Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, due to take place today, has been cancelled as a result of heavy snowfalls overnight in Belgium, as well as forecasts of further snow and rain potentially resulting in icy roads and making conditions dangerous for riders.
The GP Lugano in Switzerland is another race to have fallen victim to the weather, with the safety of participants a priority.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.