Race organisers take action to stop riders riding on the pavement

Organisers of Le Samyn use barriers to force riders on to the cobbles

Le Samyn organisers used barriers to prevent riders from using the pavement

(Image credit: Eurosport)

Race organisers at Wednesday's semi-Classic Le Samyn took action to force riders onto the cobbles, preventing them from riding on the pavement by placing barriers every few metres.

The barriers were placed at the side of a couple of cobbled sectors of the course, specifically the sectors that were through the centre of towns.

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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.