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Het Volk Winner?

  • Johan Museeuw- Lion of Flanders

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Peter van Petegem- PTP

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Tom Boonen- The real deal or not?

    Votes: 8 61.5%
  • Paolo Bettini- Il Grillo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Max van Heeswijk- Mad Max

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Another hardman- please name

    Votes: 1 7.7%
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Belgium hardmen madness starts tomorrow. Possible cancellation due to snow as it's been cold with wet in Northern Europe :).

I like Boonen followed by van Petegem although you can never count out last year's winner and in his final two months of racing, Museeuw.

Vainsteins also figures in the mix along with O'Grady and van Heeswijk who have all been on good form.
 

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I vote for Peter Van Petegem

He is such a stud on a bike. He is going to spoil The Lion of Flanders last go at the classics, but like you said you there's Boonen to account for aswell. I also like the postie boys Hincapie and Ekimov. I love the Classics! Can't wait for Paris Roubaix!
 

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Where were you going to watch it?
 

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say divve

divve said:
By the looks of the weather here I think it's going to be canceled....it's that bad :( I was really looking forward to watching Omloop het Volk tomorrow and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday.
Guessing from your handle, you in Belgique? Flanders or Walloon?

Eurosport's not showing it, World Bob and Skeleton coverage apparently is more important.
 

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Boonen's got my vote...

A stud, especially in the wicked weather and conditions.
 

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I'm just about 30 miles above the Belgium border in Holland. I can watch it live on TV or go there myself. Belgium has hundreds of hours of cycling on TV year round. Interesting races or stages of main tours are aired live from start to finish without a single commercial break....there'sa lot to say for a public broadcast system :)

This was taken just 10 days ago. As you can see the riding weather was pretty good. Now it's all rain/snow/slush/wind/uglyness :(

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Entering a small village called Poppel - Belgium from the Dutch side.

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Exiting 30 minutes later again - quick hit and run :)

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