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Written press not allowed

Written press journalists found themselves in a strange situation at the finish in Wevelgem: they were denied access to the finish zone. Only photographers and radio/television were allowed access by the organisers. The attending journalists did everything possible to enter the restricted zone in the hope of doing their jobs, but didn't succeed.

Press representative Marc Van Landeghem listened to the complaints, and will report them to Alain Rumpf, Swiss UCI ProTour manager. This sets a worrying precedent, as the finish zone is crucial for all media, and the written press have demanded a swift reaction against the organisers of the ProTour event.

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