Spring Classics organisers introduce additional measures to reduce threat of terror attacks

Flanders Classics and organisers of other Belgian spring races will block off the entrance to the race for all vehicles and check bags in public zones.

Juan Antonio Flecha leads on the Kwaremont
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Organisers of the Belgian Spring Classics, including the Tour of Flanders, will set up concentre road blocks along the race route to reduce the risk of a truck-related terror attack.

Following the attacks in Nice and Berlin in 2016, when terrorists drove trucks into crowds of people, cycling races have understandably been placed on high alert, given that spectators can line the route for its entirety, and without paying.

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