Classics season is under way. Phillipe Gilbert stole the show in Het Volk and Steven De Jongh won a two up sprint in Kuurne Brussels Kuurne. Gilbert's move was impressive in Het Volk. He flew the coup with 20 km to go and never looked back. Micheal Friedman of Slipstream Chipotle made the initial break and hung on for 12th. Great result for Slipstream who is trying to gain as many invites as possible. Gilbert held off a strong group of Cancellara, Hoste, and Nick Nuyens. It was a disappointing day for Quick Step. The Belgium squad bounced back the next day in Kuurne Brussels Kuurne. They put all their riders in the decisive break. Bettini was the only one missing. He was involved in a crash at 9km. De Jongh followed a late move by Sebastian Langeveld and worked the young rider in the sprint.
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