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Classics kings Boonen and Cancellara mirror each other, one year apart

Updated: April 2, 2013, 5:09 PM ET
By Matthew Beaudin | VeloNews.com

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Around this time last year, Belgian Tom Boonen could do no wrong.

His legs were as good as ever, his tactics were flawless. He had won E3 Harelbeke, Ghent-Wevelgem and the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) would go on to win Paris-Roubaix for a fourth time after a brash, 55-kilometer solo effort, the capstone of a surreal spring -- even for a man with the results sheet of Tommeke.

At the same time, Fabian ...

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