Van Schip thrown out of Baloise Belgium Tour over aero handlebars

Van Schip Beat Cycling Baloise Belgium Tour 2021
Jan-Willem van Schip (right) in the breakaway during stage 3 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Beat Cycling rider Jan-Willem van Schip has been disqualified from the Baloise Belgium Tour after using handlebar set-up in contravention of UCI technical regulations.

The Dutch rider was in the breakaway on Friday's third stage, winning the most combative rider prize, and attracted attention for his curious handlebar setup, which allowed for forearm support while riding, a position outlawed by the UCI on April 1.

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