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Happy Daylight Savings ! Tour of Flanders Questions/Update(10 posts)

Happy Daylight Savings ! Tour of Flanders Questions/UpdateWCC
Apr 7, 2002 6:44 AM
Is the race broadcast in English anywhere on the internet? By the way, Postal seems to be riding well, and Hincapie was in a breakaway group of 4 with about an hour to go, but had a mech. Heres the link to live updates.

15:31 CEST
Over the Koppenburg it is Andrea Tafi who leads Museeuw and Bettini over the top five and a half minutes down on Thijs; Steffen Wesemann
slides out on the corner at the foot; he remounts quickly but suffers ont he climb; Van Petegem, Hincapie and Armstrong looks strong. Cipollini is
still in there, but clearly not in his element. After the worries about the reintroduction of the climb, there are no problems.

15:37 CEST
On one of the brief sections of main road there is something of a pause, and some of the dropped riders get back up to the group; meanwhile a
promising group has got away with Missagle, Sørensen, Tafi, Cassani and Hincapie; Hincapie has a mechanical problem of some kind however
and is waving manically for hsi team car. Five minutes up the road, Erwin Thijs is suffering up the Taaienberg. Cassani punctures out of the front
group; there is something of a regrouping behind, with a bunch of around forty riders.
Go George!Stampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:39 AM
In a lead group with Museeuw, Van Petegem, Nardello, Tafi on the Posberg... Museeuw takes the initiative
looking good....WCC
Apr 7, 2002 7:43 AM
Hincapie is sitting quite
comfortably on the others; odd things happen in sprints after 260 km, but he looks a pretty good bet from here.
Van Petegem taking off, Nardello chasing... (nm)Stampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:50 AM
4k to go... 5 togetherStampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:51 AM
Van Petegem and Nardello caught by Museeuw, Tafi and Hincapie still there... Tafi is going.
Tafi's got 20m with 3k to go... who's going to get him? (nm)Stampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:53 AM
Van Petegem is tryingStampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:54 AM
- Hincapie wants to sprint
- Nardello has Tafi up front
- Van Petegem is looking at Museeuw
- Museeuw is looking at Van Petegem
70m for Tafi, 1k to goStampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:55 AM
Tafi... he must be laughing his ass offStampertje
Apr 7, 2002 7:58 AM
The Belgians didn't want to ride, and Hincapie couldn't. Would have blown his chances for the sprint. As it turned out, there was no sprint. Bad showing by Van Petegem and Museeuw - they sacrificed their own chances to kill each others'. Well, there's still Paris-Roubaix.
Yeah, they said Museeuw was gesturing in an irritated fashion.**WCC
Apr 7, 2002 8:04 AM