I thought I'd show you what an average (popular) newspaper looks like around here in the days leading up to the Ronde. I know cycling is only a minor sport in most countries, but around here, it's the second biggest sport - yes football is still bigger- and that becomes pretty obvious when you grab a newspaper.
We'll start off with the front page. Cycling above and below the fold:
This is the first page of the sports section:
Sagan v Cancellara is the main story:
Summie analyzes the hills:
An article on Vandenbergh and the rest of OPQS:
David Boucher explains the secrets behind the early break in de Ronde:
A report of the Driedaagse:
.. and the back cover with Tombo:
Iljo's the main story in the regional sports pages:
And Het Nieuwsblad/De Gentenaar/Sportwereld also had a pretty cool coffee table magazine today...for free (see the making of here):
with beautiful pictures:
and the memorable Jesper Skibby incident:
How many pages?
Only in Belgium!