–Roubaix (France)- Hushovd
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)- Gesink
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)- Rodriguez
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium)- Cunego
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain)- Kolobnev
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium)- A.Rasmussen
Paris–Tours (France)- Boonen
Giro di Lombardia (Italy)- Ricco
 
Jun 16, 2009
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Ferminal said:
We can only dream...
He'd probably do a suicidal attack from 50km out!:D
Marcus135 said:
Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Boonen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Haussler
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Breschel
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Evans
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Evans
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Gesink
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Terpstra
Clásica de San Sebastián - Sammy Sanchez
Paris–Tours (France) - Greipel
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Evans
It is just so tempting to put evans for everyone!
:D
 
Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Greipel
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Leukemans
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Breschel
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Hushovd
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - A Schleck
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Rodriguez
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Gilbert
Clásica de San Sebastián (Spain) - Tondo
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - Keukeleire
Paris–Tours (France) - Bole
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Nibali
 
Jan 18, 2010
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Milan – San Remo - Mark Cavendish
Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tom Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem - Boasson Hagen
Paris–Roubaix - B Leukemans
Amstel Gold Race - P Sagan
Flèche Wallonne - Frank Schleck
Liège–Bastogne–Liège - Vinokourov
Clásica de San Sebastián - J Rodriguez
Paris–Brussels - Adam Blythe
Paris–Tours - Alan Davis
Giro di Lombardia - Phillipe Gilbert
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Translation: I'm a Belgian and can't stand when people don't tip my favorite and our second best (Gilbert is the best) rider for our classic. Because I'm chauvinistic + obvious Boonen fanboy.
DUDE. Not the goal of this topic to whine about people not tipping your favorite rider. For f. sake! You are becoming so predictable in your posts.

Anyhow:

Milan – San Remo (Italy) - Pozzato
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) - Boonen
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) - Cavendish
Paris–Roubaix (France) - Boonen
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) - Gilbert
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) - Gesink
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) - Evans
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) - Hesjedal
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) - who really cares instead I'll add
Giro dell Emilia (Italy) - Jakob Fuglsang
Paris–Tours (France) - Breschel
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) - Nibali
No, it's just strange that everyone tipped the same guy for the Ronde while he has yet to prove him against the big guns. Cancellara not participating in the Ronde or Roubaix is also only a rumour for now. So I certainly wouldn't tip Breschel to even top 3 in Flanders. I wouldn't have said anything, but there were like 10 guys tipping Breschel for the Ronde. Sorry if you want this topic to be a boring sum up your list of riders topic. An ontopic discussion is always welcome.

It seems you also buy into the stuff the Sporza commentators keep saying about Philippe Gilbert being the best Belgian cyclist. Boonen is a better sprinter and cobbled specialist. Gilbert is a way better rouleur(that's good on all types of terrain). Who's better? The one without injuries and past coke suspensions I suppose ;) But when the **** hits the fan, Boonen beats Gilbert on a terrain where Gilbert was thought to be unbeatable. They're both extremely good cyclists and think it's useless to call one better than the other. Especially because they're two totally different cyclists... =/

By the way: did you take into account the new profile for Gent-Wevelgem? They added a lot more hills now. I just don't see Cavendish surviving till the end. Perhaps Freire, but I would be surprised by Cavendish.

And how can I be a chauvinistic Belgian when I voted for N-VA(Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie)? Think about that one will ya. I don't even like this handicapped Federal Belgian state with its 4 million Franskiljons. I know you Dutchies probably don't know anything about Belgium, but really Chauvinistic Belgians? Have you paid any attention to Belgian politics the last decade?
 
Milan – San Remo (Italy) Pozzato
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium) Gilbert
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium) Freire
Paris–Roubaix (France) Sagan
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) Kolobnev
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) Cancellara
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium) Valverde
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain) Freire
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium) Cavendish
Paris–Tours (France) Greipel
Giro di Lombardia (Italy) Gilbert
 
Boonen beats Gilbert on a terrain he was unbeatable?? You refer to the Belgian championships? That's bull**** then. That was a group sprint of 25 on the flat. On a light hilly championship with the hill too far from the finish.

If you want to do comparisons do it right for crying out loud. Gilbert can become 3rd in the Tour of Flanders and probably top 10 in Roubaix if he wants to.
Boonen cannot do a top 10 in the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone or Liege even if he tried. :rolleyes:
God this is why I generally hate Boonen fanboys.

You would sometimes consider ACF94 as a mild, no-nonsense and absolutely objective Evans fan compared to Boonen-fans like you
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Boonen beats Gilbert on a terrain he was unbeatable?? You refer to the Belgian championships? That's bull**** then. That was a group sprint of 25 on the flat. On a light hilly championship with the hill too far from the finish.

If you want to do comparisons do it right for crying out loud. Gilbert can become 3rd in the Tour of Flanders and probably top 10 in Roubaix if he wants to.
Boonen cannot do a top 10 in the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone or Liege even if he tried. :rolleyes:
God this is why I generally hate Boonen fanboys.

You would sometimes consider ACF94 as a mild, no-nonsense and absolutely objective Evans fan compared to Boonen-fans like you
Mate, it wasn't a normal sprint, hence Gilbert still coming second in it(he's a good sprinter, but there were better sprinters in that group). It was a course tailor made for Gilbert.

Gilbert cannot win the green jersey at the Tour, even if he tried :rolleyes:

Two different cyclists like I said. Boonen has a better shot at winning 3 monuments. Gilbert can win them all, but he isn't as strong as Boonen in the 3 monuments(MSR, RVV and PR). So, I think it still balances out :)
 
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