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the exit is nearing for Boonen
Last Post 08/05/2013 05:49 PM by jacques anquetil. 13 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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08/03/2013 10:46 AM
"The urge to win is gone" and "getting more conscious about the dangers of cycling". Had this been a good year he might have retired already but either way the exit is near.





http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2698/Sport/article/detail/3486575/2013/08/03/Boonen-Drang-om-te-winnen-ebt-weg-door-gevaren-in-het-fietsen.dhtml
Master50

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08/03/2013 11:23 AM
I have wondered about the nature of his past dominance and never came to this conclusion
jacques_anquetil

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08/03/2013 12:06 PM
wasn't he known to say he'd retire at 30 regardless of how he was doing? he's 32 now.
Oldfart

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08/03/2013 12:14 PM
He did Jacques.
BikeCzar

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08/03/2013 02:00 PM
One of the greats.
jmdirt

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08/03/2013 02:44 PM
My comments about TB belong on the Dark Side Forum.

Yes, one of the greats, like 7.
pabiker

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08/03/2013 10:04 PM
Take those comments over there then.

For here Boonen is a cycling God.
ChinookPass

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08/04/2013 12:06 AM
Classics guys should always retire the day after PR.
Keith Richards

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08/04/2013 01:48 PM
I got nothing but respect for Boonen, doping or not. Dude always rode his ass off and his comments lead me to believe he is nothing but gentleman and a hoot of a human being to hang out with.

On the actual topic...dude has been at the elite level for more than 1/2 of his life at this point. I am sure he has plenty of paper to keep him comfortable. Why not head to the friendly confines of the play-by-play booth?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
vtguy

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08/04/2013 03:10 PM
Always enjoyed watching him ride -- and like Keith said, seemed like a decent person off the bike as well. Nobody rode the cobbles better.
GJanney

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08/05/2013 12:32 PM
Would love to see him try to grab PR #5 before officially calling it quits.
jmdirt

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08/05/2013 02:57 PM
"seemed like a decent person off the bike as well." Yah, because he knows how to party! ;]
Keith Richards

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08/05/2013 04:19 PM
Actually...yeah. Exactly. Eddy Merckx was known to enjoy the occasional cig during the off season.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jacques_anquetil

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08/05/2013 05:49 PM
"the intelligent choice" LOL!


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