The 28-year-old time-trial specialist, who joined NTT Pro Cycling last year, was reacting to the official statement from the IOC yesterday regarding the postponement of the Games till next year due the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t think that it’s a surprise for anybody that they’ve postponed the Tokyo Olympic Games. I think it’s a good decision, the only one the organisers could really take.
“There were rumours about the Olympics taking place in November or December but I think that would really be too strange to have a summer Olympics in the winter,” said Campenaerts.
He thought it was the best decision considering the bigger picture, which was greater than just the sporting world.
“It’s good that they made that call right now. It’s important for those athletes who put so much into their planning and preparation for the showpiece.
“For me personally, as a cyclist, there’s plenty of opportunity to shine. So, as it has already been a very strange season and it will be a really strange season going forward, it’s no big deal.”