CALL TO FOLLOW BRUSSELS CYCLING CLASSIC AT HOME
As planned, the Brussels Cycling Classic will take place on Sunday 30 August and that with an attractive field of participants. However, in consultation with the City of Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region, the organisation has taken some additional measures to make the race as safe as possible given the current situation in Belgium.
In the context of the recent evolution of the Covid-19 situation in Belgium, the organisation has decided together with the City of Brussels that the start and finish for this special edition will be zones without public. The organisation also calls on supporters not to come down to the course, but to follow the race at home on television.
Minister of Finance and Budget, responsible for the promotion of Brussels Sven Gatz: “I am very pleased that despite the corona crisis the Brussels Cycling Classic will soon be able to take place like other renowned cycling races in these difficult times. After all, this Classic is the successor of Paris-Brussels, a historic autumn classic. The course looks promising. With the start at the Cinquantenaire Park and the arrival at the Atomium and with a few hills around Brussels, it promises to be an exciting classic, in which the streets, squares and monuments of Brussels will have the chance to shine.”
“The City of Brussels kicks off a series of cycling races with the Brussels Cycling Classic”, explains Benoit Hellings, First Alderman, Alderman of Sport of the City of Brussels. “Solidarity and cooperation will be more than ever the focus of this special sport season. The race will take place behind closed doors in strict compliance with the health measures. Our champions will be able to shine on the Brussels roads and enjoy a magnificent finish at the Atomium. All this while guaranteeing the health and safety of everyone.”
Also the participants who will be at the start next Sunday, August 30th, are known in the meantime. The names of some fast men, like the winner in 2018 Pascal Ackermann, appear on the list. Among others he will be battling it out against the Belgians Merlier and Philipsen and also Gaviria and Ballerini will be present.
Click HERE to see the provisional list of participants.
Now that the beautiful Cinquantenaire Park and the arrival at the Atomium will be closed to the public, fans will have to discover the most beautiful spots of Brussels, and by extension the Brussels-Capital Region, at home. The race can be followed live:
The health and safety of supporters, staff and riders have absolute priority. That is why we urge everyone to follow these additional measures. In this way, the riders can safely decide among themselves who will be the successor of Caleb Ewan.