Speaking on Belgian radio, three-time Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen said that Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider Bob Jungels can win the race on Sunday.
“I expect a lot from Wout van Aert, who can count on the support of his Jumbo-Visma team this year,’ Booned said. ‘That naturally brings a little more pressure. I am convinced that he can do it and that he can do it now, but whether it is already a prize this year, remains to be seen.”
“Mathieu [van der Poel] is very busy, but he has to compete as an individual against the strong block of Deceuninck-QuickStep. Zdenek Stybar is doing well, but I think Bob Jungels is going to win.”
“Jungels has good legs and has the advantage that he is not the outspoken favourite. It is a rider who can ride away on the Kwaremont or who can start earlier. He can keep up a long effort like no other and rides in a strong team.”
“I expect that they will race for a very long time in the beginning. That it will not stop for the first two to three hours. It will also depend on the tactics of the two large teams at the moment: Deceuninck-QuickStep and Jumbo.”