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2006 Expert Ladies Tour announced

The organisers of the Dutch Women's race Expert Ladies Tour have announced the 2006 route of the event, starting in Sint Willebrord on August 28, and finishing in Heerlen on September 2. The second stage will take the riders on a loop around the Belgian town of Asse. The following stages will include the towns of Hof van Twente, Roden, Oirschot and Heerlen. In Roden, a team time trial is planned after the regular stage.

The organisers are also trying to connect the race to the Euregio Tour in 2007, as this Women's event will take place only three days later in the same region next year, from September 5-9. In 2006, the linking of the two events will not be possible for the World Cup race in Rotterdam on Sunday, September 3, but organiser Marten de Lange is hoping that the UCI will approve of a joined race involving eight stages for 2007.

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