Today I got out of my bed at 5:20 AM to get to the Tour of Flandres and to see Euskaltel. A friend and I took the train to Bruges where the start was. I had to walk on crutches due to an operation and it was really though for me but I managed to get to the start. But unfortunately the place where the busses came, was totally surrounded by fences and only VIP's could get in. So we had to stand behind a fence far away from the guys. I tried to yell at them but that didn't work but I did have got an autograph from Javier Aramendia. He was really nervous before the start. I've got some pictures too but they are all with fence parts on them :(
For the race now. On Euskaltels side there wasn't much to do. Two of them finished and the others vanished in the dark. Juan Jose did a good job, riding the Tour of Flandres for the first time. For the win Stijn Devolder showed his great time trial skills and won the Tour of Flandres.
1 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 6.24.02 (41.246 km/h)
2 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis +0.15
3 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank
50. Juan Jose Oroz +9:14
87. Markel Irizar +17:35