The 60th edition of the Vlaamse Druivenkoers will take place on 29 August as planned, but with additional measures. For instance, the organisation and the municipality of Overijse request not to come to Overijse and to watch the race from home.
Organisers Flanders Classics and De Sportvrienden Overijse have taken extra measures in close consultation with the municipality of Overijse and a specialised Covid team. This in order to make the 60th edition of the Vlaamse Druivenkoers as safe as possible. The health and safety of supporters, staff and riders have absolute priority.
In Overijse no public will be allowed at the start and finish, nor on the climbs. The organisation also strongly advises against coming to the event. Anyone who has to be near the course or the race will be obliged to wear a mask.
"In Overijse the riders also get the chance to save a part of their cycling season", says Mayor Inge Lenseclaes. "But," she adds, "that is only possible if the supporters follow the strict measures. Stay home and follow the race like that. If you live along the course, you can certainly come out and support, but this year with a mask and enough distance. In 2020, the Druivenkoers will not be a public happening like other years, but a spectacle via livestream."
In order to make it a successful and above all safe edition, it is possible to follow the race live at home via Sporza.be: from 4:00 pm.
Photo (c) Sigfrid Eggers