Previous podium: Albert, Stybar, Nys
TV: Sporza, 15h
This race is a slugfest, where hard work is more important than pure technique. Lars Boom does well here (which doesn't mean that he doesn't have any technique, but man does that guy have a big engine). It's flat and on grass, though there's usually a lot a lot of mud as well. Crashes aren't unheard of either, last year Stybar did a rather unpleasant (or so I hear) nuts to the top tube manoeuvre, and Nys somersaulted in the mud. The coolest feature is the washboard section.