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by Mark Zalewski
April 28, 2017
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The New Energy Tour, the replacement race for the World Ports Classic scheduled for 21 May, has been cancelled for this year. The main reason was work taking place along Lekdijk, Nieuw-Lekkerland that was a necessary section of road for the parcours.
“We could find no alternative. It is also about safety,” race organisation member Peter Schuiten told Algemeen Dagblad.
The event was to be combined with the ‘Day of the Bicycle’ and was aligned with festivities organized in the municipalities along the route.
Schuiten said the rest of the local events for the day would proceed, just not the race. “We hope the pros do come next year.”
The race course was similar to the World Ports Classic route, which circles multiple islands in southern Holland. However, that also means there are often only one option for roads in the region.
Click through to read more at Algemeen Dagblad.