Ghent-Wevelgem shortened due to snow

Tom Boonen wins Ghent-Wevelgem 2012

The Ghent-Wevelgem one-day classic will be shortened by 45km due to a due to a snowstorm that is sweeping through Belgium. Following a meeting with team managers on Saturday afternoon, organisers took the decision to move the start to the coastal town of Gistel rather than the traditional start of Deinze.

A decision concerning the inclusion of the race's key climbs, including the two scheduled ascents of both the Casselberg and Kemmelberg, will be made on the morning of the race. The shortened race will now be no more than 192km.  

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