Volta a Catalunya review

Switzerland’s Michael Albasini (GreenEDGE) leapt onto the top step of the podium and took the white with green hoops leader’s jersey on day one. He then added victory on stage two, and thereafter no one managed to dislodge him, not even the snow ploughs on Wednesday’s queen stage.

This victory is the most important of Albasini’s career and continues GreenEDGE’s fantastic start to their first season in the professional peloton. The Swiss rider was quick to give credit to his teammates:

I need to thank the team for the work that they’ve done throughout the week. This is an important win for me personally and for the team. It would have been impossible without them.

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Gent-Wevelgem review: Boonen’s double

The question on everyone’s lips this morning was: Could Tom Boonen hold off both the strongest man in the peloton (Fabian Cancellara) and the fastest man in the peloton (Mark Cavendish) to scoop up his second Belgian race this weekend and his second consecutive Gent title? He could and he did – with real style, smart tactics and outstanding teamwork.

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