Your essential guide to the 2016 Tour of Flanders (video)

The Tour of Flanders pits the best Classics riders against some of the toughest cobbled climbs in Belgium, but who will come out on top in 2016?
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The field for the Tour of Flanders wide open, with two great races at E3 Harelbeke and Ghent-Wevelgem whetting the appetite for another exciting finish in Oudenaade on Sunday.

Michal Kwiatkowski’s win at E3 on Good Friday really put the cat among the pigeons, with Team Sky’s Pole slashing his odds for the win in the year’s second Monument.

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Reigning champion Alexander Kristoff is also among the favourites, alongside Ghent-Wevelgem standouts Peter Sagan and Sep Vanmarcke.

But it is the perennially strong Fabian Cancellara who will make the most headlines if he wins, sitting one victory shy of becoming the most prolific rider in Flanders history.

Cancellara and Tom Boonen sit tied among active riders on three Flanders wins each and another victory on Sunday would see them make history once more.

The famous cobbled climbs of the Flanders region will test all the riders in the peloton and the one who can tame the sharp climbs the best will come away with the victory.