Oh this is easy! We all know Van Avermaet should advance here, right? GVA was the only rider to shut out his opponent on the opening round, crushing Vantomme 54-0. Ouch. (How do you say ouch in Flemmish?)
Against GVA comes 11th seeded Johan Vansummeren-one of only two double digit seeds remaining. Johan pulled the workman-like upset of Bjorn Leukemans 41-18.
No contest, right?
Not so fast my friend! The Giraffe has got that Paris-Roubaix win and GVA? Zip. Nada. No cobbles wins. At. All. Minor or major wins: nothing. Yeah, GVA has more top 10 placings in several different cobbles races but no wins.
So who you gonna choose?