In the mist of legal battles between the ASO, UCI and team Unibet.com, it is nice to see solid racing action, and what's more, a win by Frenchman Jimmy Casper, who rides for the very team caught up in controversy. Yesterday in Belgium, he took the victory in the Belgian Semi-Classic GP Samyn from a five-man sprint.
"It is the best way to react," said the 28 year-old to ANSA, regarding the exclusion of his team from the Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. "To participate in the Three days of West-Vlaanderen is not really the same thing."
Casper, winner of Tour de France stage one, nipped Philippe Gilbert (Française Des Jeux), Bas Giling (Wiesenhof-Felt), Roger Hammond (T-Mobile) and Staf Scheirlinckx (Cofidis). It was the second year running for Belgian Gilbert to finish runner-up.