Tour of Flanders: 'I know I have the legs' says Van Baarle

Dylan van Baarle (Ineos-Grenadiers) puts in his winning move in Dwars door Vlaanderen
Dylan van Baarle (Ineos-Grenadiers) puts in his winning move in Dwars door Vlaanderen over 50km from the finish (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Ineos Grenadiers organisation haven't won a Monument since 2017 when Michal Kwiatkowski claimed Milan-San Remo in a photo finish over Peter Sagan and Julian Alaphilippe but in the organisation's best Classics push in years, Dylan van Baarle has climbed up the rankings of favourites for the Tour of Flanders.

The Dutchman won Dwars door Vlaanderen and his massive 50km solo triumph after strong showings in the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem demonstrated a shift of mentality.

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