Blanco's Boom comes up short in Omloop

Before the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a lot was expected from Lars Boom (Blanco-Giant). The 27-year-old Dutchman led his team at the traditional opener of the Spring Classics season together with last year's winner Sep Vanmarcke. In the end, it was Maarten Wynants who saved the team's day by featuring in the lead group on Saturday. Wynants finished ninth in Ghent, Belgium, more than a minute behind winner Luca Paolini (Katusha).

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