The eldest, and probably the hardest, of the classics. 260km, about a dozen horrible climbs, road surfaces ranging from excellent to crappy, just a brutal war of attrition.
Difficult to predict. Maybe a chance for Gilbert to finally impose himself in what has been a slightly disappointing classics season so far?
Some distinguished coverage from Eurosport so far, including a close-up of a Europcar rider with his **** in his hand peeing off the bike... . Reality TV.