The UCI international cycling union imposed safety measures on the BinckBank Tour on Monday. The reason for this is fierce criticism of the course of the Dutch WorldTour race that took place in August.
Many riders complained two months ago about the narrow roads, unmarked refuge hills and many bends and holes near the finish. The international cyclists' union CPA stated that the race is not WorldTour worthy.
The decision of the UCI - taken in consultation with the CPA - means, among other things, that a technical adviser will be present in the BinckBank Tour from next year. The consultant is appointed by the cycling union and paid by the organization.
In addition, a plan of action is expected from the organization and, after the race, a decision is made on the basis of an evaluation about whether or not to retain the World Tour status.
Rob Discart, organizer of the BinckBank Tour, already said in August that it was a shame of all the fuss that had arisen mainly after the third stage. "We made a judgment error with that course. We will certainly not do this again in the future," he said.
The final victory in the BinckBank Tour went to Jumbo-Visma rider Laurens De Plus, who rode Tim Wellens out of the leader's jersey in the seventh and final stage and booked his first professional victory.