Strade Bianche could be run without spectators says Belgian cycling boss Van Damme

SIENA ITALY MARCH 09 Arrival Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Astana Pro Team during the Eroica 13th Strade Bianche 2019 a 184km race from Siena to SienaPiazza del Campo Piazza del Campo Fans Public Landscape StradeBianche on March 09 2019 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Julian Alaphilippe crosses the line to win last year's Strade Bianche in Siena (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Belgian Cycling Federation president Tom Van Damme has talked about the possibility of the first race of the new WorldTour calendar, Strade Bianche, running on August 1.

The Belgian was one of the people who came together to create the revised calendar, which runs from August to November, concluding with the Vuelta a España. He told Het Laatste Nieuws that running the race without an audience is a possibility.

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