Dwars door Vlaanderen making snow plans

Organisers of Dwars door Vlaanderen are determined not to be caught in the same situation as the Rund um Köln organisers, who cancelled the event due to snow. The organiser has plans in reserve in case of snow, they announced Monday afternoon.

"We are examining the weather forecast every hour, but apparently it is supposed to get better on Tuesday and Wednesday," organiser Guy Dulesie told Belga. "If there is snow on the day of the race, then we have an alternative course ready. The 'hellingen' (climbs) will be left out, as will some of the cobblestone sections. We would concentrate then more on a round course in Waregem, which wouldn't have any addtional cobblestones. We have various 'spotters' along the course who we will use if it snows. They can quickly inform us of the situation at crucial points."

"I assume, though, that we will be able to ride our planned course," he concluded optimistically. "Perhaps there will be some rain, but that wouldn't be any handicap to our 200 kilometres."

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