I have a rather sickly two year old at home (some vomiting yesterday & last night, but better this morning), so I was unable to sit in front of a computer to watch any of Gent – Wevelgem. That’s the way life goes sometimes, you know. It’s OK. I’d rather have a healthy kid on Monday morning, when I actually need to leave the house, than have gobs of spare time in which to drool on my keyboard on a Sunday.
Whit over at www.pavepavepave.com has a nice little chat thing going for the Classics. I’ve been logging in over there and knocking it around with the boys for a few races, and it’s been fun. Check it out if you are interested.
So, yeah, the one I didn’t watch is the one Tom “Tommeke Sniffel” Boonen wins. Go figure.
Full report here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/gent-wevelgem-upt/results.
Looks like Boom Boom has some form. Good. I was in fear the awe inspiring power C-Store displayed yesterday – who among mere mortals could possibly match such power?
“This race used to be a big goal for me each season but then year after year I focused more and more on the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. But I’m proud to have won it because it wasn’t an easy day for me.” Boonen explained.
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“It’s true that I’d have preferred to ride the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Harelbeke but my team wanted me to ride here. I under stand [sic] the reasons and know that the team’s interests are more important than mine. Thanks to this success our team has scored some important ranking points.”
“Fabian won on Saturday and is in great shape but I’ve won today and my form is getting better and better after being illness slowed me before Milan-San Remo. I’m ready for the Tour of Flanders.”
With these two performances in different races on back to back days, who between Cancallara and Boonen is the favorite for the Tour of Flanders? Unibet has Cancellara, Boonen & Gilbert for their top three Flanders picks. I’m leaning toward Boonen, for no good reason other than I have one of his jerseys framed on my wall. I expect a lot of fireworks.
Bottom line; Flanders and Roubaix are going to be completely 100% awesome – if Boonen can somehow manage to keep his face out of a dinner plate full of coke between tonight and next weekend.
There are songs about his drug use. Really.by