Hafjell GP, lillehammer GP and Gylne Gutuer (Aug 31-Sept 2)
New for this year, these three one-day races in Norway are being grouped together to form a mini tour of the country. All classified as UCI 1.2 events, Hafjell GP will be a time trial. Both the Lillehammer GP and Gylne Gutuer races will test riders on undulating parcours.
Brussels cycling classic (Sept 1)
Previously known as Paris-bruxelles until 2013 when the race organisers decided to keep the entire route in Belgium, one of the oldest races on the international calendar is a favoured haunt for sprinters. 2017’s winner Arnaud Démare leads Groupama-fdj, with competition including Trek-segafredo’s John Degenkolb.
GP de Fourmies (Sept 2)
The 86th edition of the northern French race, the parcours suit fast riders and those who like to try brave attacks to catch others unaware. Nacer Bouhanni and Romain Feillu are recent two-time winners, the latter leading St Michel-auber93. Alexander Kristoff heads UAE-TEAM Emirates.
la Philippe Gilbert juniors (Sept 2)
A key race for the international junior peloton in determining future talent, Tom Pidcock won in 2016, with fellow Brit Elliot Redfern in fifth place. Previous winners include Jan Bakelants and Jasper Stuyven. Five steep climbs are included in the race.