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Not a day goes by or the VRT reminds you with a retroprogramma that you are an old bag. So I discovered last night that I 37 years ago, the homeland to defend. As long as …

Not a day goes by or the VRT reminds you with a retroprogramma that you are an old bag. So I discovered last night that I 37 years ago, the homeland to defend. As long as it is ago that a Belgian Milan-Sanremo won, Fons De Wolf. Okay, the late 90s, there was Andrej Tsjmil, of who we were ten years ago, for reasons of political correctness were not allowed to say that it is actually not a real Belgian, but now it may a lot: Tsjmil was a Moldavian-Ukrainian Rus. Everyone at the table by Ruben Van Gucht snorted sympathetically.

About Russians, which we had in march 1981, thanks to our Fusil Automatique Léger (Fal), and despite the irresponsible quantities of whisky-cola just put in the pan chopped in a ‘manoeuvre’. We have the little place, so who wants to know what a legermanoeuvre is, what to expect a man in his fifties from the environment. A man, though, because women … oh never mind.

And what did militia that is ten days unwashed by the German woods have hosted? Showering is a wrong guess. Diving the canteen, ordering a Cristal of 8 frank and plop in a seat to get to the course to watch. Also delivered to the combination of RAI-black-and-white tv, especially shadows on, yet we recognized Fons De Wolf. Because no one ever nicer on his bike has been sitting. ‘Fons was much too clean to driver, murmelde Freddy Maertens. And again snorted at everyone sympathetically.

Everyone, that was Fons De Wolf, Guido Van Calster, Freddy Maertens and Etienne De Wilde, respectively, the numbers 1, 6, 7 and 8 of La Primavera in 1981. It is an original concept that in the coming weeks is repeated with other classics, and that in the very best Belga sport-tradition brought to the screen.

Yesterday was ‘the dressing room’ on the Poggio. The chapel on the Wall and the showers of Roubaix to follow. The debates will be led by Ruben Van Gucht, someone of whom they say that he himself likes to be in the spotlight. Yesterday he could not otherwise. To the verve in the call to keep, he had to repeatedly intervene. And then it turns out that Van Gucht, a lurid side. He looks at his interviewer intently and says: “Thou hast already experienced a lot in your life, eh?’. Passed the revue: jobverlies, depression, fear of death, a heart surgery, a waterverslaving, no more contact with the children and a divorce, or four.

I had heroic wielerverhalen preferred. Maybe we should us in the next few weeks less to worry about with Dirk De Wolf, Ludo Dierckxsens, Tom Boonen and Peter winnen in the neighborhood.

Who on the Poggio was missing, was Roger De Vlaeminck, the second in 1981. I can’t imagine that he is not invited, but if you have a baby shower for your grandchild in Herentals too far, Sanremo also not an option. ‘As a driver was Roger, a very big, ” said Fons De Wolf and then a profound silence fell. And again snorted at everyone sympathetically.

The dressing room. Monday, on Canvas, 21.15 hours.

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