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Dwars door Vlaanderen Men Live – Pedersen and Van Aert return to the cobbles

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Pedersen and Van Aert return to the cobbles


There is only one former winner at the race this year. That being the two time winner, Yves Lampaert of Soudal-Quickstep. 

He has spoken out against the critics of the former Classics superpower to say their days at the top are not over just yet. Click the link below to read more…

>>> Soudal-Quickstep’s Classics identity crisis ‘not disastrous’ says Lampaert 

Wout Van Aert being at this race sees a change to his usual Classics build-up to the Tour of Flanders. 

Why not have a read on our story about his change of calendar and how it could help him take that second career Monument by clicking the link below…

>>> Wout van Aert tweaks build-up in bid to change Tour of Flanders narrative – Analysis

The race takes on eight cobbled sections with 12 climbs also on the menu. Of course, some of those cobbles come on the climbs. It should be a brilliant race. 

With no world champion Mathieu van der Poel, his Alpecin-Deceuninck team are going to have to look elsewhere for a leader. Who better than Milan-Sanremo winner, Jasper Philipsen. He leads the charge for the Belgian squad. 

Mads Pedersen is here on the start line with a very strong Lidl-Trek squad to surround the Gent-Wevelgem winner. Jonathan Milan, Jasper Stuyven and Toms Skujins are the stand-out names for them.

Visma-Lease-a-Bike, on the other hand, have been hit with injuries and illness recently with defending champion, Christophe Laporte, unable to start, They are also missing another former winner in Dylan van Baarle. However, they do have megastar Wout Van Aert with super talent Matteo Jorgenson and Omloop winner, Jan Tratnik, supporting… Could be worse. 

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