I am on the road now with only spotty internet access so here are a few quick updates.
Today the Flemish race week starts (Vlaamse Wielerweek).
Fabian Cancellara won the E3 Prijs in Harelbeke in a spectacular manner that is not unknown to him: he time trialed to the finish. Tom Boonen did not ride as Quick-Step pulled him out at the last moment to make sure he would do well in Gent-Wevelgem tomorrow.
Gent-Wevelgem, a so-called semi-classic that was traditionally held mid-week has moved to a weekend slot and is now competing for true classics status. Even though the organizers were upset that Tom was going to ride for World Tour points, they are probably still very happy that he is coming. Even though Tom has said repeatedly that he does not like the race, I am sure he is eager for a win so this could work out well in the end. We will see tomorrow.