Five things we learned from the 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

From a dominant Quick-Step to a breakthrough Owain Doull - here are the talking points from opening weekend

The main talking points from this weekend's cobbled Classics (Photo: Sunada)

Deceuninck - Quick-Step as imperious as ever

In 2018, Quick-Step Floors (as they were then known) enjoyed the kind of spring that feels like it can only come by once in a generation, as they dominated and won almost every Classic they competed in.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.