I love this race. A hard race on cobbles! Looking at the odds I always look at the riders of Deceuninck Quickstep.
Last year i had some on Declercq and Senechal. Declercq is a good helper and everyone at DQS doesn’t mind giving him a win in a race. Last year however he was chased down by Terpstra, Boom and De gendt. Giving Senechal an opportunity to sprint for the win.
This year it could be the same, but Declercq has low odds now compared to last year. Last year he was 100/1 now 12/1.
DQS should dominate this race with lots of options. One rider that comes to my mind is Hodeg. A sprinter who doesn’t mind cobbles or gravel roads. Besides that Hodeg has something to prove after a dissapointing south-american campaign. 51/1 odds for a guy like this is very good.. it could be a sprint once again, with DQS controlling. A result like the 2nd stage of the Adriatica Ionica could happen again.