The organization of the BinckBank Tour has had two hectic days. After the Dutch government introduced stricter corona measures, it became clear that the journeys over Dutch territory could no longer continue. Wednesday was forced to take a rest day, Thursday Aalter replaces the Dutch mussel village Philippine as starting place and Friday the ride in line will be replaced by a time trial that starts and arrives in Riemst. And that trail is striking at best.
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A time trial of 8.4 kilometers does not seem long, but a tough course has been provided. The start is under the bridge in Kanne and from there the riders immediately turn up the Slingerberg. This is a winding climb of 600 meters with an average gradient of 6% on average. Afterwards, the riders will also have to choose the bridge of Vroenhoven and the Muizenberg, to arrive at the Statieplein in Kanne. Food for the men with classification ambitions, it seems.
It is striking that the border with the Netherlands is sought. You can take that literally, because they drive close to the border line. Missing a bend on the Muizenberg and they are driving on Dutch territory. It seems like it was all done …
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