Teams for Belgian Classics starters: T-Mobile, Milram, Wiesenhof

The spring season will be started in Belgium this weekend with the semi-classics Het Volk and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne events on Saturday and Sunday respectively. For T-Mobile's leading cobblestone specialist Andreas Klier, it’s a first real form test in the heartland of the big spring challenges to come: Tour of Flanders (April 8) and Paris-Roubaix (April 15).

"These races are an important indicator of what kind of shape the riders are in, and what they need to work on to get into absolute peak condition," said T-Mobile sports director Allan Peiper, who expects to see his riders "riding at the front, where they can control the race tempo".

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