The Belgian withdraws from Friday's E3 Harelbeke with digestive issues, saying he wants to recover for next Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
Friday's E3 Harelbeke will go on as planned, despite Tuesday's attacks in Brussels, and Belgian Greg Van Avermaet is an outright favorite.
The Belgian already has two victories this season, and his northern classics run began Wednesday at Dwars door Vlaanderen.
The 300-kilometer Milano-Sanremo might seem predictable, but it's far from it. Andrew Hood takes a closer look at "la Classicissima."
Peter Sagan criticizes Van Avermaet's tactics in pivotal Tirreno stage 6, but really, he should be learning from the winner instead.
Greg Van Avermaet ekes out the overall win at Tirreno-Adriatico, beating Peter Sagan by one second as Cancellara claims final TT.
With the spring's biggest classics coming soon, Greg Van Avermaet is in winning form, primed for Tirreno-Adriatico victory, then a monument.
Greg Van Avermaet takes GC lead at Tirreno-Adriatico in a surprise breakaway of eight sprinters and classics aces.
Scenes from Greg Van Avermaet's first win of 2016, and first career Omloop Het Nieuwsblad victory
Greg Van Avermaet takes his first win of 2016 at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, outgunning Peter Sagan in a reduced sprint