GP Pino Cerami cancelled

The GP Pino Cerami will not be held this year, as the organisers have been unable to find enough helpers.

The UCI-ranked 1.1 race, held in the Wallonian section of Belgium, was scheduled for April 9.

The organisers planned to inform the UCI today that they would have to cancel the race. According to, the race finances were in order but there were too few workers available to put on a race at the required level. They hope to hold the race in 2010.

The GP Pino Cerami has been held annually since 1964, and was won in 2008 by Patrick Calcagni of Team Barloworld.

Guiseppe "Pino" Cerami was an Italian rider who took on Belgian citizenship. In 1960, he won Paris-Roubaix and La Flèche Wallonne, and finished third in the World Championships. In 1963, he won a stage of the Tour de France, becoming the oldest Tour stage winner at age 41.(SW)

(Additional editorial assistance from Susan Westemeyer, Monika Prell and Gregor Brown)

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