Amstel Gold races cancelled due to Dutch coronavirus restrictions

TOPSHOT The peleton rides past a windmill during the Amstel Gold Cycling Race in Maastricht Netherlands on April 21 2019 Photo by Marcel van Hoorn ANP AFP Netherlands OUT Photo credit should read MARCEL VAN HOORNAFP via Getty Images
The Amstel Gold Race peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Organisers of the Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition announced on Wednesday that the races will not be held on October 10 due to recently introduced COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands. 

The three municipalities involved (Eijsden-Margraten, Maastricht and Valkenburg) and the region of South Limburg have concluded that organising the events is not feasible within the framework of the newly announced national restrictions that prohibit public attendance at sporting events. 

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