Amongst dozens of tubulars and double-ring drivetrains, the bikes of Zdenek Stybar and Mads Pedersen stood out at Gent-Wevelgem.
Luck, legs, teammates and know-how coming together perfectly mean Stybar goes into Flanders one of the hot favorites.
Thanks to an early attack by teammate Bob Jungels, Zdenek Stybar had the upper hand at E3 BinckBank Classic, beating Olympic champ Greg Van Avermaet in the final sprint.
After his teammate Jungels puts the peloton on notice with long-range attack, Stybar stays cool until final sprint to beat van Aert and Van Avermaet.
With back-to-back wins in Belgian opener, Deceuninck-Quick-Step puts classics rivals on notice.
Stybar attacks from select lead group to go solo over the line, punishing Van Avermaet's earlier aggression.
Young Slovenian star Tadej Pogacar defends lead to win overall on hectic final day. Zdenek Stybar wins stage 5 at Volta ao Algarve.
The Belgian squad seems to have everything going for it ahead of Sunday's Tour of Flanders, as the numbers show.