Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) takes the sprint over some heavy hitters proving his win in California was no fluke. The 199km cobbled Belgian Classic is always a predictor of who is on form and who still needs to sharpen their legs. Sebastian Langveld (Rabobank) who was in a two man break most of the day hit the deck with about 300 meters to go, disrupting the sprinters trains from Milram and Quick Step. Look for Boonen and company to redeem themselves at Milan San Remo with a possible first win for the storied Belgian sprinter who's best finish was 3rd in 2007.
Photo: Graham Watson