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Flanders Tech: Boonen’s Roval-branded Ambrosio rims.

Nothing fancy, just effective. “All the vibration from the cobbles has to go somewhere,” Boonen said. “It’s better to have wheels and tires absorb the blows than higher in the bike. Do you remember what happened to Hincapie?” (George Hincapie’s steerer tube cracked at Paris-Roubaix.)

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Nothing fancy, just effective. “All the vibration from the cobbles has to go somewhere,” Boonen said. “It’s better to have wheels and tires absorb the blows than higher in the bike. Do you remember what happened to Hincapie?” (George Hincapie’s steerer tube cracked at Paris-Roubaix.)  |  Photo: Ben Delaney
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Flanders Tech: Boonen's Roval-branded Ambrosio rims.
Nothing fancy, just effective. “All the vibration from the cobbles has to go somewhere,” Boonen said. “It’s better to have wheels and tires absorb the blows than higher in the bike. Do you remember what happened to Hincapie?” (George Hincapie’s steerer tube cracked at Paris-Roubaix.)  |  Photo: Ben Delaney
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