Belgium extends road season but a 2020 Tour of Flanders 'unlikely'

The 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders
The 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Belgian cycling federation has decided to extends its road season through October 31 to accommodate races that were postponed this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the mayor of Kluisbergen, the town in which a key Tour of Flanders climb, the Oude Kwaremont, lies, says that the chance of organising the race as it is normally run is slim to none.

Mayor Philippe Willequet told, "Nobody has a crystal ball. Let us first see how the virus evolves and then allow other things step by step, if necessary. But I think that the Ronde is done for this season and for this year. It will not go ahead."

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