Men's world champion Julian Alaphilippe of France is among the field for the Tour of Flanders ©Getty Images

World champions Julian Alaphilippe of France and Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands lead the fields for the men's and women's editions of the Tour of Flanders in Belgium tomorrow.

The men's edition of the annual one-day road race, delayed from its traditional spring slot due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to feature 247 riders from 25 teams racing over 243.3 kilometres.

Alaphilippe features as part of a strong Deceuninck Quick-Step team which includes Belgium's Tim Declercq and Yves Lampaert and Denmark's Kasper Asgreen.

Defending champion Alberto Bettiol of Italy features as part of the EF Pro Cycling team which also includes Belgians Sep Vanmarcke and Jens Keukeleire.

Lotto Soudal also features a strong Belgian contingent in its ranks with Tim Wellens and Jasper De Buyst featuring alongside Germany's John Degenkolb.

Other riders who will fancy their chances of success in the race known as De Ronde include Belgian Wout Van Aert of Jumbo Visma who has enjoyed some impressive wins since cycling's resumption following the coronavirus shutdown.

Dutch champion Mathieu Van Der Poel, representing Alpecin-Felix will also fancy his chances while past race winners in the field include Norway's Alexander Kristoff, representing Team UAE Emirates and the Netherlands Niki Terpstra of Total Direct Energie.

Women's world champion Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands lines up for the Tour of Flanders tomorrow ©Getty Images
Women's world champion Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands lines up for the Tour of Flanders tomorrow ©Getty Images

Meanwhile, the women's edition of the one-day race is set to feature 206 riders from 20 teams racing over 135.6 kilometres.

World champion Van Der Breggen features as part of a strong looking Boels Dolmans team alongside home rider Jolien D'Hoore, recent Gent-Wevelgem winner.

Fellow Dutch riders Amy Pieters and Chantal van den Broek- Blaak, twice third in the Tour of Flanders in the past, are among those supporting Van Der Breggen.

Annemiek Van Vleuten of Mitchelton-Scott is another fancied to do well, while Trek Segafredo boast a strong hand in three former race winners - Britain's Lizzie Deignan, Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini and the Netherlands Ellen Van Dijk.

Team Sunweb also boast a former champion in their ranks in American Coryn Rivera while another former winner, Dutch veteran Marianne Vos lines up for CCC-Liv.

The field also features two current national champions who will hope to add another prestigious title to their rolls of honour in the form of Belgium's Lotte Kopecky representing Lotto-Soudal and Germany's Lisa Brennauer representing Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling.