March 24, 2017, Harelbeke, Flanders, Road - WorldTour

Often seen as a 'mini-' Tour of Flanders, E3 Harelbeke traverses many of the same cobbled climbs as Belgium's biggest race. The Taaienberg, Paterberg, and Oude Kwaremont are all on the menu during a winding, 206.1-km trek through West Flanders.

Kicking off a weekend of top-tier racing – with Gent-Wevelgem on its heels two days later – E3 has drawn increasingly impressive start lists in the past few years, with a collection of recent winners worthy of a new Classics staple.

Worlds winners went head to head in the 2016 edition of the race. Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski, the 2014 world champion, escaped with rainbow jersey-wearing Peter Sagan and the pair held off a hard-charging peloton on the bumpy Flemish terrain to duel for the victory in Harelbeke. Kwiatkowski emerged victorious, surprising Sagan in the sprint to earn a first career Cobbled Classic win.

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2016 E3 Harelbeke Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky4:49:34 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:00:04 
3Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:11 
4Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
6Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
7Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
8Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
9Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
10Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  


2016 E3 Harelbeke |  2015 E3 Harelbeke2014 E3 Harelbeke

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