Flanders Classics’ CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel told VRT television’s ‘De zevende dag’ that "It is the intention that the Tour will take place this year. Everyone is in agreement. However, for the moment this is a hypothetical discussion because we don’t know when exactly the corona crisis will ended. We are keeping all options open. Now we just have to follow the measures taken”.
"We are between five and six months away from the final date (on which the race could take place). If you see where we were just five or six weeks ago then you realise that the situation is evolving rapidly. However, I think that we should be optimistic”.
On Sunday afternoon a virtual mini Tour of Flanders is being held. The virtual Tour of Flanders is an initiative of organiser Flanders Classics and the VRT’s sports website Sporza. 13 riders will compete against each other from home completing the last 32 kilometres of the race. The event’s regular commentators will provide commentary on VRT TV and via a webcast.