"Winning a Tour de France stage 5 is like a dream come true in the world of cycling," said Lars Boom of Team Belkin.
He continued, "It is a special win in rainy conditions and on cobblestones. I’ve been dreaming of racing a wet Paris-Roubaix and now it happened at the Tour de France stage 5. A great day to be the first Dutch winner since Pieter Weening nine years ago."
For Boom, the Bianchi Infinito CV (http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/infinito-cv/infinito-cv-chorus/) performed triumphantly over the cobblestones. Mr. Boom was "crying of joy" on the bike and was victorious.