Devastating. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Lars Boom's catch of J.A. Flecha at the second intermediate sprint of yesterday's stage 1 of the TDF. It was a brutal display of power where Boom simply wiped the floor with Flecha. I seem to remember some bad blood between these two at Paris - Roubaix a couple of years ago...I wonder if this had anything to do with this? Lars not only bridges, but blows by Flecha in the kind of move that we all dream about. The former Veldrijer continues to gain attention as a talented rouleur within the pro peloton. Now he just needs to start pulling it all together and get some wins in bigger races...as top 5's only impress for so long.