The organization of the BeNe Ladies Tour has decided to cancel the event this year. The price was on the calendar from 9 to 12 July.
"In preparation for our four-day event, we are confronted with so many uncertainties due to the coronavirus. This is an obstacle to smooth preparation," reports the BeNe Ladies Tour on Facebook on Tuesday.
Utrecht, Roosendaal and Hulst would function as start and / or finish places in the Netherlands. Two other stages would be held in Belgium.
"As an organizer we have to take into account the different regulations of two countries. The fact that we expect almost thirty nationalities at the start also means a serious brake to organize this international stage for the world top in women's cycling in a safe and responsible way. ", reports the organization.
The BeNe Ladies Tour has existed since 2014 and was won twice by Marianne Vos. Last year, German Lisa Klein took the overall victory, just before Amy Pieters. The organization is now moving the focus to the course in 2021.
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