Team Lithuania drop out of GP Dottignies, Redlands Classic line up announced, Brian Cookson will be at Trofeo Binda, Tour of Flanders provisional line up

Sources: Lotto Cycling Cup, Redlands Classic, Trofeo Bindarondevanvlaanderen.be

Team Lithuania will not be at the next race of the Lotto Cycling Cup, GP Dottignies. No reason has been given, and race organisers tweeted that UCI teams Hitec and Astana, or Dutch team CS030 may step in. You can see very short highlights of the 2015 race here.

The UCI teams in the Americas are ready for their first big race of the season at the Redlands Classic. HB Supermint, Colavita Bianchi, Rally Cycling, Twenty 16, Visit Dallas DNA and CONADE Visit Mexico UAEM will be stretching their legs across 5 stages from the 6th to the 10th April 2016. Other teams taking part are Amy D Foundation, Team Canada, Canyon Bicycles-Shimano, Groove Subaru/Excel Sports, JAKROO, JETCycling p/b GQ-6, NorthStar Development, QCW Cycling p/b JL Velo, SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZDA, The Cyclery-Opus, The Dare To Be Project and Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes. Stage profiles, routes and highlights of the 2015 race can be found here.

UCI president Brian Cookson will be at the Trofeo Binda on Sunday March 20th 2016. The race is held in Cittiglio, just a 1 hour 25 minute flight or 8 hour 40 minute drive from ASO headquarters if Monsieur Prudhomme is at a loose end that day.

A provisional line for the Tour of Flanders has been released. Teams so far are Wiggle H5, Cervelo Bigla, Tibco-SVB, BTC City Ljubljana, Lotto Soudal Ladies, Servetto Footon, Lares Waowdeals, Top Girls Fassa Bortolo, Boels Dolmans, Orica AIS, Liv Plantur, BePink, Parkhotel Valkenburg, Inpa Bianchi, Lointek, Drops, RaboLiv, Hitec, UHC, Astana, Lensworld Zannata Etixx, Twenty 16, Podium Ambition, Canyon SRAM, Cylance, PC Futuroscope 86, Ale Cipollini, TSVL Etixx Guill D’or, Aromitalia Vaiano and BMS Birn.