Go inside the Belgian classics with our team of reporters who are on the ground (er... cobbles) at E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem.
Quick-Step dominated E3 Harelbeke with a brave breakaway, and Sagan sealed the deal with a sprint at Gent-Wevelgem.
Sep Vanmarcke hit the deck with five other EF-Drapac teammates midway through E3 Harelbeke, but fought back to finish seventh.
Friday’s impressive display confirmed Quick-Step is the strongest and most efficient team heading into the heart of Flanders week.
Peter Sagan complained of tactics not fitness in the E3 Harelbeke, a race dominated by Quick-Step Floors and its star Niki Terpstra.
Niki Terpstra nets his biggest win in four years with help from a domineering Quick-Step team at E3 Harelbeke.
After winless 2017, Niki Terpstra bounces back with an emphatic solo win at E3 Harelbeke, soaring with support from Quick-Step.
BMC Racing had three strong riders in the mix at E3 Harelbeke, but Van Avermaet could only manage a third-place result.
Belgian team Quick-Step Floors blitzed E3 Harelbeke Friday with Niki Terpstra taking a convincing solo win.
"I’ve never raced over the cobbles. I have never trained on the cobbles," says Landa ahead of E3 Harelbeke.