Monday, April 07, 2008

Belgian national champion Stijn Devolder shocks Tour of Flanders favorites

Crossing the line, Belgian champion Tom Boonen raised his arms and screamed, his exhilaration belying his seventeenth-place finish at the 2008 Tour of Flanders. The two-time Flanders winner was instead cheering for his teammate, Stijn Devolder, who screamed across the line for the greatest victory of his career on a day marked by horrific weather that seemed to suit the current Belgian national champion just fine.

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