The announcement comes from Belgian Cycling, the Belgian cycling federation: races for younger folks and amateurs are canceled until April 1, as a result of extension of present well being measures within the nation.
Already canceled until March 1, Belgian cycling races for younger folks and amateurs won’t be able to happen earlier than April 1. Belgian Cycling has confirmed the extension of the cancellation of those occasions until the start of April, by choice of the National Security Council, in control of well being measures in opposition to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Only skilled highway cycling races (registered on the UCI calendar) could due to this fact happen by this date. As effectively because the final two skilled cyclo-crosses scheduled for subsequent weekend in Saint-Nicolas and Oostmalle. For younger folks, amateurs and masters, it’s due to this fact a brand new chilly bathe. We should watch for the subsequent Concertation Committee, scheduled for February 26, to hope for a potential rest of measures in Belgium.
In some areas, these measures have already been prolonged. As reported (*1*), the Flemish Ardennes police zone (which covers specifically Oudenaarde) prohibits any non-professional sports activities competitors until April 18 inclusive. This choice due to this fact dangers resulting in the cancellation (or postponement) of the Tours of Flanders meant for juniors (April 4) and hopes (April 10). It is due to this fact not but tomorrow that the juniors, the hopefuls and different classes of younger cyclists will be capable of resume their bike in competitors. To the chagrin of those younger cyclists who’ve already misplaced almost a yr following this pandemic.
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