CCCP and Pizzera Rusticanella
The Paris-Roubaix podium in 2002. They’ve all had a wash for the prize presentation but this was the last year it rained properly. It was so long ago Tom Boonen rode for US Postal. And if you think he looks fresh-faced, that’s him after 255km of muddy pavé.
It seemed odd that it never rains for Roubaix… so I went to check out why it’s been dry for a decade:
Tour of the Basque Country starts today.
Quick preview at http://inrng.com/?p=19440
There seem to be more photos of cyclists walking up the Koppenberg than riding up
Roads to Ride - The Koppenberg
The jersey is from 1984. The previous year the team included André Boonen, father of Tom.
Jesper Skibby crashes on the Koppenberg. The bunch is closing in and the race commissaire orders the driver to go over the Dane’s bike in order not to block the climb.