Boom not good enough in Paris-Roubaix

Belgian rider Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco) impressively defended the blue and white colours of the Blanco team in front of the 111th edition of Paris-Roubaix. Vanmarcke was beaten in a two-man sprint by Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack). The team's dedicated leader Lars Boom made the first cut, but then fell short in the following selection and finished 14th at the vélodrome in Roubaix. Despite failing to live up to high expectations, a dust-covered Boom applauded the performance of Vanmarcke.

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