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by Mark Zalewski
February 18, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campenaerts wins TT, Valverde takes over lead at Ruta del Sol; Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve TT, Roglic retains lead; Kristoff wins again at Tour of Oman; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke retires; Swiss CX champion Julien Taramarcaz retires; New Energy Tour unveils route; British Cycling to brief riders on upcoming independent review report; Driver allegedly deliberately clips British domestic team on training ride; Rider to tackle all 21 Giro stages on fat bike for charity; Tour of Oman, stage 3 highlights; Video: Alexis Ryan on the 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour; Team Novo Nordisk: 2017 Season Kickoff.
The New Energy Tour, a replacement of the World Ports Classic that did not run in 2016, has revealed its parcours for the UCI 1.1 race to be held on Saturday, 20 May. Starting from Capelle aan den IJssel the race will make a large loop of 190 kilometers over the multiple islands in southern Holland before finishing in Alblasserdam.
“We have, of course, experience with the World Ports Classic,” said race director Koos Moerenhout to RTV Rijnmond. “The roadmap for the course itself is the least work.
“We’re mostly using the courses of the World Ports Classic and the Tour de France in 2010 and 2015, amongst others.”
The race organisers have secured Quick-Step Floors, Roompot-Dutch Lottery and Lotto Soudal teams, and is in talks with LottoNL-Jumbo.
“There will be a variety of bike activities, from fat-tire racing to cargo bikes to e-bikes and organized in all eleven municipalities where the cycling race comes through,” said Moerenhout. “In addition there will be four sightseeing tours on the race track.”
Click through to read more at RTV Rijnmond.