Famenne Ardenne classic (Sept 27)
A lumpy profile that concludes with three ascents of the Côte de Charneux, a 1.6km climb averaging 4.4 per cent, Moreno Hofland is defending his title for Lottosoudal, who are the only other Worldtour team aside from Lottonl-jumbo competing. Young Brits Charlie Quarterman and Adam Lewis are racing.
Tour of Almaty (Sept 29-30)
Two stages await the riders in Kazakhstan, at a race in which local Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) has won the past four editions. Both stages are reserved for climbers and punchy riders.
Tour de Vendée (Sept 30)
Christophe Laporte has won two of the last three editions of the race, and his Cofidis team are on the startline. Almost always won by a sprinter, it is scheduled to be Sylvain Chavanel’s penultimate race before he retires. Binche-chimay-binche (oct 2)
Dylan Groenewegen (Lottonl-jumbo) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-fdj) go head-to-head in this one-day Belgian race that was won by Adam Blythe in 2012.
Sparkassen münsterland Giro (oct 3)
Sam Bennett won last year, and in June the Irishman won the Rund um Köln. Since then, though, he has struggled for form, so Pascal Ackermann may lead Bora-hansgrohe. German Phil Bauhaus leads Team Sunweb.