Wind, hail or even snow may greet riders at Scheldeprijs

Riders train before Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020 in wet snow
Riders train before the 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in wet snow (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After pleasant weather for the Tour of Flanders and many of the other major Spring Classics, the peloton could be in for a rough ride in Wednesday's Scheldeprijs and the first-ever edition of the women's Scheldeprijs as the weather forecast calls for cold temperatures, high winds and hail or wet snow possible.

AG2R Citroën Lawrence Naesen said that his team are expecting conditions at the race – a plan-flat classic for sprinters – to be terrible.

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