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.
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