The Dutch superstar Mathieu van der Poel warmed up for Ronde van Vlaanderen with the hard and hilly Dwars door Vlaanderen. Van der Poel made the first group after INEOS blew up the peloton and in the last part of the race closed down many attacks. The Alpecin-Fenix superstar followed Tiesj Benoot's late acceleration and convincingly beat Jumbo-Visma rider in the final sprint, winning Dwars door Vlaanderen for the second time after 2019.
One of the most underrated races on the calendar, Trofeo Laigueglia, once again did not disappoint this year…
ider attacked with other climbers from the big teams, Sepp Kuss, Mauri Vansevenant and Clement Champoussin, and later dropped them on the major climb of Faun-Ardèche Classic.