Joaquim Rodriguez rides aboard a stiff and aerodynamic Canyon Aeroad. The Spaniard will retire at the end of the season.
The 37-year-old Spaniard has finished on several grand tour podiums and recorded three monument victories.
A few riders could upset favorite Alejandro Valverde in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the weather could really throw a wrench into the mix.
Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne ends on the famed Mur de Huy, and the puncheurs of the peloton will be there fighting for a win.
Many of the peloton's top uphill specialists are headed to northern Spain to take on the Vuelta al País Vasco
Katusha's Joaquim Rodríguez withdraws from Volta ao Algarve on stage 2, suffering from an illness he's had since the race began.
Katusha hopes to ride its flashy new team kit to fresh horizons in 2016
Two-time Lombardia winner Joaquim Rodriguez injures himself while training and is forced to withdraw from season's final monument race.
Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash look ahead to the year's final monument classic, Il Lombardia, which takes place Sunday in Italy.
Valverde has won six medals in the worlds road race but is still searching for a victory.