New Covid-19 measures also force Amstel Gold Race cancellation
Sep 30 2020 10:47 pm CET

New Covid-19 measures also force Amstel Gold Race cancellation
New Covid-19 measures also force Amstel Gold Race cancellation
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The organisation of the Amstel Gold Race have announced that the race will not be held in 2020.

Just after the cancellation of the Dutch stages of the BinckBank Tour due to the new measures of the national government to prevent the spread of Covid-19, now the organisation of the Amstel Gold Race has taken the same decision after consultation with the region of South Limburg, reports Dutch media.

The Dutch race -which was won by Mathieu van der Poel in a spectacular way in 2019- was set to be held on Saturday, October 10, after it was moved from its original date of April 19 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local authorities don't consider that the safety measures can be guaranteed for its continuation and have decided to cancel it for this year.

The situation of the race was already in question and its director Leo van Vliet had already asked the public to avoid going out watch it live and remain home and follow it on TV. This decision comes one day after the BinckBank Tour decided to cancel its second and fourth stages due to the same measures in the Netherlands, the first stage of the race was won by Belgian sprinter Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates).
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