The lead-up to Flanders
"After this new podium place at Gent-Wevelgem we are now looking towards the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. But of course before that, we will focus on Dwars door Vlaanderen. The course is a bit shorter than one of the grand classics, but it is still a great race to try and win! It is an important race since you can make final adjustments within the team before heading to the Monument that is the Tour of Flanders. Oliver has been full of confidence since the beginning of the season. He is one of the favourites for the Flandrian classics, and he has proved his enormous amount of endurance. The whole team will have to be at the same level to stay with him on this quest."
- Julien Jurdie. DS AG2R La Mondiale
Oliver Naesen: my pick for Dwars.