Stijn Devolder Het Volk 2008 training
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Stijn Devolder cracked a big smile as he talked about how he won the Tour of Flanders in the winner?s press conference.

Thanks to the best ride of his career in the final hour of one of the hardest ever editions of the Tour of Flanders, the 28 year-old went from being quality domestique to Flemish hero. Some of the Quick Step fans perhaps wanted to see Boonen win but Devolder was definitely the strongest rider in the race.

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