Full line-up for the mid-week Belgian one day race, Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Promoted to a WorldTour race in 2017, the Belgian one-day cobbled semi-classic Dwars Door Vlaanderen (March 28) maintains it’s mid-week Wednesday slot for 2018. However, it now takes the place of the Three Days of De Panne in the calendar, following Ghent-Wevelgem and ahead of the Tour of Flanders the following Sunday.

The race, which takes in 12 hellingen and three cobbled sectors is shorter than in previous years, comprising only 180km between Roeselare and Waregem.

Despite falling between two major Classics weekends, Dwars Door Vlaanderen still boasts and impressive start list, with defending champion Yves Lampaert leading a strong Quick-Step Floors team that features on-form sprinter Elia Viviani and 2018 E3 Harelbeke winner Niki Terpstra.

Greg Van Avermaet will lead the line for BMC, as he aims to top his sensational Classics season in 2017.

Grand Tour specialist Nairo Quintana joins Alejandro Valverde in Movistar’s line-up, as the pair gain some experience racing on cobbles ahead of a cobbled stage in the 2018 Tour de France.

Luke Rowe (Team Sky) will appear for Sky after making an amazing recovery from a broken leg, with team-mates Ian Stannard, Chris Lawless and Job Dibben, Dan McLay (EF Education First-Drapac), Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport), Andy Fenn (Aqua Blue Sport) and Ben Swift (UAE Team Emirates) among the Brits featuring in the 2018 edition.

Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2018 start list

Quick-Step Floors

1. Yves Lampaert
2. Elia Viviani
3. Alvaro Hodeg
4. Iljo Keisse
5. Maximiliano Richeze
6. Zdenek Stybar
7. Niki Terpstra

BMC Racing Team

11. Greg Van Avermaet
12. Jean-Pierre Drucker
13. Stefan Küng
14. Jurgen Roelandts
15. Alberto Bettiol
16. Michael Shär
17. Francisco Ventoso

Ag2r La Mondiale

21. Oliver Naesen
22. Romain Bardet
23. Gediminas Bagdonas
24. Nico Denz
25. Rudy Barbier
26. Tony Gallopin
27. Stijn Vandenbergh

Lotto-Soudal

31. Tiesj Benoot
32. Lars Ytting Bak
33. Jasper De Buyst
34. Jens Debusschere
35. Nikolas Maes
36. Jelle Wallays
37. Lawrence Naesen

Trek-Segafredo

41. John Degenkolb
42. Jasper Stuyven
43. Kiel Reijnen
44. Mads Pedersen
45. Gregory Rast
46. Koen De Kort
47. Boy van Poppel

Movistar Team

51. Alejandro Valverde
52. Nairo Quintana
53. Carlos Barbero
54. Jorge Arcas
55. Hector Carretero
56. Nelson Oliveira
57. Jasha Sütterlin

EF Education First – Drapac

61. Sep Vanmarcke
62. Taylor Phinney
63. Sebastian Langeveld
64. Mitchell Docker
65. Sacha Modolo
66. Tom Van Asbroeck
67. Daniel McLay

Astana

71. Alexey Lutsenko
72. Oscar Gatto
73. Laurens De Vreese
74. Truls Korsaeth
75. Dmitriy Gruzdev
76. Hugo Houle
77. Magnus Cort Nielsen

Team Sunweb

81. Edward Theuns
82. Søren Kragh Andersen
83. Nikias Arndt
84. Phil Bauhaus
85. Roy Curvers
86. Lennard Hofstede
87. Mike Teunissen

Team Sky

91. Gianni Moscon
92. Kristoffer Halvorsen
93. Christopher Lawless
94. Jonathan Dibben
95. Luke Rowe
96. Ian Stannard
97. Lukasz Wisniowski

UAE Team Emirates

101. Alexander Kristoff
102. Sven Erik Bystrom
103. Simone Consonni
104. Filippo Ganna
105. Marco Marcato
106. Ben Swift
107. Oliviero Troia

Bahrain-Merida

111. Niccolo Bonifazio
112. Borut Bozic
113. Heinrich Haussler
114. Kristjan Koren
115. David Per
116. Luka Pibernik
117. Ivan Garcia

Katusha-Alpecin

121. Tony Martin
122. Jenthe Biermans
123. Marco Haller
124. Rick Zabel
125. Viacheslav Kuznetsov
126. Baptiste Planckaert
127. Nils Politt

Dimension Data

131. Edvald Boasson Hagen
132. Nicolas Dougall
133. Mark Renshaw
134. Ryan Gibbons
135. Jay Robert Thomson
136. Tom-Jelte Slagter
137. Julien Vermote

LottoNL-Jumbo

141. Dylan Groenewegen
142. Maarten Wynants
143. Amund Grondahl Jansen
144. Thomas Leezer
145. Timo Roosen
146. Danny van Poppel
147. Gijs van Hoecke

Bora-Hansgrohe

151. Marcus Burghardt
152. Pascal Ackermann
153. Maciej Bodnar
154. Daniel Oss
155. Michael Schwarzmann
156. Juraj Sagan
157. Rüdiger Selig

Mitchelton-Scott

161. Mathew Hayman
162. Jack Bauer
163. Luke Durbridge
164. Michael Hepburn
165. Sam Bewley
166. Luka Mezgec
167. Alexander Edmondson

Veranda’s Willems CT

171. Wout Van Aert
172. Stijn Devolder
173. Sean De Bie
174. Stijn Steels
175. Aidis Kruopis
176. Huub Duijn
177. Zico Waeytens

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

181. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
182. Frederik Backaert
183. Tom Devriendt
184. Yoann Offredo
185. Dion Smith
186. Wesley Kreder
187. Pieter Vanspeybrouck

Direct Energie

191. Sylvain Chavanel
192. Romain Cardis
193. Damien Gaudin
194. Yohann Gene
195. Adrien Petit
196. Alexandre Pichot
197. Simon Sellier

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

201. Christophe Laporte
202. Geoffrey Soupe
203. Loic Chetout
204. Cyril Lemoine
205. Bert Van Lerberghe
206. Michael Van Staeyen
207. Kenneth Vanbilsen

Aqua Blue Sport

211. Adam Blythe
212. Shane Archbold
213. Conor Dunne
214. Andrew Fenn
215. Casper Pedersen
216. Peter Koning
217. Matt Brammeier

 

Sport Vlaanderen-Beloise

221. Piet Allegaert
222. Aimé De Gendt
223. Maxime Farazijn
224. Milan Menten
225. Christophe Noppe
226. Jonas Rickaert
227. Aaron Verwilst

WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect

231. Alex Kirsch
232. Kenny Dehaes
233. Julien Stassen
234. Justin Jules
235. Jimmy Duquennoy
236. Lukas Spengler
237. Maxime Vantomme

Israel Cycling Academy

241. Benjamin Perry
242. Guillaume Boivin
243. Aviv Yechezkel
244. August Jensen
245. Dennis Van Winden
246. Guy Sagiv
247. Hamish Schreurs