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by Mark Zalewski
February 9, 2017
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A new race in the Rijnmond region of The Netherlands is set to take place this May as a successor to the World Ports Classic (WPC), which last ran in 2015. The New Energy Tour is a UCI 1.1 one-day race
The new organisers had hoped to include Rotterdam as was the case with the WPC but could not garner enough support. Instead the start will take place in Capelle aan den IJssel and cover eleven municipalities on the islands of Ijsselmonde, Voorne Putten, Goeree Overflakkee, Hoekschewaard and Drechtsteden. The final route schedule will be announced soon.
The event is combined with the ‘Day of the Bicycle’ and will be combined with festivities organized in the municipalities along the route.
The World Ports Classic, a two-day race run by Tour de France organisers ASO, did not take place in 2016 after the Port of Rotterdam and Antwerp did not extend their contracts and new sponsors could not be found.
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