What a race! I was able to watch the finale during lunch. A true lesson in tactics as Quick Step completely out-muscled the competition. Boonen looked as though he could win the race at any time, Devolder blew the race apart in the middle stages, and Van Impe hung tight to take the win. Haussler continued to do what we’ve seen from him all spring, and Niko Eeckhout tried his best for another win, but in the end managed only 2nd.
If this is a taste of things to come, then we’re in for a special few weeks.
1. Kevin Van Impe – Quick Step
2. Niko Eeckhout – An Post
3. Tom Boonen – Quick Step
4. Heinrich Haussler – Cervelo Test Team