Belgium's weather forecast is looking rather cold for the upcoming week-end: with minimal temperatures down to -3° Celsius and a possibility of snow on Friday, the season starter Omloop Het Volk scheduled for Saturday is again at risk. Two years ago, the race had to be cancelled because of the weather, but this year the organisers are determined to go ahead with it.
"If it snows, we have to cancel the race," Lucien Van Hoorde announced. "But we'll wait until the very last moment. We can also take an alternative route by riding around the Oude Kwaremont, the Muur van Geraardsbergen and Molenberg."