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Omloop van het Hageland disappears from the cycling calendar

Omloop van het Hageland disappears from the cycling calendar

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:35 am

The Omloop van het Hageland ship will cease to exist. The Tilt vzw cycling team, organizing the women’s 1.1 race, has decided to cancel the race. Due to the withdrawal of many people within the organization, the pressure on those left behind has become too great, according to a press release.

“After long and comprehensive deliberations, the Tilt vzw cycling team has decided to refrain from organizing the next Omloop van Het Hageland,” the organization wrote. “Because of the resignation of so many almost indispensable pawns within the organization—pawns that could not be replaced by new people, or could not be replaced in a timely manner—the pressure on the shoulders of those who remained became too great for such an organization to handle.”

“The responsibilities, safety and more stringent conditions that professional cycling, including women’s, entails can no longer be justified by the renewed CTT management team. So we want to be honest with ourselves, but especially with our partners who have developed with us in the beautiful story that we have managed and allowed We have written in recent years, which has even led us to live broadcast our competition on national television and international forums!

Webbs, Bastianelli and Faulkner
The Omloop van het Hageland competition is usually held in February or March, on the opening weekend of the Flemish cycling season. The first edition was held in 2005. In 2011, the race received UCI status and from 2016 it became a 1.1 race. Lorena Wibis won the competition twice, while Marta Bastianelli was the record holder with three victories. Christine Faulkner will go down in history as the final winner of the competition. The American won the sixteenth and final edition on February 25 of this year.

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