Meanwhile, Belgian team coach Carlo Bomans took both Philippe Gilbert and Tom Boonen to Copenhagen, Denmark to reconnoiter the world championship course. Mr Bomans called the course the easiest since Zolder -too easy for Gilbert- and described the slightly-uphill finish as similar to the one in Gent where Steegmans outsprinted Tom Boonen. So much for moral support from the coach. Boonen was unfazed and declared himself a favorite.
Here are a few more pictures of the AC guys on training rides around Tongeren, Belgium:
And here is a picture of Jupiler's new drink for men called FORCE. A brewed, alcohol-free soda in a can. I have to admit that I like the taste. Finally there is a picture of a perfectly poured Westmalle trappist, a more commonly consumed beverage for men in the land of the Belgae.