According to French website velomania.net, Belgium's two man time-trial GP Eddy Merckx will cease to exist in 2005 after 25 editions. Apparently, Merckx himself decided it was time to discontinue the event, saying its cost was too high. "Furthermore, a lot of riders lined up at the start against their will," the legendary Belgian explained.
Meanwhile, the race name 'GP Eddy Merckx' reportedly will continue, as Paris-Bruxelles will take over its appellation. The race will also have its finish line moved from Anderlecht stadium to King Baudoin stadium, at the other side of Brussels' outskirts.