HOORAY! And this on the National Holliday of Belgium :-)
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At this moment he is in a leading group with teammates Dries Devenyns and Pieter Serry and also Lotto-Belisol rider Bart Declercq after 33 km race.
The course is rather hilly. Favourites are Gianni Meersman (OPQS) , Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Jan Bakelants (RSLT). (namedrops in the news papers) Also my adds would be Jurgen Van den Broeck (LBL) and Maxime Monfort (RSLT).
Tom could prolonge his title if he is in an excellent shape, but the course is very hard and him being in the leading group seems like Omega Pharma-Quickstep is trying to get the title with Meersman, who’s more suited for this kind of hilly course.