In our second Belgian race of the weekend, Mark Cavendish and his Sky train proved too dominant for another surprise winner to take Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Saturday’s Omloop was certainly the more exciting of the two races, but those hoping for a bunch sprint finish with the rainbow jersey in the lead [like Tim, say? – Ed] weren’t disappointed.
Garmin-Barracuda are starting their own little Classics tradition of putting a guy in the breakaway with race favourites and crossing the line first! Today’s surprise winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was Sep Vanmarcke, who outsprinted a super-strong Tom Boonen and Juan Antonio Flecha.
That cheeky chappy Heinrich Haussler turns 28 today and we’re in the mood to celebrate. So what’s so special about HH? Well, he’s an Australian who moved by himself to Germany when he was 14 to hone his cycling skills. He’s also an Australian who prefers to ride in the cold and the rain. And even at 28, he still looks like he should be in a boyband (maybe Heinrich and the Hausslers?) But let’s make this multi-media, shall we? Here’s a little film for you all to enjoy.