Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

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Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:02 am

Boonen just been awarded the Flandrian prize for best Belgian rider of the Year (how many times now?)

http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozon ... /1.1445568

Wiggo won the International rider prize - but must have heard about the drag queens and chose to accept his trophy another time :)

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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:00 pm

Thats like a bad monty python sketch. :D
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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 18:22 pm

You can win the Flandrian prize if you're not Belgian FYI.

Cancellara's won it in the past.

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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby RichN95 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:00 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:You can win the Flandrian prize if you're not Belgian FYI.

No you can't. Not since they split it in 2008 (prior to that Bettini won 3 times)

From here: http://sport.be.msn.com/fr/cyclisme/art ... _ID=609910

Palmarès du Trophée du Flandrien. Depuis 2008, seuls les coureurs belges peuvent être récompensés.
2003: Paolo Bettini (Ita)
2004: Tom Boonen
2005: Tom Boonen
2006: Paolo Bettini (Ita)
2007: Paolo Bettini (Ita)
2008: Greg Van Avermaet
2009: Philippe Gilbert
2010: Philippe Gilbert
2011: Philippe Gilbert
2012: Tom Boonen

Palmarès international Flandrien:
2008: Fabian Cancellara (Sui)
2009: Mark Cavendish (GBr)
2010: Fabian Cancellara (Sui)
2011: Mark Cavendish (GBr)
2012: Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby RichN95 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:01 pm

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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby AndyRAC » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:10 pm

As Wiggo was born in Ghent - surely that qualifies him as part Flandrian?? :wink:
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Re: Boonen, two drag queens and an award ceremony

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 20:02 pm

Ah.

Fair enough.


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