Elia Viviani will race for redemption at Gent-Wevelgem Sunday, and the Deceuninck-Quick-Step team looks strong as ever for De Panne and E3.
Driedaagse De Panne, a traditional Flanders warm-up may be strong-armed into changing its dates by powerful Belgian race promoter.
With a strong performance in the final TT, Gilbert wins De Panne overall. Kittel wins stage 3a, and Durbridge wins stage 3b.
Alexander Kristoff breaks his year-long drought in the northern classics, winning stage 2 of Driedaagse De Panne ahead of Edward Theuns.
Beligan champion Philippe Gilbert wins stage 1 of Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde after attacking on the Muur.
The German takes stage 3a in a reduced-field sprint after a late crash takes out most of the riders in the peloton.