JAB1973 said:I must disagree on your definition of "Classics."
You don't even include all the Monuments (missing LBL).
Not only that...things have specialized so much (cobbles vs climbs) that you really should split these.
Boonen will be considered one of the great cobbled classics riders. 3 P-R and 2 Tours of Flanders must put him up there with the best. Even Roger DeVlamink (sp?) only won Flanders one time (and it was a bit of a hollow win at that). I doubt anyone would say old Roger was not a great.
True, I forgot LBL
I think there are riders who can win flanders or roubaix and lombardy or LBL: Devolder and Cancellara, when in good shape, could win Lombardy. Gilbert did win the "hilliest" classic (Lombardy) and the "flattest" (Tours) in the same year, so it must be achievable