Well, that is one hard f-ing race lemme tell ya. Felt better than expected and managed to stay up front. Very happy w/ the way it went.
Lance Armstrong was best-placed team rider – he came in with group just behind the top five. Report, quotes and photos on site later today.
Fabian Cancellara wins the Ronde. Tom Boonen 2nd, Philippe Gilbert 3rd…
5km to go and Cancellara has over 1 min to chasing Boonen and 1:45 to other chasers. Broad roads now on run to line.
Cancellara rode away from Boonen and has 32 secs now with 13km to go. Fabian looks VERY strong.
15km to go & Cancellara & Boonen still lead by 42 secs. One of them should win the Ronde. Chasers w Millar at 1:42
28k to go Cancellara & Boonen lead by 50 secs. 3-man chase incl David Millar. 10-man chase to that incl Hincapie. Lance group behind them
50km to go in Flanders and big group of maybe 40 all tog w Sky leading. TRS have 4-6 riders in group, incl Lance, Rast, and Lequatre.
75km to go in Flanders. A small group away soon to be absorbed and the real fireworks will start. Peloton splitting apart on the Paterberg
http://twitpic.com/1d47j2 – Dirk Demol gives some last minute instructions