Gent-Wevelgem and E3 BinckBank Classic cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Men's peloton
Men's peloton (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Gent-Wevelgem men's and women's races and the E3 BinckBank Classic are among the races to be cancelled in Belgium after the Flemish regional government prohibited all sporting events up to April 3 in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The lone exception is professional football, which will continue behind closed doors this weekend.

The Nokere Koerse men's and women's event, Bredene Koksijde Classic and Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne men's and women's event, have also been cancelled as a result of the decree. 

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.