Who says different profile necessarily says different objectives on the classics. As a good Flandrian, Wout van Aert pointed to the Tour of Flanders (April 2) and Paris-Roubaix (April 9) as main objectives. He will also be at the start of E3 (March 24) and Ghent-Wevelgem (March 26) but will not defend his title at Nieuwsblad (February 25), as the race is too close to the end of the cyclo season. -cross.
Compared to last season, he will skip Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which had been added to his program following his positive test for covid which had upset his ambitions at the start of the season.
Remco Evenepoel should be at the start of the Doyenne, which he won in 2022, even if he admitted that it is not one of his main objectives. His eyes are indeed riveted on the Giro (May 6-28) for this first part of the season. The Ardennes could therefore be put aside a little even if he could still participate in the Flèche Brabançonne (April 12), the Amstel (April 16) and the Flèche Wallonne (April 19) to prepare for the pink jersey race.