Belgian Classics to go on without spectators through Tour of Flanders

Belgian Classics to go on without spectators through Tour of Flanders



The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will force all of the Spring Classics in Flanders to prohibit spectators from gathering along the road sides, from the ‘Opening Weekend’ at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this month through the Tour of Flanders in April, organisers of Flanders Classics announced on Wednesday.

There are just 10 days until Omloop Het Nieuwsblad opens the Classics season with a WorldTour-level race for men and Pro Series event for women, but although COVID-19 cases are down tenfold from the peak in late October, the emergence of new, potentially more infectious variants and still over a thousand new cases each day have kept restrictions in place in Belgium, including a non-essential travel ban.



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