I don’t know whether the Gypsy will be too pleased?
Boonen was indeed the strongest today, by a long shot. It was however, possibly the most boring edition of the race I’ve ever seen!
Spartacus was sorely missed, as the only other rider to be classed as a favourite for the win it would have been nice for Boonen to have had some competition?!
I don’t want to take anything away from him as he is clearly in top form and finally getting back to the rider he was a few years ago and of course, winning this race 4 times is a fantastic achievement. But what happened to the chase? Where was everybody?