Thursday, March 1, 2007
2 Days til Het Volk.
2 days til the first big Belgian weekend Het Volk and Kurne-Brussels-Kurne. My first prediction is it won't be cancelled. But who will win? Can Gilbert repeat? It is hard not to select someone from Quickstep. Maybe Boonen rides for PVP the way he did for Nuyens and to make sure he gets support in Roubaix and Flanders? How about Nuyens himself over at Cofidis? Can Mattan bring glory to DFL-Cylingnews.com?
Haven't seen all the start lists yet. T-Moblie have Klier, Hammond, and Knaven. Wesseman will be there riding for a Continental team. Ballan and Pozzatto are both there. This would be a good breakthrough win for Ballan who was getting close last year. Het Volk while not as long as Tour of Flanders is a great race and coupled with KBK gets you salivating for April Madness.
I predict a Het Volk podium comprised of Ballan, Hoste, and Van Petegam(sentimental)