A wildcat strike by fire-fighters and security personnel at the Brussels airport on Friday caused about 50 riders and staff members of Predictor-Lotto, QuickStep-Innergetic, Discovery Channel and Team CSC to miss their flight to the Tour of Georgia. They joined other stranded travellers at the airport Friday morning, reported Sportwereld. The bikes were taken away and packed in containers for the flight, but later returned. Eventually, the group was taken to the airport in Amsterdam by bus, from where they will all eventually fly out.
According to Predictor team manager Jose De Cauwer, his team was to take a flight on Saturday morning, along with five people from Discovery. But it looked like some of the team's personnel would not be able to fly until Sunday. The Tour of Georgia starts Monday afternoon.