Preview: Boonen, Cancellara are five-star Flanders favorites

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Mar. 29, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM EST

Notable Absentees

Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank): fractured hip
David Millar (Garmin-Barracuda): fractured collarbone
André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): not selected
Mark Cavendish (Sky): not selected
Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing): not selected

North Americans

George Hincapie (USA), BMC Racing
Tyler Farrar (USA), Garmin-Barracuda
Jacob Rathe (USA), Garmin-Barracuda
Ted King (USA), Liquigas-Cannondale
Svein Tuft (Can), GreenEdge
David Veilleux (Can), Europcar

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Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers is editor in chief of Velo magazine and An interest in all things rock 'n' roll led him into music journalism while attending UC Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California. After several post-grad years spent waiting tables, surfing, and mountain biking, he moved to San Francisco, working as a bike messenger, and at a software startup. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2001, taking an editorial internship at VeloNews. He never left. When not traveling the world covering races, he can be found riding his bike, skiing, or attending a concert.

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