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Gallery: The best of E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem

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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) moves to the front to challenge the leaders

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) moves to the front to challenge the leaders
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack - Leopard) solos to the win at E3 Harelbeke

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack - Leopard) solos to the win at E3 Harelbeke
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Fabian Cancellara was once again incredibly strong

Fabian Cancellara was once again incredibly strong
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Omega Pharma QuickStep swarm the front of the bunch in E3 Harelbeke

Omega Pharma QuickStep swarm the front of the bunch in E3 Harelbeke
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Ian Stannard (Team Sky)

Ian Stannard (Team Sky)
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The early break in E3 Harelbeke

The early break in E3 Harelbeke
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Gent-Wevelgem winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Gent-Wevelgem winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
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Gent-Wevelgem winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Gent-Wevelgem winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
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Gilbert leads two national champions at Gent-Wevelgem

Gilbert leads two national champions at Gent-Wevelgem
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Blanco lead a frantic chase

Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Blanco lead a frantic chase
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The peloton races through Ieper

The peloton races through Ieper
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Blanco lead a frantic chase

Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Blanco lead a frantic chase
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IAM Haussler: The Australian leads the winning break

IAM Haussler: The Australian leads the winning break
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma Quick Step) in full flight

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma Quick Step) in full flight
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QuickStep on the front in E3 Harelbeke

QuickStep on the front in E3 Harelbeke
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack) heads towards his third win in E3

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack) heads towards his third win in E3
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A GreenEdge rider makes use of a push

A GreenEdge rider makes use of a push
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) gets out of the saddle

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) gets out of the saddle
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A RadioShack rider takes a tumble in E3 Harelbeke

A RadioShack rider takes a tumble in E3 Harelbeke
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Garmin-Sharp's Johan Vansummeren

Garmin-Sharp's Johan Vansummeren
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Fabian Cancellara rides away from his rivals in E3 Harelbeke

Fabian Cancellara rides away from his rivals in E3 Harelbeke
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep)
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Tom Boonen stretches his legs

Tom Boonen stretches his legs
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In their sights: a group chases down a lone rider in Gent-Wevelgem

In their sights: a group chases down a lone rider in Gent-Wevelgem
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Heinrich Haussler braves the conditions at Gent-Wevelgem

Heinrich Haussler braves the conditions at Gent-Wevelgem
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
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World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)

World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
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Ian Stannard leads Sky's assault

Ian Stannard leads Sky's assault
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Gent-Wevelgem 2013

Gent-Wevelgem 2013
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack) leads the field in Gent-Wevelgem

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack) leads the field in Gent-Wevelgem
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep) in Gent-Wevelgem

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep) in Gent-Wevelgem
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
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The favourites stretch their legs in Gent-Wevelgem

The favourites stretch their legs in Gent-Wevelgem
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Haussler has to settle for fourth in the sprint at Gent-Wevelgem

Haussler has to settle for fourth in the sprint at Gent-Wevelgem
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A QuickStep rider takes on Gent-Wevelgem

A QuickStep rider takes on Gent-Wevelgem
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BMC and Sky take control of the peloton

BMC and Sky take control of the peloton
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack)

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack)
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The peloton splits

The peloton splits
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Two Sky riders on the front in a cold edition of Gent-Wevelgem

Two Sky riders on the front in a cold edition of Gent-Wevelgem
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) out of the saddle

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) out of the saddle
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The early three-man break work together in the near freezing conditions

The early three-man break work together in the near freezing conditions
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) on the rivet

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) on the rivet
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Garmin's only finisher in Gent-Wevelgem would be Johan Vansummeren

Garmin's only finisher in Gent-Wevelgem would be Johan Vansummeren
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Teamy Sky) on the back

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Teamy Sky) on the back
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The peloton reach the north coast of Belgium

The peloton reach the north coast of Belgium
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Gent-Wevelgem 2013

Gent-Wevelgem 2013
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Eisel looks back for support but realises he has to take on Sagan on his own

Eisel looks back for support but realises he has to take on Sagan on his own
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Juan Antonio Flecha takes a turn in the break

Juan Antonio Flecha takes a turn in the break
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Bodnar sets up Sagan for the win in Gent-Wevelgem

Bodnar sets up Sagan for the win in Gent-Wevelgem
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Fabian Cancellara romped away to his third win in four years in E3 Harelbeke with a demonstration as complete as either of his Flanders or Roubaix wins in 2010. The RadioShack rider attacked on Oude Kwaremont with all of 35 kilometres to go, arriving in Harelbeke with more than a minute on his closest rivals.

In Gent-Wevelgem, Peter Sagan finally found the right combination of talent and tactics to win his first major race on Belgian soil.

Both wins set Cancellara and Sagan up as the major favourites for Sunday's Tour of Flanders, and while the attention slowly turns to the second Monument of the season Jered and Ashley Gruber provide a look back at E3 and Gent-Wevelgem with some of the best photos on the web.

The couple spends the Classics season on the road, and after Milan-San Remo travelled to Belgium where they are based for the coming weeks and have sifted through their best images to provide Cyclingnews with this fantastic gallery.