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Lore "Boonen" at home

It's fun for Lore "Boonen", girlfriend of the "Green Tornado", to post her daily column in the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: "Was that super or what that super? I'm even more shook up than I was yesterday. And that power, damn!" she started Tuesday's diary from her home in Belgium.

Lore can't keep her nerves under control as well as her boyfriend Tom, and even she wonders how he does it. "How in God's name can he stay that calm and only burst loose at the very end? I don't understand. I was far from calm in front of the TV... I have to confess something to Tom later though: I had my head in a pillow when they headed for the finish line. I didn't dare to watch, for the first time since we've been together. Even when I heard my brother and aunty and uncle yell "yes! yes! yes!" I still kept my face into the pillow."

Lore, who has a heartproblem and is advised not to seek too much excitement is not sure about visiting her boyfriend while he's racing in France: "I don't know yet. I went last year and I had it tough being in the hectic atmosphere and I can't really handle the big crowds. We'll see."

Courtesy of Sabine Sunderland

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