Takes it from Ballan and Cancellara after the three laid in a 35 Km breakaway.
Hincapie flatted for the second time 54k out, the group attacked when the High Road team car was slow to respond with a new rear wheel, gapping him by 1:30. He never regained the lead group, finished 9th after outsprinting a grupetto including the hard workin' Flecha.
Backstedt blew up in the Arenberg.
Maestent (sp?) of Slipstream took 4th, first member of the non-lead group to come in.
Major shoutouts to Cycling TV, who were having problems with logon; they put the race up on their website for free.