The one-day races continue with E3 Harelbeke this Friday. Team Giant-Alpecin’s classics squad will be looking to test their legs again in this tough race which features no less than 15 hills and four cobblestone sections along its 206km route, including the well-known ascents of the Taaienberg, the Paterberg, and the Oude Kwaremont.
Coach Luke Roberts (AUS) said ahead of the race: “At E3 Harelbeke we are facing one of the toughest races among the Flemish Classics. We have a few riders coming into good shape and I expect them to be competitive.
“The second half of the race contains a lot of cobbled climbs and narrow roads making it a difficult finale. With Zico part of the line-up, we also have some added local knowledge that can be to the team’s advantage during this challenging race.”