Belgian, Steegmans turned into leader for the Boonen-less Quick Step team. While, 'Torpedo Tom' will line up for Tirreno-Adriatico. For the tough Steegmans, he's at home in the wet cold conditions of France, a fish in water.
Because of the extreme wet conditions, many of the main GC men have crashed, not worst for wear, but suffered the bruises of such hardcore racing. One thing's for sure, Hushovd's great conditioning has placed him well in yellow and if he plays his cards right in Milan-San Remo, he has a greater chance in adding to his palmares!
The weather waits for no one: Steegman bracing for the cold. Hushvovd thunders in yellow ... thinking of Italy.