Big weekend for us vicarious racers. E3 Prijs Vlaanderen tomorrow, followed by Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday.
Expect Boonen to be trying to win at E3- he's won 4 times before and finished 2nd last year to Pozzato. His motivation should be high- unless the weather is bad, then he'll probably quit before the rain hits. He is my pick for the win though. He's been doing well this year, his form is good and I think He wants it. Keep an eye out for Greg Avermaet though, I think he might come up with something special for this race. And if all else fails, Boss Hog will put in a good performance too. (Edvald Boasson Hagen). And maybe a showing by Johnnie Walker? (Footen-Servetto)
As for Gent Wevelgem, I'd love to see Hincapie win again. Hoping for Cavendish cause he's in my pool, or Haussler, who is also in my pool. Probably the swiss time machine will want a win, so look for him on the podium here.
And the ubiquitous Flecha will be in the top 20 on both days, which bodes well for Brad. No Boss Hog for Gent this year though, even though he won last year. If I put money on races, I might put a fiver on Bennati, just because I like to hear Phil Ligget say Liquigas.
Enjoy the vicarious races fellows. Might even do a real bike ride this weekend after all this motivation.