Jan-Willem van Schip disqualified from Belgium Tour for using aero handlebars

His team said the unique bars had been cleared for use prior to the third stage

Jan-Willem van Schip at the 2021 Belgium Tour stage three
Jan-Willem van Schip (right) at the 2021 Belgium Tour stage three
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Jan-Willem van Schip has been thrown out of the Belgium Tour for using the Speeco Aero Breakaway Bar (ABB) during Friday's third stage.

The Dutchman had been in the day's main breakaway, eventually finishing in 35th on the stage which was won by Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) in a sprint to the line. After the race however, Van Schip was informed that he would not be able to continue in into the fourth day having used the unique aero-bar setup, which contravenes UCI technical regulations.

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