-Taylor Phinney was impressive setting up GVA in the final. He looked the strongest of his breakaway companions. I'm from the US, so I always keep tabs on US riders. I'm hoping this is a sign for a good result this Sunday.
-Crashes, so many. Cancellara lost Devolder & Rast and still wins. Even more impressive.
-OPQS easily the strongest team came up short in a big way. Anyone else having trouble distinguishing who's who. They are all built the same. Thank goodness we get a second chance at the Tomke-Spartacus duel.
-GVA was a boss. Animating the race in the final all the while towing a large boat behind. I was happy to see Vandenbergh finally get dropped. "He was following orders." Terrible. The more GVA loses the more I become a fan. He rides with panache and doesn't lose from lack of trying. But did he ride a little too much in the final?
-Devolder hit the deck twice (maybe three times) and finishes. Stud.
-Peter Sagan, no amount of bike trickery could help him when the poo-poo hit the fan (who is throwing poo-poo at the fan?). Would've loved to see him in the mix but school was in session and Spartacus was teaching a master class. Can't wait for Sunday.
-Sep Vanmarcke can hold Spartacus' wheel. Enough said.
What a day. Bicycle racing is a beautiful thing. Any other insights on the big day?