Eneco Tour to start a day earlier

The UCI ProTour Council (UPTC) has approved a request by the organisers of the Eneco Tour to bring their event forward to August 18-25, 2009 (from August 19-26, 2009).

The Council members considered that the amended dates offered certain advantages, such as the reduction of time between the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg on August 16 and the Eneco Tour, which will help teams to cut down on accommodation expenses.

The extra day between the end of the Eneco Tour and the start of the Vuelta a España will give riders competing in both events more time to rest ahead of the Spanish Grand Tour.

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