Lars Boom and Sep Vanmarcke have been close at Paris-Roubaix, but neither has hoisted the cobblestone at the Roubaix Velodrome.
The cobblestone classics climax with Paris-Roubaix's hellish run from Compiègne to Roubaix. Can Peter Sagan pull off the double?
Lars Boom announces his plans to race six major cyclocross races in December and early January after three years away from the mud.
Andrew Hood takes a look at what's worth remembering, and forgetting, at the Tour through the opening nine stages
Astana will start Dutch rider Lars Boom in the Tour de France despite low cortisol levels
Stage 1 in Utrecht will be flat, fast, and hot, so riders like Boom are making adjustments for as much speed in the heat as possible
Can Alexander Kristoff pull off the Flanders-Roubaix double, or will someone else emerge from the dusty cobbles as Sunday's winner?
Lars Boom proved himself on northern France's pavé in the Tour's stage 5, and now he plans to use that experience for a run at Paris-Roubax
Without perennial favorites Boonen and Cancellara, a new generation of riders is elbowing its way to the top of the Flanders heap
After his big win in last year's Tour de France over the cobbles, Boom is hoping for a spring classics breakthrough