Etixx – Quick-Step has signed more talent for the Ardennes classics, bringing former world champion Philippe Gilbert on board for 2017.
With the trading season opening August 1, teams, riders, and agents are jockeying for position in the market.
This year's route is harder than in years past, with more climbs added into the course as the peloton preps for the Tour de France.
Philippe Gilbert, winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2011, will skip the final Ardennes classic due to a broken finger.
Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne ends on the famed Mur de Huy, and the puncheurs of the peloton will be there fighting for a win.
Three-time Amstel champ Gilbert will race despite broken finger and controversy surround an altercation with a driver,
Former world champion Philippe Gilbert suffered a fractured finger after being attacked by a drunk driver during a training ride.
A handful of top riders have come close to Sanremo glory — Andrew Hood considers five favorites who've never broken through in Italy.
Illness has derailed Philippe Gilbert's Milano-Sanremo prep
The 2012 world champion has a respiratory infection and wants to rest up for Milano-Sanremo on March 19.