Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen will be graced with the presence of more than a few stars, as riders get ready for the northern classics. World Champion Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) will be there, backed by a strong team, as will Alessandro Petacchi (Milram), who finished second in Milan-San Remo. Top sprinters Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) and Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) will also be presented.
The race, which will be held for the 61st time, starts in Kortrijk and finishes in Waregem. Totaling 204 km, it includes 12 climbs. It should be dry but cold weather on Wednesday, with a maximum temperature of 7 degrees and a moderate north east wind blowing.