E3 Harel­beke

24 March, 1.WT, Bel­gium

Procycling - - Prologue -

Two days af­ter Dwars door Vlaan­deren and two days be­fore Gent-Wevel­gem, the in­de­pen­dently or­gan­ised E3 is start­ing to !ind it­self get­ting a bit cramped in the WorldTour. How­ever it is still the best form-tester for Flan­ders: ev­ery year since 2004, with the ex­cep­tion of 2011, the win­ner of Flan­ders has !in­ished in the top 10 of E3, which uses many of the same roads and bergs as the big one, nine days later. Last year, Micha¯ Kwiatkowski and Peter Sa­gan at­tacked with 30km from the !in­ish and were never seen again. Tom Boo­nen holds the record num­ber of wins with !ive.

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