02/03/2009

Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne: Boonen again


A day after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the pelotons drives traditionally Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne . The edition of 2009 was 194 km long.

Frederiek Nolf, who died during the Tour of Quatar, lived in Kuurne. Just after the start, the peloton stopped along his parents house to honour their former collegae.

During the first part of the race, many riders tried to escape. A group of 11 men went up to 1 minute ahead. However, the peloton came back.



About 30 km before the finish, a group of 13 riders managed to escape. QUICK STEP (Boonen, Chavanel and Wynants) and RABOBANK (Flecha, Leezer and Nuyens) both had three riders ahead.

During the last 10 km, one after another tried to escape. However, none of them succeeded. Finaly Boonen (QST) won the sprint just before Eisel (THR) and Hunt (CTT). It was Boonens' second victory in Kuurne as he won also the 2007-edition.



Results:
1. Boonen (QST)
2. Eisel (THR)
3. Hunt (CTT)

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