A resurgent Tom Boonen will be leading team at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
At least one team is breaking rank with the peloton this weekend and will sit out any protest of the UCI ban on race radios. BMC Racing general manager Jim Ochowicz said in a release Thursday that his team would not take part in any demonstration planned for the opening weekend of the spring classics in Flanders, Belgium.
The European racing calendar gets busier with each passing week and this weekend sees the opening of the Belgian racing season with two important semi-classics that will see the top guns sharpening their form with the northern classics just around the corner.
Cervelo TestTeam is sending squads to this weekend's cobbled races, the men's and women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and the men's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
Despite nasty crashes at Algarve, RadioShack will start Gert Steegmans and Tomas Vaitkus at this weekend's cobbled races in Belgium. Milram, Liquigas and Quick Step also release their rosters.