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I love the Classics! Cold, wet and brutal they bring out the tough men.
These one day races are both prestigous and intense - filled with the romance of cycling tradition. Among these, Omloop Het Nieusblad is the gate-keeper - once run, the floodgates open and Classics season begins in earnest.

A good field will contest this Omloop Het Volk:
Among others, the field will include such standouts as Lars Boom (Blanco), Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp).

So, who will win?

Given Omega Pharma Quickstep's dominance lately - I suspect the winner will emerge from thier ranks. If fully recovered - Tom Boonen.
If Boonen is not 100% either Chavanel or Terpstra - depending on who has the best legs Saturday.

If I had to be more precise - I'm thinking Niki Terpstra for the win this year.

Startlist:

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Start List | Cyclingnews.com

Cyclingnews Articles:

Terpstra To Lead Omega Pharma-QuickStep At Omloop Het Nieuwsblad | Cyclingnews.com

Boonen Uncertain Of Form For Belgian Openers | Cyclingnews.com

Roelandts Looking To Score Well In Omloop Het Nieuwsblad | Cyclingnews.com

Vanmarcke Gears Up For Het Nieuwsblad | Cyclingnews.com

MTN Qhubeka Facing Various Challenges In Omloop Het Nieuwsblad | Cyclingnews.com

Gallery: NetApp-Endura Recons Omloop Het Nieuwsbald Course | Cyclingnews.com

Van Avermaet Looking For Win In Omloop Het Nieuwsblad | Cyclingnews.com

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite 2013: Preview | Cyclingnews.com

Ah, Bike races, Belgian beer and frites - does it get any better than that?
 

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