Note: We’ll post better video as it becomes available. Please provide links in comment section.
Update: “ronde van vlaanderen 2011 final kilometres – Nick Nuyens victory” below.
Boonen had so much power, and he almost there. C-Store could feel it too, and he started the sprint early to try and keep the distance. I believe that’s Boonen’s legs you can see at the top of the video still on the first embed; he was almost there. So close. And, yet, so far. The second vid shows how he was just out of the frame at the line. Damn. That was awesome.
Second update: Last 50k. Thanks to Expat in NL for the link.by
watched this live on eurosport – awesome race.
Riis reaction in the team car was brilliant.
You had better believe Riis is stoked. He lost last year’s winner as an athlete on his squad when C-Store took his talents elsewhere, and Riis still came home with the goods.
good race.. Fabian looked back and Nuyens was gone…
For you PHX people. The last two hills were like climbing Sage Dr, if it were cobbled.
F’ing amazing. I was rooting for Boonen, but glad Nuyens held them off.
If you’re not rubbin’ you’re not racin’
Did any one catch Fabian and sylvan shaking hands a few k before the finish.
Nuyens played that brilliantly. Cancellara was destined to lose in that situation–no one in his right mind would do do a fair share of the work given Cancellara’s stellar power. Cancellara was left to do 90% of the work in the last three Ks.
Vaughters. “race for third”
i’m not sure they were shaking hands..almost looked like some half-assed slingshot to help c-store to the front, i’m also hung over, so most likely i have no idea what the fuck i’m talking about.
here are the last 50kms of the race from Sporza; I just watched it again, what great racing!
I’m glad I speak Dutch (and understand Flemish) because Michel Wuyts and Jose De Cauwer are top commentators.
Expat’s link embedded below: Baller.
Update: This video has also been added to the post above.