E3 Harlebeke: Return of the big 3

The return of the big three.

Flemish week happily continues tomorrow with E3 Harlebeke now 60 years young. There are numerous cobble sectors and 15 climbs on much of the same route as the Tour of Flanders. Known as the mini Tour of Flanders it's route is 206.1km that starts and finishes in Harelbeke. Dwars door Vlaanderen was fun to watch as the Quick Stop Floors duo of Yves Lampaert helped by Philippe Gilbert pull the first Flemish win. They will return for E3 along with Tom Boonen looking for two in a row. Defending champ, Michal Kwiatkowski will not defend but Peter Sagan (2nd last year) and Ian Stannard (3rd) will want revenge.

Lampaert and Gilbert were masterful in Dwars will Quick Step Floors do it again?

My podium: 1- Peter Sagan, 2- Oliver Naesen 3- Tiesj Benoot

darkhorses: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sep Vanmarcke