The opening Classics contest of the year will be greeted with delight by many fans as the action bursts into life at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Team Sky line-up:
Edvald Boasson Hagen
This unique brand of racing will see the best one-day riders in the world converge on Gent in Belgium in a bid to bolster their palmares or perhaps make their name.
Weighing in at 198.4-kilometres, the parcours for 2014 is a case of evolution not revolution, as organisers aim keep the riders on their toes with a few nips and tweaks to the route which criss-crosses the Flanders cycling heartland.
Team Sky have enjoyed success in the event, having never finished outside the top four. For three years Juan Antonio Flecha occupied every step of the podium, including the top one in 2010 – the team’s first ever Classic.