Tour of Flanders commissaire threatens to disqualify riders who ride on the pavement

Race jury could "set an example" of riders at the Tour of Flanders

Riders use the path instead of the cobbles in the 2015 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The chief commissaire at the Tour of Flanders has promised that the race jury could disqualify any riders who ride on the pavement in Sunday's race.

Didier Simon said that he and his fellow commissaires will apply a zero tolerance approach in the Tour of Flanders, threatening to expel riders from the race rather than issue them with fines.

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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.