Monday, August 28, 2006

Joost takes 6th place in Eneco Tour

Joost Posthuma took sixth place in the tour of Belgium and the Netherlands (Eneco Tour). The highest-placed Dutchman in the event, he beat out a bunch of big-name riders, including Tom Boonen, Didier Rous, Karsten Kroon, and, on his own Rabobank team, the primo rider, Juan Antonio Flecha.

The conclusion of the final stage, late last week, was exciting. Stefan Schumacher, the eventual winner, overcame George Hincapie in the final few meters by a 2-second margin. He took him down, literally, after an inavertent slap from a spectator forced him to swerve into George's path.

The photo at right shows Schumacher (in yellow) surviving the incident and Hincapie (in red) on the road. Joost, who is probably the guy in orange and blue at left, came in 14th in the sprint. {photo credit: Eneco Tour site}

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