On the day he should have defended his title, Stybar speaks of the importance of last year's E3 victory and how the race unfolded.
Trio of Belgian races set for March 27 through April 1 canceled after decree banning sporting events through Flanders.
Teams left uncertain of race schedules and logistics as measures to curtail health crisis develop by the day.
Changes to parcours to make 'mini-Flanders' more challenging makes it a perfect barometer of strength prior to the cobbled monuments.
Luck, legs, teammates and know-how coming together perfectly mean Stybar goes into Flanders one of the hot favorites.
Greg van Avermaet hopes his strong legs bring him victories at the longer Monument races
We are on the ground at the classics with full analysis and opinion about E3 Harelbeke, which kicks off a two-week stretch of action.
Thanks to an early attack by teammate Bob Jungels, Zdenek Stybar had the upper hand at E3 BinckBank Classic, beating Olympic champ Greg Van Avermaet in the final sprint.
With cobbles and climbs punctuating the Friday classic, riders and mechanics fine-tune their gear. Ben Delaney of Roll Massif takes a close look before the start in Harelbeke.