The season’s fourth Monument, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, pits hilly Classics specialists with the climbers on Sunday (April 24).
Mountain men like Chris Froome and Richie Porte have been tempted by La Doyenne in a season which also includes a hilly Olympic road race.
But it is defending champion Alejandro Valverde who leads the contenders, bidding for a fourth victory in the oldest of the five Monument races.
Arnaud Demare, Peter Sagan and Mat Hayman won at Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, respectively, so who will be joining them on the list of this year’s Monument winners?
We’ve taken a closer look at the form book ahead of Sunday’s race.