Due to forecasted weather conditions, the EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale Tour of Flanders recon on Thursday March 29 will be delayed by 30 minutes from the previously indicated schedule. The new timetable is outlined below:
9:45 a.m. leave hotel
11:15 a.m. start recon (119km)
Ride +/- 90km
No changes to the press conference, which remains at 2:30 p.m. on Friday March 30. Please register your interest with communications director Matt Beaudin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vanmarcke puts #PinkArgyle on Dwars door Vlaanderen podium
Sep Vanmarcke sprinted to third place at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday. With an acceleration on the Varentstraat cobbles, Vanmarcke created a five-rider selection from which the podium emerged.
Yves Lampaert (QuickStep-Floors) attacked in the final kilometer to win the new-look classic. Vanmarcke ran second in the four-up sprint to snag the final spot on the podium.
“For me, mentally, it doesn’t change a lot,” said Vanmarcke. “I knew last weekend I was good, but of course having a podium is always nice, always important for the team. Even though I didn’t have the best legs, it’s nice to be on the podium.”