Tour of Flanders 2012

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Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby Daccordi Rider » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:32 pm

This weekend. My favourite classic. Can Fab blow them away again on the climbs, will someone sneak off into the distance whilst the favourites mark each other, will Tom outsprint them all?

Can't wait. :D
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby roller » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:46 pm

two thumbs up :D
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby RICHARDH » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:30 am

Will Boonen and Cancellara cancel each other out ? Not sure if Greenedge have a rider for this one. Sagan is being pumped up but i reckon he doesn't have the form beat Tom or Fabian.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby ChainBreak » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:32 am

It's gonna be a good one :D
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby igstar » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:01 am

I wouldn't write off the world number one cyclist - Gerrans... I was so impressed with his last victory and how he handled Cancellara
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby MichaelB » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:17 am

Looking fwd to the race, hoping to watch it either here in Korea at a mates place, or the recorded version at home

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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby RICHARDH » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:02 pm

igstar wrote:I wouldn't write off the world number one cyclist - Gerrans... I was so impressed with his last victory and how he handled Cancellara


Ohhh i would, especially as he isn't starting the race :wink: . Greenedge will be holding him and Albasini back till Amstel, Fleche Wallone and Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby reeves » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:55 pm

Cancellara has gone down very hard and is out:(

Collar bone!!!
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:57 pm

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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby RICHARDH » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:01 pm

Is Sagan still dropped? looks like this is falling into Boonen's hands. Gilbert is looking pretty good.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby HAKS » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:33 pm

Langeveld (GreenEdge) gone in a nasty accident with a spectator :(
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby briztoon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:44 am

HAKS wrote:Langeveld (GreenEdge) gone in a nasty accident with a spectator :(


Waiting to here how he is.
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Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:15 am

Tom :-)
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby norbs » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:36 am

toolonglegs wrote:Tom :-)


When those 3 got away, it was a pretty good chance Boonen would be able to out sprint Ballan and Poz.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:44 am

geez pippo was very close to dropping tommeke there. no cakewalk for the big guy but once it flattened out, he was always in the box seat.

i had a laugh at some of the commentary
"tom's won it twice, but the fans refuse to refer to him as the lion of flanders"
"that's cos he lives in sunny monaco, instead of training in the cold and sleet of flanders"
"i think he enjoys the monaco lifestyle as much as the weather"
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby PawPaw » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:14 am

bummer about Cancellara, my hero. triple break of the clavicle. out of the classics for the rest of 2012.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby Daccordi Rider » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:56 am

I bet Pozzato and Ballan wish the Muur was there as much as I do. A longer climb there may have done Tom in but he was always going to get the sprint.

The new route lacked the excitement of the old one I reckon.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby igstar » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:52 am

Great to see GreenEdge register another major victory - their season has really been stellar so far... Too bad the men didn't do as well this time.

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Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:42 pm

I agree the new route didn't seem as exciting, visually at least.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby JV911 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:42 am

briztoon wrote:
HAKS wrote:Langeveld (GreenEdge) gone in a nasty accident with a spectator :(


Waiting to here how he is.


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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby gururug » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:51 am

How can a front wheel pop off so easy?
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby Aushiker » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:23 am



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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby cf73 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:41 am

I was gutted to see Cancellara go down and out, my favourite rider.

I didnt think that this years race was anywhere near as good to watch, is last years route the 'normal' route? I know they changed it this year but has it always been the same before this year? I hope the organisers do not have the same route as this year again.

Question...what are peoples opinion on the Langeveld incident?? Just a racing incident? I think it was rider error...at that speed why was he going down that way? The spectator had no where to go.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby Chuck » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:12 am

^why did the spectator move?^

What about the driving from some of the team cars trying to get past the peloton :shock:

I was disappointed that Pippo didn't counter after Ballan's attacks. He's ridden with and against Boonen enough to know how a sprint would end.
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Re: Tour of Flanders 2012

Postby jules21 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:18 am

Chuck wrote: ^why did the spectator move?^

he panicked after the peloton starting encroaching on his left, then found SL coming on his right. he shouldn't have been standing there at all, but SL was ambitious in moving onto the footpath(?)
Chuck wrote:I was disappointed that Pippo didn't counter after Ballan's attacks. He's ridden with and against Boonen enough to know how a sprint would end.

the agreement between them was apparently that pippo wouldn't cover a ballan attack - if he got away, he could have the win, and that pippo was hoping that if boonen covered all ballan's attacks, he wouldn't have the legs in the sprint. didn't work obviously.
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