BinckBank Tour asks cycling fans to stay home
Sep 29 2020 06:40 am CET

BinckBank Tour asks cycling fans to stay home
BinckBank Tour asks cycling fans to stay home
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The organisation of the BinckBank Tour has called to the fans of the race in the Netherlands and Belgium to stay home.

With the cases of Covid-19 increasing in the Netherlands, the national government has set stricter rules and protocols to stop the spreading of the virus. The sixteenth edition of the race will start on Tuesday, September 29 and will finish on Saturday, October 3 and the organisation is expecting people to comply and stay home.

"In an area of 150 metres at the start and finish, no public is welcome," said the organiser of the race Gert van Goolen to the Dutch news agency ANP- "In addition, we are advising cycling fans to not come and watch. All the race can be followed live on television.

"If the race comes through your street, you can of course stand outside, provided you keep your distance and wear a mouth mask. But we nevertheless advise against it, and we will make sure to communicate this message clearly in the Netherlands."

The new rules of the Netherlands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has affected also other sports. While in football matches, a limited amount of public, the matches will have to be played with closed doors for the next three weeks.