Team Sky happy to back both Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe in cobbled Classics

Directeur sportif Servais Knaven says it's good to have "multiple cards" on the pavé

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

(Image credit: Watson)

As they did in 2016, Team Sky will enter the sharp end of the cobbled Classics with two clear leaders, rather than having a group of four or more riders going into races dreaming of victory.

Speaking before the start of E3 Harelbeke, Team Sky directeur sportif Servais Knaven was cagey about his team's tactics, but insisted that it was positive to have more than one leader at the Classics.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.