In other news, the Euro Procycling season has begun with Boonen taking 2 stages in a row in the Tour of Qatar. There was also some pretty funny drama in yesterday's sprint finish. Graeme Brown took out Tom Steels with a swerve in the sprint. From cyclingnews.com:
Ahh, finally I can return to the sissy slap fight that is Euro-Pro. I was getting sick of reading nothing but fingerpointing, unsubstantiated rumors, and unprovable accusations of doping. Half of them are doped, half of them are clean. I don't even care anymore, but at least they are still humans - and our species loves to create drama.
According to Robert Förster of Gerolsteiner, Steels went up to Brown, showed him his broken collarbone and spoke his mind, calling the Australian, among other things "a Kamikaze." According to Sportwereld.be, Steels yelled at him, "You f**king idiot! It's always the same with you!"
"Brown didn't react," Förster wrote on his website, robert-foerster.de. "Steels was shouting as loud as he could, 'Go home!' At the same time another rider stood up, clapped and yelled, too, 'Go home!' Then the room went crazy, everybody stood up and yelled 'Go home!'"