Team Sky reveal squads for E3 Harelbeke and Ghent-Wevelgem

Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard will lead Team Sky at E3 Harelbeke and Ghent-Wevelgem this weekend, while Mikel Landa will make his debut at Coppi e Bartali

Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe on stage one of the 2016 Paris-Nice (Credit: Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas will not defend his E3 Harelbeke title on Good Friday, with Team Sky instead backing Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe for the hilly cobbled Classic.

Thomas is focussing on stage racing this season, racing at the Volta a Catalunya this week instead, with Stannard and Rowe entrusted to follow the Welshman's good work on the cobbles in 2015.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.