Boonen, Pozzato, Haussler, Maaskant, Hincapie, Flecha all looking very very strong. Boonen is attacking and Pozzato is following him. It looks like Quick Step are setting up Devolder. Boonen if he keeps this up will tire himself and Pozzato out leading Devolder as the man. Chavanel is in the lead group so this is the tactic quick step are using.
Boonen is trying to shake Pozzato. Pozzato getting a free ride on his wheel looking comfortable. Pozzato riding smart here. Boonen is fucking himself up unless he's setting up for Devolder but he is giving Pozzato a free ride who does not look troubled.
Aleksandr Kuschynski (Liquigas), Daniel Lloyd (Cervelo Test Team), Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas), Frédéric Guesdon (Française Des Jeux), Marco Bandiera (Lampre - N.G.C.) and Leif Hoste (Silence-Lotto) In the break.
A group of 30 1.40 behind including all the strong riders.