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2010 GHENT WEVELGEM/OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD
For years he had tried to break through - but to no avail. For more than a decade, Spain's top Classics rider Juan Antonio Flecha had fought to clinch a big one-day victory - and failed. Disillusioned, in the winter of 2009 he quits lifelong team Rabobank. Where can he turn now? Het Nieuwsblad 2010 is the story of how rookie British squad Sky claimed 2010's first major Classic - but it¹s much more than that. It¹s also the story of how veteran nearly-man Juan Antonio Flecha finally netted his first one-day victory in the most spectacular of fashions, with a long-distance solo move. At the same time, it¹s a tale of a nation of defeated top riders, the Belgians, elbowed aside by Flecha and Sky as the Spaniard stakes his claim in the one-day Classics - arguably the most ruthless and hotly disputed of all sporting arenas. Fast-paced and frantic in the best Belgian Classic tradition, with fiercely tactical battles culminating in Flecha's finest hour, Het Nieuwsblad 2010 is a minor epic of two-wheeled racing, and a tale of last-minute sporting redemption. Don't miss it!
Commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Approx. 240 min