BinckBank Tour gets last-minute host towns in Belgium after Dutch stage cancellations

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The 2020 BinckBank Tour began with stage 1 in Belgium on September 29 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Less than a day after organisers of the BinckBank Tour were forced to cancel three stages because of new COVID-19 restrictions in the Netherlands, they've received offers from Belgian host cities to allow the final three stages to go ahead.

A surge in coronavirus cases in its biggest cities led the Dutch government to impose new limits prohibiting public attendance at sporting events, that went into effect on Tuesday evening. It forced the cancellation of the BinckBank Tour's individual time trial in Vlissingen on Wednesday, the start of Thursday's stage in Philippine and the stage finish in Sittard on Friday.

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