Eric Vanderaerden won twice at the 1986 & 1991 Dwars.
The Belgium door opens for cobble chaos called the Flemish Cycling Week with Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Prijs, Ghent-Wevelgem & Three days of De Panne. And following all that is The Ronde, Paris-Roubaix, the Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Certainly a long awaited and most exciting time for classic cycling fans. I'm one. And I will be following intently on the internet for the fireworks. The cobblestone misery will love company in the form of the adverse weather conditions common at this time. The races will be gloriously difficult for the riders to be sure. Flemish fans will be out in full force cheering on their Belgian heroes to win. I'll be cheering hoping Dominique Rollin can upset the apple cart. He finished a strong fifth in the miserable conditions of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. The Canadian has a certain taste for the Flemish pave. Last year he made podium for third at Scheldeprijs. I have a certain feeling he's been going well enough to finally bring home a cobblestone victory and become a Flemish hero!