Pro peloton to compete in Brussels Cycling Classic on Sunday

Pro peloton to compete in Brussels Cycling Classic on Sunday
Cyclists compete in De Brabantse Pijl 2022 competition 14 April. Credit: Flanders Classics

Winding through the streets of Brussels, cyclists from 20 teams will compete in the Brussels Cycling Classic Sunday, 5 June. The race will begin at Parc du Cinquantenaire at 12:00. The cyclists will continue all the way down Avenue de Tervueren into the Flanders Region.

The race covers 203.9km and is a part of the UCI Europe Tour. It will finish at the Victor Boin stadium. Spectators and supporters watch the pro teams as they complete the course, with the start and finish points especially good locations to watch the critical moments of the race.

Not just for the pros

Sunday will also have plenty to offer to those interested in cycling themselves. The Brussels Cycling Challenge offers anyone who is interested to take a free 110km ride on a peloton across Brussels. The challenge will set off at the Atomium at 11:00 and see participants cycle to the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen in West Flanders and back.

The event is free but participants must register on the Brussels Cycling Classic website. The challenge will conclude around 16:00. Food trucks and DJs will be at the finish point.

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Younger riders will have a competition of their own — the Early Rider Classic. The competition will give children from 2 to 5 years old a chance to compete on balance bikes in their age group at the Victor Boin stadium. The event will begin at 15:00 and registration can be completed here.

Affected city traffic

The Belliard and Cinquantenaire tunnels will be closed to traffic in the direction of Tervueren between 11:00 and 13:00. The Belliard tunnel will remain accessible in the direction of E40, according to Brussels Mobility.

Streets affected by the cyclists’ return to Brussels around 17:00 will be Chaussée de Ninove, Boulevard Louis Mettewie, Avenues Emile Bossaert and Jacques Sermon and Boulevard de Smet de Naeyer.

The Basilica exit of the Annie Cordy tunnel will be closed to traffic between 14:00 and 18:00.

More information about the event can be found on the Brussels Cycling Classic website.

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