Andreas Klier's keys to a successful Spring Classics campaign

Muur Van Geraardsbergen
Racing up the Muur Van Geraardsbergen at the 2019 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Classics season is fast approaching, with the ‘Opening Weekend’ just over a week away, bringing the first instalment of cobbled racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

When it comes to building a Classics team for the arduous campaign that runs all the way through until Paris-Roubaix on the second Sunday of April, there are several key factors that teams need to be conscious of, with form, illness and momentum all playing their parts.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.