Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will be shown on Eurosport and GCN as broadcasters strike last-minute deal 

There were concerns the first cobbled Classic would not be available in the UK

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will be shown on Eurosport and GCN as the broadcasters managed to strike a last-minute deal with the race organisers. 

Both the men's and women's races will be aired across the Eurosport and GCN platforms exclusively across most of Europe, except for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg where the racing will be live non-exclusively.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.