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As everybody already knows, Fabian Cancellara won the 2010 edition of the Ronde va Vlaanderen.  If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, Cancellara simply put on a clinic.  Powering away from Boonen on the steepest part of the Kapelmuur while remaining seated was amazing to watch.  Over the top of the Kapelmuur he went in to time trial mode and  put over a minute into Boonen, making it look easy in the process.  He was so smooth, it didn’t look like he was even trying.

Of course my guy Hincapie finished 6th, again missing the critical move.  To his credit, he looked comfortable on the climbs.  He just failed to make the move when he needed to.  Will he make it through Roubaix this week without a mechanical?  Will he have the “killer” instinct and confidence to make a move?  Will he ride carbon wheels in a classic AGAIN? Who knows?  Certainly not me.  I do look forward to watching it though.

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Oh man, there is an evil part of me that loves it when this happens.  Especially when a guy I am a fan of wins it.  Today at the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, my friend Tom Boonen fresh off of his Roubaix win, started his celebration a bit too early.  He obviously wasn’t counting on Mark Cavendish blowing by him in the last few meters.  It was very reminiscent of Zabel’s early celebration at Milan-San Remo in 2004.  Although Zabel’s pose was much more entertaining.  

On a separate note, I thought it was pretty cool to see McEwen and Cavendish on the podium together.  It’s kind of like seeing past and present versions of the same guy.  Time will tell if Cav is up to the challenge, he definitely has a similar style to McEwen, let’s hope he gets the results too!

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