COVID-19 tests become obligatory before every Belgian cyclocross race

Junior cycle-cross world champion Thibau Nys en route to victory at the 2020 Battle of Balenberg
(Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Belgian Cycling Federation has tightened its COVID-19 protocol for cyclocross races, obliging riders to show they have tested negative for the virus before being allowed to compete. 

The stricter rules also cover team staff, race officials and even media, and will first be enforced at next Saturday’s Urban Cross in Kortrijk. 

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