Peter Sagan leads Tinkoff in the first weekend of northern classics, Omloop and Kuurne, as he gears up for a run at a monument victory.
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
Tim De Waele captures the action at the 2015 edition of the semi-classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
Results from the 2015 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
Philippe Gilbert nearly steals the show, but it's Mark Cavendish who finally takes center stage at the finish of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
Much like Milano-Sanremo a month later, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is very much dependent on factors outside an individual racer's control
The spring race season kicks off this weekend in Belgium with Omloop and Kuurne. Who will draw first blood at these early tests?
Plaxton gets a big-money win in Texas, Boonen and Stannard split the opening weekend in Belgium, and Johansson rings up a couple of podiums
Omega Pharma and Sky split the weekend, Belkin and BMC have a bit of bad luck, and Cannondale and Trek are absent. But it's early days yet