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Cancellara or Boonen

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,282
edited June 2016 in Pro race
Who is your favourite?

Tom or Fab?
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Who is your Classics Favourite? 60 votes

Cancellara
51% 31 votes
Boonen
48% 29 votes
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,282
    Ignore the typo. I've been drinking Duvel in prep.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited September 2015
    Duvel for me as well this evening : )

    Booooooooooooonen
    Contador is the Greatest
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ignore the typo. I've been drinking Duvel in prep.


    What typo? ;)
  • Which classics, all of them? The spring ones, cobbled ones or just Flanders and Roubaix?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,282
    Which classics, all of them? The spring ones, cobbled ones or just Flanders and Roubaix?

    Doesn't matter. Who is your favourite? No details.
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  • RichN95 wrote:
    Which classics, all of them? The spring ones, cobbled ones or just Flanders and Roubaix?

    Doesn't matter. Who is your favourite? No details.

    As long as it's either Boonen or Cancellara. OK, my favourite is Emma Pooley. :D
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,785
    Duvel for me as well this evening : )
    You fools!! You'll never last... you've got to start on something below 6.5% (Kwaremont-ish?), THEN move UP to the eight point-fivers (yer Koppenbergers/Patenbergers, etc).

    You're like some Ignatiev mental breakaway...
  • Jacky Durand drinking tactics.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,282
    Look. We all like Jacky Durand. But this is a simple, binary choice. Tom or Fabian. No more, no less,
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,912
    Cancellara

    Tactically thick as pig sh!t but you have to admire a man who'll try to ride the world off his back wheel again and again.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Heart says Tommeke.
    Head says Spartacus.
  • Tusher wrote:
    Heart says Tommeke.
    Head says Spartacus.

    I thought Cancellara was Tony M? And I have seen banners at Roubaix for Bom Toonen! Just want to be clear on nicknames before I make a pick.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    I have trouble getting hold of Duvel :-(

    Might crack open a Gueuze though in honour of Tommeke.
    “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!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,139
    I reckon Tom has more options for victory....Canc has one option which is to try and distance everybody, however Tom has a few options, he can hold his own in breaks with everyone (save Canc) and can probably outsprint the other contenders if it ll gets neutralised and a bunch gets to the end. OPQS is far more useful that RNT as a team too.

    I reckon both will be on the podium though....

    Personally, i have a 65k MTB race in the morning, and I ve stocked up on wurst and kaas, and will stop by the take away and get myself some bitterballen and frikandel for my post ride blow out!* I have one Duvel left, but will need to find a couple more - although I'm concerned thy might put me to sleep!

    *Frits, not so good from anywhere nearby...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    ddraver wrote:
    Personally, i have a 65k MTB race in the morning, and I ve stocked up on wurst and kaas, and will stop by the take away and get myself some bitterballen and frikandel for my post ride blow out!* I have one Duvel left, but will need to find a couple more - although I'm concerned thy might put me to sleep!

    Dat is een beetje TE nederlands voor de ronde, toch?

    Je zou beter dat met een vaasje Amstel over een paar weken eten.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,282
    This pole is about who you prefer, not who you think will win.

    I like them both, but Tom has that little something extra (coke).
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    Tom obviously. Chinny has no soul

    The more important question is directed at ddraver. Who is this Jens Voight character? Is he related to Jens "pass the shovel" Voigt by any chance? :P
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    iainf72 wrote:
    Tom obviously. Chinny has no soul

    This. Marvellous athlete and all that, but.... leaves me utterly cold.

    That's not to say that Tom get's me hot, not in a Rick Chasey sort of way at any rate :wink:
    “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!
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Boonen for me :)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,139
    iainf72 wrote:
    Tom obviously. Chinny has no soul

    The more important question is directed at ddraver. Who is this Jens Voight character? Is he related to Jens "pass the shovel" Voigt by any chance? :P

    Iain, prefering a sprinter????????? This just in, Hell has frozen over and some pigs have been spotted doing loop the loops!

    My Jens is a super cool, East German Super-domestique/Rouler, with 6 kids and a very cool outlook on cycling - often gets compared to some other loser for some reason.... :|
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    ddraver wrote:

    Iain, prefering a sprinter????????? This just in, Hell has frozen over and some pigs have been spotted doing loop the loops!

    Tom isn't a sprinter. He's a norther classics man who can sprint a bit. Brother won his first Flanders solo, lets not forget.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    ddraver wrote:

    Iain, prefering a sprinter????????? This just in, Hell has frozen over and some pigs have been spotted doing loop the loops!

    Tom isn't a sprinter. He's a norther classics man who can sprint a bit. Brother won his first Flanders solo, lets not forget.

    To everyone's surprise!

    He won on the Champs Elysee the year before.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Tom has the boy-next-door persona- he's attractive to both men and women over several generations in that he's got that special quality that makes you want to-
    a) be his best mate
    b) rip his clothes off and make mad, wild passionate love to him
    c) mother him
    d) grandmother him
    e) wish he was your big brother

    but not all at the same time.



    Thus he manages to attract the vast majority of the population. Cavendish also posses this quality (obviously not to Iain, of course), so does Robbie Williams. And David Walliams. And David Tennant.

    Canc doesn't. It's a shame, but he just doesn't.


    Although, does anyone know if the Swiss revere him as the Flemish do Boonen?
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Tusher wrote:
    Tom has the boy-next-door persona- he's attractive to both men and women over several generations in that he's got that special quality that makes you want to-
    a) be his best mate
    b) rip his clothes off and make mad, wild passionate love to him
    c) mother him
    d) grandmother him
    e) wish he was your big brother

    but not all at the same time.



    Thus he manages to attract the vast majority of the population. Cavendish also posses this quality (obviously not to Iain, of course), so does Robbie Williams. And David Walliams. And David Tennant.

    Canc doesn't. It's a shame, but he just doesn't.


    Although, does anyone know if the Swiss revere him as the Flemish do Boonen?

    You don't know any men, do you?
  • Well I seem to be in the minority but Cancellara does it for me! Fabianese makes him even more special too. Still feeling gutted about what happened to him today.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    Boonen's won more monuments.


    6!

    This season, he was 2nd in Het Niewsblad, and so far has won E3, G-W and the Ronde.

    I mean, :shock:.

    We think this is normal because it's Boonen, but it really isn't.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Yeah, but Chinny never cacked his shorts live on international TV. Boonens a dirty, dirty boy.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    LangerDan wrote:
    Yeah, but Chinny never cacked his shorts live on international TV. Boonens a dirty, dirty boy.


    :shock:

    Pics or it didn't happen?!?!?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    LangerDan wrote:
    Yeah, but Chinny never cacked his shorts live on international TV. Boonens a dirty, dirty boy.


    :shock:

    Pics or it didn't happen?!?!?

    Roubaix 2007 - Boonen had stomach trouble and spent much of the race "touching cloth", before an unfortunate "follow-through" incident in the last section of the race.

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    There were more, eerrrr, vivid, shots during the live coverage but I think you may need to take out subscription to see that sort of video.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
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