Less than one week after the third victory in Belgium this season thanks to Gerben Thijssen, the team of Jean-François Bourlart participates in two other Belgian classics this weekend with the Heistse Pijl on Saturday, followed by the Brussels Cycling Classic the next day.
The next day, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty returns to the parcours on which Taco van der Hoorn rode to the victory last year, and Aimé De Gendt to second place behind Remco Evenepoel one year earlier.
Two times the Muur van Geraardsbergen, the Bosberg and the Congoberg are included in the second race half before the cobble sections Brabantsebaan and Rosweg, and the Heiligekruiswegstraat climb leading to the finish in front of the King Baudouin Stadium.
Two months after his bad crash in the Tour of Flanders, Eritrean rider Biniam Girmay will make his return to racing. Regional rider Arne Marit and his compatriot Laurenz Rex will participate in their first race since concluding their first Tour of Italy, accompanied by Sven Erik Bystrøm, De Gendt, Adrien Petit and Dion Smith, directed by Aike Visbeek and Hilaire Van der Schueren.