Spencer Martin has been glued to the TV to make his PEZ Monday race breakdown on the first Classics weekend of 2021. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne were both edge-of-the-seat viewing - Spencer looks at the action.
The Deceuninck - Quick-Step team dominated the first Classic of the season and launched Davide Ballerini across the finish line of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad first. The young Italian held off Jake Stewart and Sep Vanmarcke in a sprint from a large group.
The 2021 road season 'proper' starts this Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in the heart of cycling mad Flanders. Ed Hood would normally be 'Roadside' in Belgium, but... Here is his preview of the season opener.