This is interesting. Ever since Tom emerged as a top rider I've thought that he could someday transform himself into a top GC rider in the way that Indurain was (i.e., superb time trialist, strong enough on the climbs to get the job done), but I never actually thought that anyone else believed it too. Apparently Boonen does:
Source: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n06/jun21news2Still, Boonen is looking forward to the Grand Tour. "In Belgium, everyone expects me to win in the Tour," he added. "I'm fast, that's the weapon I do have. So I'll use it. One day I'll have enough of the Tour for sure, but at the moment I just can't pull back."