Devolder wins Flanders with a 25k solo effort.
If you've ever tried walking on a tile floor in road shoes, you might have some idea of how hard this would be.
Winning the biggest Belgian race in the Belgian National Champion kit... nice.
No one can ride a mountain for you. Be prepared to feel so tired that you truly believe you cannot go on. Be ready to admit to fatigue and, yes, dejection. There is no such thing as an easy ride up a mountain.