The great bicycle race tour of Flanders, Around, will not be settled 5. april as planned.

Race officials have had to true that you can not reach to be ready for a big cykelfest, when all the major sporting events in Belgium is cancelled at least for and with 3. april.

It writes the belgian Het Nieuwsblad.

Yet is there not been an official cancellation from løbsorganisation behind Flanders Rundts side, but according to the media, the belgian minister for sport, Ben Weyts, has taken the decision.

“Let’s be honest. I don’t think it is possible. A fleet from all over the world to settle down in Flanders a few days after 3. april. We also need to show a bit of responsibility,” says Ben Weyts for Radio1 according to Het Niuewsblad.

in Addition, the writing medium, to Flanders Around-spokesman Tomas Van Der Spiegel has said that it is already now working towards a cancellation and a new date.

On the cykelmediet ProCyclingStats, there is also already drawn a line across Flanders and Around the calendar.

the Same line is also pulled over the the next race:

Catalonia Around Dreidaagse Bruges, De Panne E3 BinckBank Classic Gent-Wevelgem Dwars Door Vlaanderen

this is The first time in more than 100 years, to Flanders Around not being held. It is one of the few races that was settled during the 2. world war, and it was the latest in the period under 1. world war, from 1915-1918, to Flanders Around was not settled.

With Danish glasses is also a line in the bill, since Flanders is one of the five cykelmonumenter, the danes have done best in, where Mads Pedersen and Kasper Asgreen has become the number two the past two years.

Previously, the Italian race Strade-Bianche, Tirreno Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo, have all been canceled as a result of coronavirussens spreading in northern Italy.

the Paris-Nice has canceled the last stage on Sunday with the running on Saturday. Here, Mads Pedersen, however, withdrawn because of the Danish authorities ‘ recommendations. The next major race on the calendar therefore appears to be the Basque country Around from 6.-11. april and Paris-Roubaix 12. april, but both races are in danger of cancellations.