Bernal defies expectations to only lose 19 seconds on GC rival Dennis, with just one mountain stage remaining.
The iconic status of the Tour of Flanders is ingrained into riders from their childhood, with many dreaming of racing the bergs for years before they have the opportunity to do so.
The Belgian squad seems to have everything going for it ahead of Sunday's Tour of Flanders, as the numbers show.
Yves Lampaert leaves the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen with victories in the overall, the points competition and the best young rider’s standings
Yves Lampaert wins stage 1 and moves into the overall lead in the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen