The city council of Oudenaarde, Belgium, is ready to invest 42,000 Euros in renovating the cobblestones on the Koppenberg, the famous climb that has been part of the Ronde van Vlaanderen before but was snubbed by the organisers this year on the grounds that it was too dangerous."We want the Ronde van Vlaanderen to be possible there next year," said director of public works Guy Hove, according to HLN.
The dreaded cobblestones were restored in 2002 at a cost of 250,000 Euros already, but need work again. Rain has washed away the supports, and many cobbles are loose. In February of this year, examinations were made to determine the best way to renovate the pavés. The town has now voted the money to carry out the needed repairs.