Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview Show - Can Julian Alaphlippe Be Deceuninck's Cobble Ace? | Ian & Friends
Michael and Gregor preview the first cobbled classic of 2021, ponder how Julian Alaphilippe became Deceunick's classics leader and pick their favorites.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad kicks off the classics season this Saturday, February 27th. Deceuninck Quick Step has a bad track record at Omloop despite being the most powerful team in the Belgian spring classics. They will be led in 2021 by Julian Alaphilippe at Omloop, a rare rider capable of winning on jarring Flemish cobbles and high alpine peaks.
Michael and Gregor shout out the North American contingent in Belgium this weekend including Antoine Duchesne, Ben Perry, Alison Jackson, Coryn Rivera and more.
The duo pick their favorites and underdogs for Omloop and preview the two french "Ardensy" races also airing live on FloBikes this weekend, Faun-Ardeche and the Royal Bernard Drome Classic.