Cervelo TestTeam is sending squads to this weekend's cobbled races, the men's and women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and the men's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
Despite nasty crashes at Algarve, RadioShack will start Gert Steegmans and Tomas Vaitkus at this weekend's cobbled races in Belgium. Milram, Liquigas and Quick Step also release their rosters.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is an early season cobbled semi-classic in Belgium, held the day after the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (formerly called Het Volk). K-B-K was won in 2007 and 2009 by Tom Boonen and in 2005 by George Hincapie. The route includes many short hills, including the treacherously slippery Oude Kwaremont, cobbles and, typically, some wind.