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'Flandrien' of 2013

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited October 2013 in Pro race
After some discussion in another thread, who do you think came closest to being a 'Flandrien' in 2013?

Some nominations:
- Cancellara for winning the cobbled classics that matter
- Adam Hansen for being a tough, dependable hard worker completing all 3 GTs again and winning a cold rainy stage in the Giro
- Ciolek for winning a monument through the snow and rain-soaked ToB stage
- Nibali for winning in the snow on the Tre Cime in the Giro, taking the Tirreno on that rained-out stage, and working his socks off for a home audience at the Worlds after having come back after crashing
- Sep Vanmarcke for actually being Flemish and riding an attacking race and almost winning Paris-Roubaix
- Jurgen Roelants for actually being Flemish and riding an attacking race in the Flemish race that really matters

Any others? Who gets your vote?

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Apparently the Belgium`s gave the title to Froome :roll:
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,641
    Canc or Nibbles for me, although if it were nt for the worlds, Froome is not a bad shout...

    Who was the little polish guy from OPQS in the white jersey fight with Quintana, he was a plucky guy too?
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  • How about Zdenek Stybar as another nominee?

    I'm biased because Ciolek is my favourite rider, but my vote goes to him. Obvs MSR, but also that ToB stage seemed so unsuited to a 'sprinter' and again in 'EPIC' conditions.

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  • ddraver wrote:
    Who was the little polish guy from OPQS in the white jersey fight with Quintana, he was a plucky guy too?

    Michal Kwiatkowski.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,641
    ddraver wrote:
    Who was the little polish guy from OPQS in the white jersey fight with Quintana, he was a plucky guy too?

    Michal Kwiatkowski.

    Yeah 'im

    Can I nominate him for the white jersey Flandrien?
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,592
    Apparently the Belgium`s gave the title to Froome :roll:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-ave ... ear-prizes

    I know. I mean, what do the Belgians know about cycling?




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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,050
    When grown men were in tears and some great Belgian 'hardmen' quit.

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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Yeah, of course, Sagan. Up there. Although, a bit 'flashy' for a Flandrien, not?

    Rui Costa has been prolific in bad weather this year: that rained out stage in the Alps, the Worlds. Don't know what he does on cobbles... It's not been a bad year for bad-weather-riders.

    Cancellara still gets it for me; next to the cobbles win a 3rd in that San Remo seals it.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,017
    Another nomination for Stybar here. Great cross rider, showing promise in the Northern classics and riding on a Belgie team so pretty much perfect Flandrien material.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,316 Lives Here
    Canc. Did the cobbled double double.

    Froome gets an honourable mention for exhibiting all qualities of Flandrian in a stage race (except in worlds - but I forgive him that since Canc was barely better)
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Pross wrote:
    Another nomination for Stybar here. Great cross rider, showing promise in the Northern classics and riding on a Belgie team so pretty much perfect Flandrien material.
    The new Andrei Tchmil, perhaps
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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