Five talking points from the E3 Saxo Bank Classic 2022

The run up to the Tour of Flanders got properly heated as the WorldTour hit the cobbles

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The E3 Saxo Bank Classic heralded the return of racing on cobbles, as the peloton tackled some of the famous climbs that will feature in the Tour of Flanders next weekend.

The traditional warm up race for the big Flemish event did not disappoint, with action throughout its 203.9km long parcours. Ultimately, though, the race was decided 42km out from the finish, as the Jumbo-Visma duo of Wout van Aert and Christophe Laporte attacked and only extended their lead on the run in to the finish.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.