When Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) crossed the finish line in Ghent he did not know if he was in trouble for beating his team leader Tom Boonen or if Boonen had decided to give him the stage win.

After a few second Boonen hugged him and insisted he was happy with second and happy just to have taken the green jersey from rival Robbie McEwen (Predictor).

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