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KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde – Day 3, Zottegem

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Stage two is the longest at nearly 230 K, from Zottegem to Sint-Idesbald, a quick breenge around the bergs then a charge back to the coast and two finishing laps.

Viktor wanted to see his hero, Guy Smet at a kermesse near Bruges, so my race watching was courtesy of the plasma screen in a cafe.

Zottegem
Kristian House is over riding in Europe for a bit with his American team.

There were 193 starters for the kermes racing under a beautiful blue sky. The De Panne stage wasn’t amazing as the bunch let go, then slowly pulled-back a two man break.

At times like this you realise how difficult it must be to commentate live on this type of race situation, it’s hard enough trying to produce copy.

Zottegem
Ed’s Salle de Presse.

It all came-together at the death and Benati skooshed the stage, he’s quick, and will be a threat to Petacchi in the Giro.

Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.

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