Gent-Wevelgem

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  1. steve

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    Gent - Wevelgem
    The event was first run in 1934, and it is often called the sprinters' classic due to its flat finishing terrain. Its early-season date means riders are often tested by wind and rain. Further challenges include a number of climbs, including two ascents of the cobbled, difficult, and often selective Kemmelberg. Despite its name, the race hasn't started in Ghent since 2004, traditionally beginning on the market square of nearby Deinze. The course then sets westward towards the Belgian coastal region, after which it moves southwards near the French border towards the Monteberg and Kemmelberg, before heading towards Wevelgem. Race Map and Profile [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Previous winners 2000 Geert Van Bondt (BEL) Farm Frites 2001 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal 2002 Mario Cipollini (ITA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 2003 Andreas Klier (GER) Team Telekom 2004 Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step-Davitamon 2005 Nico Mattan (BEL) Davitamon-Lotto 2006 Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 2007 Marcus Burghardt (GER) T-Mobile Team 2008 Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 2009 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia-High Road 2010 Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team HTC-Columbia

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    looking forward to it and to those video postings following the race !
     
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    Boonen responded to Cancellara.
    Very strong finish from him. He beat Bennati and Farrar in the sprint. It looks like he found his sprinting form again.

    The most concerned man after this weekend probably is Gilbert. He's on good form, but he can't outsprint Boonen, neither he can ride away from Cancellara. What should he do in order to beat them?
    Today he tried something like Cancellara yesterday... Bridging the gap to escapee and passing him by. He even pushed him a bit with his hand to signal he's in his way, but his confidence was bigger than his ability. Immediately, there was bunch on his wheel.

    I think Boonen will wait for the sprints from select group of riders and Chavanel, Terpstra, van Impe will go in breakaways. Chavanel was very good today and Terpstra was yesterday, but far from Cancellara. Quickstep will need two men with Cancellara. There could be Gilbert's chance. He should be able to beat all Quickstep riders following Cancellara, and Roelandts can stay with Boonen.
    There will be Garmin and Sky with multiple options, similar to Qickstep, too.

    Should be very thrilling De Ronde and Roubaix.
     
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    # Rider / Team Result 1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 4:35:00 2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 8 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 9 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 11 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 12 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 13 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 14 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 15 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 17 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 18 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 19 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 20 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 21 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 22 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 23 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 25 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 26 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 27 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD 28 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 29 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 30 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 31 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 32 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 33 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 34 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 35 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 36 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:09 37 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 38 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 39 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 40 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 41 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 42 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:14 43 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:16 44 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:20 45 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 46 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 47 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:23 48 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 49 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:28 50 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:44 51 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:00:55 52 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 53 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:42 54 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 55 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 56 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:03:15 57 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:17 58 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:03:18 59 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 60 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 61 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 62 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar 63 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack 64 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 65 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 66 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 67 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 68 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 69 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 70 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 71 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 72 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 73 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 74 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 75 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 76 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 77 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 78 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 79 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 80 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 81 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 82 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 83 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 84 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:11:28 85 Michael Morkov (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 86 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team 87 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 88 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet 89 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 90 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 91 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 92 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 93 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 94 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 95 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 96 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 97 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 98 Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 99 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 100 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 101 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 102 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 103 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 104 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 105 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 106 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 107 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 108 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 109 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 110 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 111 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 112 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 113 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 114 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 115 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 116 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 117 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack 118 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 119 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 120 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 121 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 122 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 123 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 124 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 125 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 126 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 127 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ 128 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team 129 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 130 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 131 Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 132 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 133 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 134 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 135 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:16:30 136 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 137 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 138 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad 139 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 140 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 141 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 142 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 143 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 144 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 145 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 146 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 147 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 148 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team 149 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 150 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano 151 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 152 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 153 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 154 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 155 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 156 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 157 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 158 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 159 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard DNF Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad DNF Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad DNF Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad DNF Matt Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad DNF Adam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto DNF Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto DNF Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek DNF Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek DNF Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek DNF Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek DNF Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek DNF Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek DNF Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling DNF Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana DNF Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana DNF Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana DNF Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana DNF Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale DNF Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team DNF Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale DNF Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD DNF Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD DNF Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD DNF Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet DNF Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet DNF Rob Goris (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent DNF Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent DNF Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent DNF Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent DNF Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ DNF Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ DNF Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ DNF Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano DNF Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano DNF Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano DNF Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar DNS Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team
     
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    What a crap race, everyone who wanted to avoid Cancellara thought they could fraudulently do something here. Well i'm sorry to say, most followers can see through these shallow tactics.
     
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    the sprint was specially difficult to negotiate, as they caught up the last person from the break during/inside the last 300 meters of the race, directly in the sprinting line !
     
  7. swampy1970

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    I think the most entertaining thing of the entire race was Cav's post ride interview (on cyclingnews) and his choice comments about the Movistar rider that ploughed into the back of his bike.

    Boonan had a handy sprint at the finish.

    Nice to see Gilberts true colors. A week after Greipel pulled his guts out to help Gilbert in San Remo, Gilbert turns around and tells Greipel that he's on his own in the finale because that's just the way it's gonna be and he didn't want to risk a crash.
     
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    Cav all alone, chasing back on at the bottom of the Kemmelberg, the first trip up. He certainly had some back luck that day.

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