Two nice announcements to the contrary for a change. Firstly, that Omloop van het Houtland returned this year after not being able to make it work last year, and secondly:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/end-of-season-for-oscar-gatto-news-shorts/The UCI European Tour added another race for the 2018 season, with the Great War Remembrance Race set to take place on August 24 in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
The race, organised by Flanders Classics and the Gent-Wevelgem organisation, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018, but aims to "safeguard continuing awareness of this historic war, so that we will never forget", according to a press release.
The August date lands the event between the Cyclassics Hamburg and the Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France in Plouay.