Dutch federation reconsiders calendar after coronavirus measures loosened

The ever-strong Dutch team take the start for the 2013 road race
The ever-strong Dutch team take the start for the 2013 road race (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Dutch cycling federation, KNWU, announced it would revisit its plans for restarting the national cycling calendar after the Netherlands government said it would lift some measures to control COVID-19 two months earlier than expected.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the ban on contact sports and other restrictions would be lifted beginning July 1 as the country recorded its first day with no deaths due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

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