American Taylor Phinney sat out of Friday's E3 Binckbank Classic due to knee soreness, but expectations are high for Belgian captain Vanmarcke.
EF Education First-Drapac rider Sebastian Langeveld will ride disc brakes at Roubaix after making the podium in 2017.
With a long-term deal in hand, Sep Vanmarcke and his EF team expect the Belgian will be a cool-headed threat at Tour of Flanders.
The U.S.-registered squad is taking three quality GC men to the roads of France
Without perennial favorites Boonen and Cancellara, a new generation of riders is elbowing its way to the top of the Flanders heap
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PERUGIA, Italy (VN) ─ Two weeks ago, Rabobank’s Sebastian Langeveld was the star of the opening classics weekend. With Milan-San Remo and the Belgian cobbles around the corner, the Dutchman is staying low key on his talent-rich team at Tirreno-Adriatico.