The Belgian still dreams of winning the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix, but he revels in his role on the EF Pro Cycling team, and was only too happy to see his Italian teammate Alberto Bettiol storm to victory in Flanders, in 2019.
After playing his cards perfectly when the decisive breakaway went up the road, an untimely mechanical leaves Sep Vanmarcke sprinting for fourth at Roubaix.
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 Recon Ride talks route and favorites, and hears from Sep Vanmarcke, ahead of the Tour of Flanders.
Sep Vanmarcke fights through rain and bad legs at Dwars door Vlaanderen, managing a third-place result with Flanders looming.