Eneco chair Nijpels steps down

Ed Nijpels, chairman of the ENECO Tour of Holland for the last five years, has stepped down as head of the race organization, citing timetable clashes between the race's new incarnation as the Tour of the Benelux and his duties as Royal Commissioner for the Netherlands province of Friesland.

"I am giving up this position with great sadness because cycle sport will always be one of my great passions," Nijpels told Raymond Kerckhoffs of De Telegraaf.

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