An early taste of the cobbles and miserable weather.
"The real season starts in Belgium. It's as hard as it gets up there. My most vivid memory is the first 100-metres of the first sector of Opening Weekend - the speed and intensity on the approach, and then the thundering sound and vibration as we rattled across that first 100 meters."
"These are the most beautiful races of the year."
Time for Cobbles!