is on right now. Anyone else watching? Most of the big names appear to be there but once again Silence Lotto nowhere to be found. Rabobank's and QSteps all over the place once again.
ingsve said:Boonen has been looking by far the strongest. Rabobank as a team has been very strong as well and of course quick step. A bit surprisingly Columbia has had lots of guys near the front as well.
Power13 said:BIG difference between winning sprints and (almost) MSR and the Belgian classics. I don't really expect Hausler to be much of a factor.
Bartoli said:Didn't watch the Omloop and Dwars door Vlaanderen? Haussler proved there something, both times best man in the race. He didn't show anything good today though..
RDV4ROUBAIX said:Plus he's only 25 in his 4th season, and proving to be more of a protagonist than most of his elders.
RDV4ROUBAIX said:I never declared that he's going to get a result at Flanders this year, just agreed to the notion that he might be conserving energy because he knew that Boonen had to work hard today. On paper Haussler is more suited for Gent, or a really lucky Roubaix, that's for sure. But the Northern classics are more of a crap shoot than any other racing throughout the year. The second you start counting people out, that's how so many favorites loose races. Especially when it's a 25 year old that is one of the more attacking style riders out there.
Next weekend is going to be crazy fun!!!