Saturday, March 1, 2008

63rd Omloop Het Volk - 1.HC Belgium, March 1, 2008

Racing Season Has Begun
Gilbert returns with solo Het Volk victory

Belgian Philippe Gilbert returned to win the Omloop Het Volk after taking his first victory in the Flemish race two years ago. The 25 year-old of Française des Jeux attacked solo at 49 kilometres remaining of the 199-kilometre race, and was never seen again by the race favourites. 2005 winner Nick Nuyens (Cofidis) tried to close in on the lone leader with a group of heavy hitters, including Norwegian Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole), but the two finished second and third respectively more here

here is some video to wet your appetite