Roger De Vlaeminck talks about P-R note: some of flemish expressions translated poorly
"Rather Cancellara than Boonen" Sporza - 09/04/10 vr 09/04/2010 - 17:33
Roger De Vlaeminck is still the record holder with 4 wins[..] "Behind Cancellara and Boonen it's third category"
"I only see 2 possible winners: Cancellara and Boonen. The rest is not 2nd category, but 3rd category [not to be taken literally]. Cancellara and Boonen break away when they want to. In de Ronde Boonen came short. I am not sure how he can make up for that [form] in one week".
Belga "But I hope Boonen has closed the gap [form] , then we will see a nice final. I'd rather see Cancellara win though"If Tom Boonen wins, his [P-R] tally comes at 4 wins, equaling Roger De Vlaeminck's record.
"I'd rather see Cancellara win, but if Boonen is the best, it's ok for me if he wins. I care about my record, but i am not going to [get ill over it]."
What does Roger De Vlaeminck think of the other favorites?
Filippo Pozzato: "Had diahrea this week. After 220 à 230 km he is finished."
Juan Antonio Flecha: "Why does he let his team work in de Ronde ? He doesn't know himself. Something like this did not happen [in our time], I don't understand it."
Matti Breschel: "Who is he? What has he proved? Won Dwars door Vlaanderen ? That is nothing compared to De Ronde or P-R. He had some bad luck, but I don't pity him, and Cancellara won't either."
Stijn Devolder: "Nice guy - it's ok [i'd like it] if he wins. He can go a long way, but at the end he is probably not strong enough.."
Leif Hoste and Johan Vansummeren: "[It's going to be nothing]"
Thor Hushovd: "If in form he could compete, but I have not seen anything from him this year. He was not good in "De Ronde" either ? It's probably [going to be nothing]."