Dutch races this weekend seeing increasingly-powerful line ups as teams scramble to find opportunities for riders scheduled to start northern classics.
Milano-Sanremo being raced in fall, major teams sitting out March racing, Paris-Nice carrying on regardless - VeloNews debates the big issues from the last week in pro cycling.
The peloton faces rain and cold temperatures at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne this weekend.
Classics stars like Zdenek Stybar, Chantal Blaak, and Mads Petersen will be in Gent this coming weekend for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Races in Portugal and Spain provide important early season climbing and time trial tests for many marquee names.
The Belgian star needs to win the elusive Italian classic to be join the elite club of sweeping all five of cycling's prestigious monuments
Deceuninck-Quick-Step's fluid model of leadership being used by rival teams in shifting of tactical script.