Belgian classics specialist Sep Vanmarcke has signed with Cannondale – Drapac. Jonathan Vaughters hopes his new hire can win Roubaix.
Lars Boom and Sep Vanmarcke have been close at Paris-Roubaix, but neither has hoisted the cobblestone at the Roubaix Velodrome.
De Ronde van Vlaanderen's top favorites give their takes on Sunday's big race
Sep Vanmarcke comes close to a big win at Gent-Wevelgem — if all goes well at Tour of Flanders, he'll be a threat for the win.
Will Sunday's cobbled race end with a mad dash to the line thanks to a long run into Wevelgem, or will an opportunist take over?
Belgian Sep Vanmarcke hopes that good fortune and changes he made to his schedule will help him ride to a classics victory in 2016.
The Dutch-registered team "is targeting at least the podium" in this season's one-day races, with Vanmarcke its leading man.
The veteran sprinter is included on MTN-Qhubeka's nine-man squad that will line up July 4
The two riders entered the spring classics as top favorites but leave with nothing
Can Alexander Kristoff pull off the Flanders-Roubaix double, or will someone else emerge from the dusty cobbles as Sunday's winner?