But could Boonen win the kermesse this Sunday at PIR? I mean that race is just hard. When I first heard about it, I thought it was my chance to win a race every month of the year. But I've been out to the first two and I still haven't converted. It's easy when you're out there with your full quickstep team working it for you, in beautiful sunny Qatar working on your tan. But try going out to PIR with small but strong fields, crappy weather, and nothing but thoughts of a warm shower making you ride faster. Could Boonen win in those situations?
My odds for Boonen winning the kermesse on Sunday: 1/3