Belgian one-day race GP Oetingen cancelled due to extreme weather

Organisers called the event off before a pedal had been turned thanks to heavy snow

GP Oetingen
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Belgian women's race GP Oetingen was called off on Wednesday morning due to heavy snowfall across the region.

On a morning when many across the UK woke up to carpets of white across rooftops and fields, it was a similar story in central Belgium, where the organisers judged that the extreme weather conditions would make racing unsafe.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.