Teams have arrived in Belgium and are hitting the cobbles in preparation for 'Opening Weekend' at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
Greg Van Avermaet's CCC Team has been seen bouncing along on top of the cobbles this week, as well as riders from Direct Energie, Team Sunweb, Jumbo-Visma and more. Familiar faces on the cobbles include Lars Boom and Niki Terpstra, both of whom are in new kits this year, and the ever-present Deceuninck-QuickStep armada that includes Philippe Gilbert, Zdenek Stybar and Bob Jungels.
Deceuninck-QuickStep also presented their Omloop and Kuurne rosters to media inside the Museum van de Weilsport Bar in Roeselare. The team roster for Omloop includes Yves Lampaert, Tim Declercq, Philippe Gilbert, Iljo Keisse, Bob Jungels, Florian Sénéchal and Zdeněk Štybar. For Kuurne, the team will sub in sprinter Fabio Jakobsen and Kasper Asgreen for Gilbert and Declercq.