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ENECO and Me

Relationships aren't always easy...

Dear ENECO Tour,

Sorry to be so formal. But, this isn't easy... I think we need a break. I'm just not feeling the same feelings as I did before. Seriously, it's not you, it's me. You know that I love all Belgian racing, and Dutch too. Luxembourg, that was always something I didn't fully understand about you but have felt interested to explore. But still, I just think we've lost steam. A break would do us good. Maybe we can check back with each other in March and see.

Yours, Chris

What will happen next? Will ENECO Tour accept it or fight back? Stay tuned and find out! On the flip...

2009 ENECO Tour General Classification:

1. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Columbia-High Road


1. Tyler Farrar

2. Tyler Farrar

3. Tom Boonen

4. Tyler Farrar

6. Edvald Boasson Hagen

7. Edvald Boasson Hagen


Hey, I know, we had some great times together, I am not denying that. I am not in any way devaluing the strength of our relationship as we have known it. I am just saying, right now, things aren't working for me, and I don't think we can get back there if we just keep plugging away. I need a break, that's clear. i'm sorry.

xo Chris

2011 ENECO Tour Prologue, Amersfoort, NED

  1. Taylor Phinney, BMC
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky, at 0.07
  3. David Millar, Garmin, at 0.08
  4. Alex Rasmussen, HTC, at 0.09
  5. Lars Boom, Rabobank, at 0.10


See, that's what I mean. It's not you. I mean, anyone in their right mind could see how great you are. How full of quality and beauty and passion. 

It's me. There must be something wrong with me. I dunno, you know about my past. I told you all about Lance and Floyd and that stuff. Maybe that just makes it hard for me to stay focused. Please don't take it personally.

yours always, Chris

2011 ENECO Tour, Stage 3


Current GC:

  1. Philippe Gilbert, OPL
  2. Edvald Boason Hagen, Sky, at 0.06

Darling ENECO,

We need to talk. Can you meet me for coffee sometime? How about today? Or, you wanna just come over? Or I could come over there...