A happy Saturday and Omloop to you, cycling fan. The kick-off to the cycling season is finally here. The cobbles and bergs of Belgium are dusted off and revisited today at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. This 200km cobble Classic features some of the best one-day racers in the world, including Thor Hushovd, Tom Boonen, Phillipe Gilbert and many more. Following much of the same course as the Ronde van Vlanderaan, Omloop serves as an early preview to the from of the Classics men and an outstanding kick-off to the European road calendar. We’ve got a livestream link already up right here and here with great video quality. Be sure to follow kolo tc for livetweet action and reactions. The favorites for today are Boonen, Gilbert, Flecha and last year’s defending champion Sebastian Langeveld.
Estimated finish time is 10.30am EST.