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Hello and welcome to the Cyclingnews live coverage of Dwars door Vlaanderen. 

As the Cyclingnews blimp takes height, the riders are lining up for the roll out.

The race starts in Roeselare and ends in Waregem after 184km of racing.

it is warm and sunny in Belgium, with 24C temperatures expected. It should be a fast and aggressive race.

This was the Jumbo-Visma team on the sign-on podium. However team leader Wout Van Aert is not riding today. 

Off-colour at E3 Saxo Bank Classic but imperious at Gent-Wevelgem, Van Aert is the major absentee by choice, meaning we won’t have a preview of the highly-anticipated showdown with Alaphilippe and Van der Poel until Sunday's the Tour of Flanders.

Van Aert is absent but Mathieu van der Poel and Julian Alaphillipe leads the ever-strong Deceuninck collective. That will be the first rivalry to watch but there are many others as team race for the last time before Sunday's Tour of Flanders. 

Breaking news: van der Poel is wearing white shorts. He also has a new bike.  

The riders have rolled out of the start and face a5km neutralised sector.

This was the roll out.

The women's race is also underway. We'll have a full race report, photos and resu