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Spring Classics season has begun!

It feels like just yesterday the WorldTour season was getting started at the Tour Down Under. And yet here we are, at the end of February, with the Spring Classics now underway.

The traditional start to the Classics period, ‘Opening Weekend’, is now behind us, with four races held over the past two days. On Saturday, the men and women both raced Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, before going their separate ways the following day. While the men raced Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday, the women tackled the Omloop van het Hageland.

You’ll find great photos from all four races in the galleries below, with images from the Grubers, from Kristof Ramon, and from Cor Vos. Let’s kick things off with the women’s Omloop.

Where the women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad spanned 127 km from Gent to Ninove, the men’s race added another 75 km to that.

On Sunday, the women’s peloton took on the Omloop van het Hageland. Here’s a selection of shots from the UCI 1.1 race courtesy of Cor Vos.

Meanwhile, the men were racing Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Kristof Ramon was on the scene.

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