'You wrong all those Flemish people': Muur cut from 2020 Tour of Flanders

Race organisers say they are wary of making the race too long in light of the revised calendar

Tour of Flanders 2018 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The Muur Van Geraardsbergen has officially been cut from the 2020 Tour of Flanders route.

Back in November, the mayor of Geraardsbergen said the climb could be cut from the race as local authorities struggled to justify the hefty price tag of €50,000 for its inclusion, with Guido De Padt suspecting that not wanting to pay may have resulted in its removal.

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