The peloton heads progressively southbound, with a mix of terrain along the way including a couple of sprint opportunities, rolling days, tough mountain finishes and even a team time trial to contend with.
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The “Race Between the Two Seas” takes on a traditional route, starting on the west coast of Italy before making its way over to the east; with the usual variety of sprint stages, mountain days and a time trial.
Taking place on a lap circuit around Oetingen, the main obstacle of the day is the cobbles and kicker of Bergstraat – which the attackers will no doubt use as they look to disrupt any possible sprint.
On paper it should be a day for the sprinters but the race can be made harder by challenging weather, with winds and rain affecting 2022 while the 2023 edition was cancelled fully due to snowfall.
With a “rubbish” climb to contend with in the form of the infamous VAM-berg ascent, the Ronde van Drenthe is a staple event on the Women’s WorldTour calendar and always offers an exciting race.
Hailed as the world’s oldest classic, with the first edition dating back to 1876, Milano – Torino changes its route every few years but the 2024 edition looks set to be one for the fast men once again.
Packed with short punchy climbs and several cobble sections, Nokere Koerse normally ends in a reduced bunch sprint but there is plenty of challenging road for those who will hope to shake things up.
A new race on the calendar for our Women’s program, we can expect a variety of exciting action in the Normandie region over the four days with a time trial to kick things off before some mixed terrain.
Lending itself to the sprinters, the hills in the middle of the day normally see a regrouping before a mass dash to the line. That is of course unless the wind whips up, which can cause carnage in the region.
One of the more prominent one-day races on the U23 calendar, the race on paper should come down to a bunch sprint scenario but we have seen the late attackers take a march on the peloton before.
One of the five Monuments in cycling and the longest race on the calendar, Milano – Sanremo slowly builds to a crescendo throughout the day as they charge towards the famous Poggio finale.
A mostly pan-flat route around the town of Rucphen and the surrounding area, traditionally it is a day that ends in a fast finish but like with most of the races in the region, watch out for the wind.
One of the older races on the Women’s calendar, Trofeo Alfredo Binda sees the peloton tackle a tricky and a hilly lap circuit where the puncheurs, climbers and resilient sprinters come to the fore.
With lots of climbing on the menu throughout the week we should see some exciting battles between the mountain goats when the road goes upwards, while the opportunists hunt out their moments.
A flat route from Brugge towards the Belgian coastline in De Panne that typically lends itself to a sprint finale but as we have seen in recent years, the wind can cause havoc and reduced groups battle it out.
A race we have great memories of from the 2023 campaign where we tore things to shred in the crosswinds, the outcome of the race this year will depend on the attitude of the peloton and the weather.
Famously named after an old collection of European motorways that connected Lisbon to Stockholm, and which ran close to the start and finish town of Harelbeke, expect this “mini-Flanders” to be exciting.
Part of the U23 Road Series, the Wim Hendriks Trofee offers our Development program riders a chance to test themselves against the very best in their age group over this two-day long event.
Backloaded with climbs and cobbles; the direction of the wind on the journey back to Weveglem often decides how big of a group approaches the finish and the type of rider that will compete in the final.
A battle between the classics stars and versatile sprinters is to be expected, as those looking to make the day hard will have to use the climbs and the cobbles to distance those with a fast finish.
With the harder climbs and cobbled sections coming around the halfway mark in the day, the race can often explode early before a battle between the leading groups and chasing peloton ensues.
Like a lot of spring classics, the outcome of the race will depend on how aggressively tackle the parcours as we can easily see a solo winner in Waregem or some type of reduced bunch gallop to the line.
Taking on roads local to our Aqua-Step Keep Challenging Center, we’re all set for a hard day of racing in the Limburg hills, which can be made even more challenging if we get some inclement weather.
A new race on the calendar for the team, lots of climbing awaits along the route, with a particularly savage and steep final climb before the downhill plunge to the finish in the town of Estella.
A fan favourite race, Ronde van Vlaanderen combines some of the most challenging cobbled climbs in the region into one 250 kilometre plus parcours, where an epic battle materialises throughout the day.
One of the most demanding days in the saddle of the year, the famous Oude Kwaremont and Paterbeg combination is often the launchpad for some savage attacks by the strongest classics riders.