These things don't always pan out, and the Ronde van Vlaanderen has a wide variety of ways to make people hurt besides slippery stones, but... it looks like we'll have slippery stones too.
Here's a quick Ruined By Nice Weather Power Poll:
- Paris-Roubaix: Still great race, but... come on!
- Gent-Wevelgem: weather is the difference between a SSR and a classic
- Montepaschi Strade Bianche: mmm, cyclocross. Hey, that reminds me...
- Cyclocross generally.
- Ronde van Vlaanderen. Still a great race but... Koppenberg!
Update! Sporza has upped their crowd forecast this morning from 600,000 to 800,000. Flanders to rest of world: HTFU.