Lawless forms part of the Team Sky lineup for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne this weekend and, now back in colder climes having turned in a series of promising early season performances in Australia, he is excited to be involved in the iconic Belgian races.
Lawless said: “It’s obviously my first pro cobbled race so it’s a bit nerve wracking as you don’t know what to expect, but it’s really exciting.
“I got over here on Tuesday night and then did a recon on Wednesday with the guys. It was good to do that, to ride the cobbles again, get used to the narrow roads and just think about how it will be on race day.
“It’s just been about trying to get back into that zone after coming back from Australia, but I can’t wait for the racing to get started now.”