Quick-Step Floors dictating Spring Classics – a year after being dictated to

Quick-Step Floors have a multitude of riders to win the Spring Classics and they're making good on their promise to animate the races.

Philippe Gilbert on the cobbles of Belgium

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Rival teams "dictated the races" to Quick-Step Floors in 2016, but one year later, the Belgian super team sits at the other side of the table.

Quick Step have tightly gripped the run of spring classics so far and claimed a podium in each. In yesterday's E3 Harelbeke, Philippe Gilbert and Tom Boonen launched a series of attacks that produced the winning move and Gilbert's eventual second place.

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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.