Cancellara and Boonen are bookies' favourites for Flanders

Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen, Tour of Flanders 2010

Swiss Fabian Cancellara tops the bookmakers' lists at 2.5:1 for the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. He's defending champion, won E3 Prijs emphatically last weekend and backed by a strong Leopard-Trek team.

The home favourite is Tom Boonen, who has two wins and ranks just below Cancellara, 7.5:1. His last win came in 2006, the last year a World Champion won. This year, Thor Hushovd races in the rainbow stripes - 20:1 - and will be supported by Briton Roger Hammond.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.