I like Boonen more after this Paris-Roubaix. He handled himself well in defeat, didn't blame his team, took responsibility for his result, and gave full credit to cancellara. He also looked like he saved ballan from being splattered across the front of a high speed train, which is nice. Its easier to be a good winner than a gracious competitor. A great show by a great role model. I can see why the belgians love him.