The pandemic that we are suffering worldwide from Covid-19 has hit cycling again, forcing the suspension of the second stage of the BinckBank Tour, an 11 kilometer individual time trial to be held in the Netherlands.
Local authorities have sports events are prohibited against the risk of outbreaks as reported by Europsport.
Since last Paris-Nice, where some stage had to be suspended, it had not happened again, even with the Tour de France dispute that was held normally.
Tonight the 3 Dutch towns where the BinckBankTour would start / finish have decided to not allow a cycling race on their territory.
Therefore Wednesday's time trial has been canceled. As from Thursday, the BinckBank Tour will continue on Belgian territory with a stage to Aalter. pic.twitter.com/VyahwOupq8
- BinckBank Tour (@BinckBankTour) September 29, 2020
The BinckBank Tour began on Tuesday, September 29 in Belgium and will run until Saturday, it has been forced to suspend the Dutch stage, since that country does not allow the celebration of sporting events.
In the next few hours, the new stages or even the total cancellation of the race will be confirmed.