Yves Lampaert was put off course by the competition jury of the Baloise Belgium Tour on Sunday after the final stage. The judge ruled that the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider had crossed the line in the Golden Kilometer in a duel with Tim Wellens.
Lampaert was penalized according to article 2.12.007 (5.1): Deviating from the chosen track and thereby hindering or endangering another rider with an irregular sprint (including pulling the jersey or saddle of another rider, intimidation or threats , headbutt, knee thrust, shoulder or hand pushing, etc.).
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What followed was exclusion from the competition and a fine of 200 Swiss francs or 196.28 euros. This procedure had no influence on the final result. Both Tim Wellens and Mauro Schmid took four bonus seconds in the Golden Kilometer.