Belgian pros forced to cancel ‘inappropriate’ time trial

Riders like Yves Lampaert and Victor Campenaerts were due to take part

Victor Campenaerts (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Plans for a “corona-proof” time trial have been abandoned after proving controversial with the Belgian cycling authorities.

A group of Belgian pros who call themselves ‘De Gentsche Wielerterroristen’, which translates as the Ghent Cycling Terrorists, had announced plans for an individual timed race on a 17km course around the city later this week, with results being taken from social platform Strava.

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