With Etoile de Besseges, the Ruta del Sol and other races pushing at the door of the new season, Het Volk comes along and boots it open. The big-time Euro races are back, baby! It was wild and windy for the first semi-classic of the season - and we mean the racing action as much as the weather!
It's close, real close - Saturday March 1: Het Volk, the first 'proper' race of the year; if you're Belgian, the only victory further up your wish list, would be Flanders. Not many English speakers have stood on the podium, but Englishman Graham Jones has; the year was 1982 and Jones was wearing the black and white checkers of Peugeot.