108th Scheldeprijs will start and finish in Schoten

2 October 2020

On 14 October, the oldest Flemish classic will be on the programme. The strict measures in the Netherlands mean that the Scheldeprijs will also be subject to changes. Schoten will be the epicentre of this exceptional edition.

By analogy with other races on Dutch soil that have been cancelled, the start in Terneuzen and the passage through Zeeland for the 108th edition of the Scheldeprijs will not be possible. "Even though it is a pity that we will have to miss the dikes and the strong wind in Zeeland", admits Tomas Van Den Spiegel, CEO of Flanders Classics, "we understand the Dutch decision. Our relationship with Terneuzen will remain good in the future, but we are convinced that we will be able to organise smoothly and safely for everyone. At the moment we are first and foremost happy that we can race and that the event can take place. We have found the solution in consultation with the municipality of Schoten, to whom we are enormously grateful for their flexibility. The race will not only finish there, but exceptionally also start there".

After the start there are 10 laps in and around Schoten, each 17.4 km long. Chairman Jack Vissers is more than satisfied with this change: "We are very pleased that the municipality of Schoten is cooperating so well in this not so obvious situation. Now we especially hope for a nice race in and around Schoten, with a peloton in which the top sprinters will be present".

At the end of the 174 km long race we know the winner of this autumn edition of the oldest Flemish classic on the calendar. In order to protect the health of riders, staff and supporters, the organisation also urges everybody to follow the race at home on the television.   

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