Historic Belgian race saved from extinction as organisers reach deal

Nationale Sluitingsprijs will take place in October after fears it could disappear

The future Nationale Sluitingsprijs has been secured for at least five years (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After the loss of races such as the Critérium International and La Méditerranéene earlier this year, cycling fans can enjoy a bit of good news after an agreement was reached to save a historic Belgian race.

The Nationale Sluitingsprijs may not be a race that is familiar to many English-speaking cycling fans, but for many Belgian fans it is an important race, marking the end of the season in mid-October.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.