BinckBank Tour's WorldTour status at risk as UCI takes action over 'safety failings'

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The BinckBank Tour’s WorldTour status is at risk, with the UCI imposing a series of measures on the Belgian/Dutch race in the wake of 'safety failings' at the 2019 edition in August.

Numerous riders complained about safety during the event, with concerns ranging from the width of the roads to the barriers used in the closing kilometres of some stages.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.