So the lazy, warm weather openers have come and gone. Jonny D' has all but severed a finger putting his MSR and PR defence in jeopardy.
Spartacus is in his retirement season and Boonan wants to keep, keeping on.
Sagan is in the hoops and looking to.... who knows!
What's Kristoff gonna deliver? Is Dimension Data going to try to make Cav' a cobbles winner? Who will Sky turn to now Gee is a GC contender? Will EQS stuff up again when if come to the punch?
It's about that time to delve into the joy of miserable, tough and legendary racing where you'll hardly ever find a show pony of a GC contender bouncing off the cobbles.