Tour of Flanders 2019 race preview

Cyclo-cross is taking over. In the favourite stakes for the 2019 Tour of Flanders, the three riders topping the market are all former world champions on the mud and knobbly tires. With some cracks in the Deceueninck-QuickStep armoury, and question marks over 2016 champion Peter Sagan, the 103rd Ronde Van Vlaanderen looks wide open.

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