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?
Belgian star is confident he can put the disappointment of Flanders behind him as he rides toward an appointment with the Hell of the North