Landbouwkrediet riders race during the track reconnaissance of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first cycling race of the season in Belgium, in the so-called Haaghoek, in Brakel, on February 21, 2012. The 66th edition of the race kicks off on February 25, 2012 on the historical St-Peter’s square in Ghent. (Photo by Belga/peter Deconinck Belgium Out/AFP/Getty Images) (via Landbouwkrediet Riders - Yahoo! Sports Photos)
Riders climb the Haaghoek during the 2012 edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad as photographed by Kristof Ramon. In something of a surprise result for many, Sep Vanmarcke from Garmin-Barracuda in a break that included Juan Antonio Flecha and race favourite Tom Boonen.