Minute silence and team in the first row at the start of the Brabantse Pijl

10 April 2018

Yesterday Veranda's Willems-Crelan, the team of the regretted Michael Goolaerts, announced that it will start in the Brabantse Pijl. The organisation wants to deal respectfully with the situation and provides an adjusted program.

"We will moderate everything", says Pascal Demol, race director of the Brabantse Pijl, to Sporza. "Veranda's Willems-Crelan will be the last team on the podium during the team presentation."

At 12h30 p.m., there will be one minute of silence on the Town Square in Leuven. After the ceremonial start, there will be a local lap in Leuven, where the team of Michael Goolaerts will lead the peloton to the kilometer sign zero. At the official start, the peloton will stop a second time for a minute of silence.