Is Devolder’s win the best since 1985?
No thanks due to British Eurosport as I watched the Ronde on a three inch screen on my computer but no praise is too great for Stijn Devolder. He seemed to be sacrificing his chance for Boonen but showed amazing strength and fortitude to win alone. He refused to surrender and each time all seemed lost he attacked again. Tommeke did nothing wrong but he just hasn’t got it in his legs. He had three chances to defend Devolder’s position as first Sebastian Langeveld then Juan Antonio Flecha and lastly Nick Nuyens attacked and each time Tom was unable to follow. And they weren’t futile moves, each showed potential and could have caught Devolder had he been less than super human on the day.