Ian Stannard leads the charge for Tour of Britain's home riders, winning the day ahead of two other Brits.
Roubaix favors the dark-horse pick — here are five men who could surprise and why they've got a shot at winning the cobblestone trophy.
The Sky rider won the last two editions of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but he'll skip this year's race in favor of putting in stage race miles.
Several notable riders are left off the team's lineup, including American veteran Danny Pate
After years of hard knocks in the pro peloton following a slow transition off the track, Geraint Thomas has arrived with a huge win at E3
The squad has molded itself into a strong classics contender since it first raced in 2010
Dan Seaton analyzes Etixx's loss in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which the team followed by winning Sunday's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
It's been a hard slog for Ian Stannard, who fought back from a broken back and wrist to top the podium once again at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Much like Milano-Sanremo a month later, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is very much dependent on factors outside an individual racer's control
Niki Terpstra remains in the overall lead with two days of racing left as the peloton faces another windy day of action in the desert