Strava time trial shut down by Belgian federation

The long line of riders at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
The peloton as Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

A group of cycling enthusiasts were forced to call a halt to plans to hold an informal cycling competition in Belgium after pressure from the Interfederal Coordination Cell – a consortium of the three Belgian cycling governing bodies, Belgian Cycling, Fédération Cycliste Wallonie Bruxelles and Cycling Flanders.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, the group that calls itself 'Gentsche Wielerterroristen' (Ghent Cycling Terrorists) planned a 17km time trial on May 1 along the Schipdonk Canal and the Vaart, where riders would traverse the course from Deinze to the Speybrug in Vinderhoute.

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