Rotterdam Six-Day cancelled again amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Ahoy Velodrome during the Rotterdam 6 Day Cycling at Ahoy Rotterdam on January 5, 2013 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Ahoy Velodrome during the Rotterdam 6 Day (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Rotterdam Six-Day has been called off two weeks before its scheduled start because of the measures imposed by the Dutch government to stem the rise of COVID-19 cases.

Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a three-week partial lockdown on November 12 after the country set a new record of COVID-19 cases with 20,000 new infections in one day. The count has since risen to 23,000 on November 22, double last year's December peak.

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