#8 Maarten Wynants
Cobbles Credentials: Grizzled vet Maarten has been around since making a splash by winning the U-23 Worlds RR in 2004. Such a promising start though did not pan out as a major champion though as his career mainly with Quick Step and Rabobank has been one of a classic domestique. Last year did show something however with a 10th at Paris-Roubaix. This year he was 9th at the Omloop. maybe if he got to ride for himself he'd score some points?
DId you know? He's still looking for his first pro win since his Worlds scalp.
#9 Tom Van Asbroeck
Cobbles Credentials: The Kid of the tournament, Tom was 3rd at Worlds last year. He was also 1st at Beverbeek, 15th at Le Samyn, 7th at Ronde van Drenthe, 13th at Scheldeprijs. This year his best result has been 2nd on stage 1 at West Vlaanderen. The Kid has a future on the cobbles.