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Boonen considers himself favourite for Worlds

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
edited April 2011 in Pro race
As it says:

http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrenn ... rt_over_wk

He names the standard 260km + sprinters and Gilbert recons it's too flat for him to do much.

Boonen also says that the asphalt is super-fast.

*woo!*

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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    He should certainly have a good chance. In the end it will depend how animated the race gets. If it largely stays together then Cav, Farrar, Pettachi would be the favourites, but if you start getting classics style splits etc and a small group ends up at the finish you'd bet on Boonen making it into it over the pure sprinters.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,464
    Bacon for the mouth. ?
    Philippe Gilbert on the trail is not on his glove. ?

    Damn I love google translate....
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    Bacon for the mouth. ?
    Philippe Gilbert on the trail is not on his glove. ?

    Damn I love google translate....

    It is indeed bacon for the mouth....
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,464
    Bacon for the mouth. ?
    Philippe Gilbert on the trail is not on his glove. ?

    Damn I love google translate....

    It is indeed bacon for the mouth....

    I hate to think where Belgians might put bacon that wasn't for the mouth...

    Just out of interest, am I right in assuming that Gilbert is a Walloon, while Boonen is Flemmish?
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397

    Just out of interest, am I right in assuming that Gilbert is a Walloon, while Boonen is Flemmish?

    Yes
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    Bacon for the mouth. ?
    Philippe Gilbert on the trail is not on his glove. ?

    Damn I love google translate....

    It is indeed bacon for the mouth....

    I hate to think where Belgians might put bacon that wasn't for the mouth...

    Just out of interest, am I right in assuming that Gilbert is a Walloon, while Boonen is Flemmish?

    Joking aside, I think it's more "something to have an appetite for". It's like what bacon is for the mouth.

    Gilbert does a good job keeping both the Flandrians and Wallonians happy.

    The flemish riders have less concern about that.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    http://www.sporza.be/permalink/1.1011908

    The associated video.

    Not sure about Boonen's attire. At least it's better than a "I f*ck on the first date" T-shirt.
  • http://www.sporza.be/permalink/1.1011908

    The associated video.

    Not sure about Boonen's attire. At least it's better than a "I f*ck on the first date" T-shirt.

    He looks like he is wearing a mime costume.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Here he is checking out the course with Gilbert recently.

    preview-duo.jpg
    Contador is the Greatest
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Are all Belgians bilingual?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    Tusher wrote:
    Are all Belgians bilingual?

    Often, but language is a little (very) controversial in Belgium!!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,890
    Here he is checking out the course with Gilbert recently.

    preview-duo.jpg


    I think the Everlast team need to get a new bike sponsor.
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