BOPLAN® RACE BARRIER
Safety barriers for the finishing area
The BOPLAN® RACE BARRIER is specially designed for the protection of the finish area of cycling races. These yellow polymer barriers of 1m40 high provide optimal protection for both riders and spectators during one of the most critical phases of the race. The 70° angle of inclination to the ground ensures that spectators are kept a safe “selfie distance” from the riders' lane.
The safety fences can be seamlessly connected with a tongue and groove connection and have a continuous, recessed advertising space. The legs are collapsible and specially provided openings ensure problem-free transport with a forklift.
- made entirely of impact-absorbing polymer
- height of 140 cm in combination with 70° angled position ensures a safe distance from the audience
- seamless connection by means of tongue and groove system
- easy to link together
- recessed advertising space
- can be weighted for optimal stability
- folding legs
- stackable and easy to use
- special recesses for forklift transport
BOPLAN® RACE TOTEM
NEXT-LEVEL COLLISION PROTECTION FOR CYCLING RACES
The BOPLAN® RACE TOTEM can be used at potentially dangerous places in the course where clear signage is required: at pedestrian refuge islands, speed bumps, junctions, pinch points, narrowings of carriageways, dangerous obstacles such as road signs and posts, street furniture, etc. Deployment of race marshals in these areas is often inadequate and even dangerous, with possibly serious consequences such as bodily injury to participants and employees.
The BOPLAN® RACE TOTEM is designed to warn participants of an obstacle in time. In the event of an impact, the energy-absorbing polymer ensures much less risk of injury.
- great visibility from a distance due to its striking yellow color, its height of 2m40 and the pulsating light signal at the top
- warning sound signal
- direction indication for the riders on which side to pass
- 180° protection around the obstacle
- can be weighted for optimal stability
- easy and quick to install
- weather resistant
- impact-absorbing polymer
- all-curved design reduces risk of injury in a collision
- equipped with GPS tracking system
BOPLAN® RACE BUMPER
quickly deployable collision protection along the race course
BOPLAN® RACE BUMPERs are often seen at cycling races, such as the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup and the World Championship City Mountainbike. This type of safety solution is also perfect for use at other, similar sporting events. The following features of the BOPLAN® RACE BUMPER contribute to a safe and worry-free event:
- Impact absorbing
If a participant in a sports competition hits the BOPLAN® RACE BUMPER, the force of the impact will be significantly reduced, avoiding serious injuries.
- Quick installation
Obstacles are easily secured with the BOPLAN® RACE BUMPER. The bumper is installed and removed in the blink of an eye!
The bumpers last a long time and are virtually maintenance free. You can use them for multiple races and easily stock them afterwards. In addition, they are 100% recyclable.
Just like the participants, our safety products continue to perform in all weather conditions!
Safety partner of Flanders 2021
Benelux Tour and BOPLAN® together for a safe race
From Monday 30 August to Sunday 5 September, the cycling peloton travels through the Netherlands and Belgium to fight for the final victory in the Benelux Tour.
Druivenkoers and Brussels Cycling Classic go for BOPLAN®
The 61st edition of the Druivenkoers in Overijse had to be the final rehearsal for the World Championships later in September. Just like in the spring, the organiser Flanders Classics chose to use a number of safety solutions from BOPLAN along the route.
Tour of Poland gets off to a safe start with BOPLAN® as safety partner
Lublin will be the setting for the start of the first stage of the Tour of Poland on Monday 9 August. A 216 km long stage awaits the riders, who will eventually sprint in Chelm for the first leader's jersey.
BOPLAN® present at the season opener of the UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup in Leuven
On Sunday 8 August, the first round of the UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup took place in Leuven, Belgium. The course ran through the historic city centre and resulted in an exciting race.
Safety partner BOPLAN®present at BK time trial in Ingelmunster
On Wednesday 17 June, the annual Belgian Time Trial Championships will be held in Ingelmunster, West Flanders. In order to provide the riders with optimum protection during their 37-kilometre time trial, BOPLAN® is called upon.
On the course are:
BOPLAN® and Baloise Belgium Tour join forces!
The Baloise Belgium Tour is scheduled to take place on the cycling calendar from Wednesday, June 9 to Sunday, June 13. The professional peloton with many big names at the start will cross the whole country, from the coast to the Ardennes.
Dwars door de Westhoek opts for BOPLAN® Safety
Already for the 11th time, Dwars door de Westhoek was organized for elite women on Sunday, June 6. The race in and around Boezinge was good for a Dutch winner, the Lorena Wiebes.
Boplan signed on with the following solutions to make the race as safe as possible:
BOPLAN® present as safety partner at the Elfstedenronde
On Sunday, June 6, the peloton drove through Bruges to sprint for victory in the Elfstedenronde after some 193km of racing. The cycling race has existed since 1943, but was given a new lease of life in 2017.
BOPLAN® safety partner present at the U23 Nations Cup in Poland
On the last weekend in May, the Orlen Nations Grand Prix took place in Białystok. A race for promising riders which is part of the UCI Nations Cup.
BOPLAN®: new partner of the Tour de Pologne
The innovative BOPLAN® RACE BARRIERS among the novelties of the 2021 edition.
BOPLAN® safety partner of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend
The 5th edition of the UCI Paracycling Road World Cup will take place in Ostend from 6 to 9 May.
Tour in Flanders for G-sportsmen focuses on safety with BOPLAN®
On Sunday 2 May, the Tour in Flanders was organised for the very first time for G-sportspeople from Bruges to Ronse. 108 riders were at the start divided over different categories such as cycling bike, tandem, handbike, tri-bike,...
Brabantse Pijl with Boplan® safety solutions
The Flemish cobblestone classics are gradually coming to an end and with the Brabantse Pijl, the ideal transition is made to the climbing classics in the southern part of Belgium.
Jasper Philipsen and safety are both the winners at Scheldeprijs
After a thrilling Tour of Flanders, it was turn to the oldest race in Flanders: the Scheldeprijs!
This 194 km long race with start in Terneuzen (NL), local circuit and finish in Schoten (Antwerp) is, as every year, particularly coveted by the sprinters.
SAFETY PRIORITY ON THE TOUR OF FLANDERS
The country will come to a standstill on Sunday 4 April. With the Tour of Flanders, the second of the absolute top five cycling classics (Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy) is on the agenda next Sunday.
BOPLAN® AT THE 75TH DWARS DOOR VLAANDEREN
The cycling season is gradually getting into full swing. After the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Ghent-Wevelgem, another top level race is scheduled for this Wednesday March 31st: Dwars door Vlaanderen.
Gent-Wevelgem: Calm before the storm...
Soon the cycling madness will break loose again with Gent-Wevelgem.
It promises to be another brilliant edition with a thrilling finale as the icing on the cake ...
BOPLAN® teams up with race organiser Flanders Classics !
BOPLAN® teams up with Flanders Classics and will supply the safety solutions for 5 of the most iconic cycling races, starting with Gent-Wevelgem and including the Tour of Flanders.
World Premiere: BOPLAN® RACE BARRIER at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic
Despite the Corona era, the 2021 edition of the E3 Saxo Bank Classic promises to be another memorable edition!
With Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and Greg Van Avermaet, the world top of global cycling is at the start of this Flemish classic today.
Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne is committed to safety
Will the 2021 edition be as memorable as last year (remember the stormy weather conditions) and who will succeed Yves Lampaert in the Oxyclean Classic Bruges-De Panne (formerly AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne)?
BOPLAN® at Danilith Nokere Koerse
Today, the 75th edition of Danilith Nokere Koerse (UCI men's and women's ProSeries) receives the world top of global cycling.
BOPLAN® introduces the “RACE BARRIER”
The BOPLAN® "RACE BARRIER" is the latest safety solution from BOPLAN® and specially designed for protecting the finish area of cycling races.
Successful and safe first edition GP Oetingen
The very first edition of the GP Oetingen for Women Elite took place in extremely safe conditions.
BOPLAN® official partner of the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup
BOPLAN® is pleased to announce its partnership with City Mountainbike as official partner of the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup and the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships.
Sovereign Race Totems in stormy AG Driedaagse Bruges-De Panne
This years’ AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne cycling classic was characterized by stormy weather. Rain and strong wind forced the competition jury to shorten the very tough race by 14 kilometers. The peloton quickly broke into several pieces during the race.
BOPLAN® RACE TOTEMS AT GHENT-WEVELGEM!
The 82nd edition of the UCI World Tour race Ghent-Wevelgem elite men and women in Flanders Fields started this year at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HALLE-ANZEGEM 2020 FOCUSES ON SAFETY
This year's Belgian Cycling Championship for elite men and women was all about safety. The critical points on the 235.8 km long course were secured with no fewer than 30 BOPLAN® RACE TOTEMs and 44 RACE BUMPERs.
BOPLAN® RACE TOTEMS AT THE GP LUXHUIS IN BORNEM
The cycling race “GP Luxhuis - Ereprijs Deco Elektro” for elite ladies took place in Bornem on Sunday 13th September 2020. The organization of this competition with more than 175 participants did not want to take any risks and called on Boplan® for safety.
BOPLAN® unveils the “Race Totem” for more safety during cycling races
The RACE TOTEM is the newest safety solution from BOPLAN® and specially designed for cycling races. The synthetic (polymer) totem of 2m40 high was shown “live” for the first time during a press presentation at the BOPLAN® headquarters in Moorsele (BEL).
BOPLAN® introduces the “RACE TOTEM” for cycling events
The RACE TOTEM is the newest safety solution from BOPLAN® and specially designed for cycling races. The synthetic (polymer) totem of 2m40 high will be used for the first time during the E3 BinckBank Classic race in Belgium on March 27, 2020.
BOPLAN® launches BOPLAN® SPORT at Velofollies
Onder de naam “BOPLAN® Sport” lanceert BOPLAN® tijdens Velofollies haar veiligheidsoplossingen voor sportwedstrijden.
CITY MOUNTAINBIKE ELIMINATOR WORLD CUP CALLS ON BOPLAN®
Mountain biking is often associated with forests and muddy paths, but that is not the full picture. The UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup always takes place in a city.
Boplan® safety partner of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup
This year, from 16 till 19 May 2019, the international UCI Para-cycling Road World championship is taking place in Ostend (BEL)! No fewer than 42 countries participate in this prestigious competition with about 450 athletes from around the world!
Why BOPLAN® ?
For more than 20 years, BOPLAN® has been designing and developing innovative solutions for protecting pedestrians and workplaces in commercial and industrial environments. Our passion for quality and sense of innovation have made us one of the leading companies with unparalleled expertise in the safety sector. Our “READY FOR IMPACT” safety products meet the strictest safety and impact protection standards. Under the name “BOPLAN® SPORT”, we now share this expertise with the sports world, with the aim of protecting people and resources and ensuring that sports events take place as safely as possible.