I must say I'm a bit of a Boonen fan and was quite dissapointed by his injuries this year. The way Sparticus just powered away from him was amazing and being over lapsed by Gilbert this year has probably not made this eyar one to remember for the Belgian.
The National Sluitprijs that took place yesterday was his last of the season and he will probably take the chance to recharge his batteries on some far off beach. Just hope he stays away from the white stuff becasue surely a third positive would be the end of this bad boy of the peloton.
Seems like there is another rider to keep an eye on and that was the winner Adam Blythe. Must say I don't know much about the young man but will keep an eye out. The loss of Evans seems to me have been the greatest blessing for the Omega team this year as they have been racking up win after win from a variety of riders. I like their attacking style and the flair of Gilbert is brilliant. Pity he couldn't win the World Champs but looking into the crystal ball I'd be very surprised if he didn't wear the rainbow stripes some time in his career.
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