Ster ZLM Toer cancels 2018 edition
Apr 11 2018 12:21 pm CET

Ster ZLM Toer cancels 2018 edition
Ster ZLM Toer cancels 2018 edition
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The 2018 edition of the Ster ZLM Toer has been cancelled following the withdrawal of several host towns.

The race confirmed this on its website on Wednesday. "Due to organisation issues, and despite the commitment of several host towns, we have not been able to organise the stage schedule," said chairman Anton Ganzeboom."

"Unfortunately, a number of potential host towns withdrew after we had managed to wrap up the finances. It often takes some time to decide on these matters and the process of getting the permit is getting more complicated as well. There isn't enough time to find alternatives now. That's why we had to make this decision.

"We prefer to make this call now, also to allow teams to find an alternative for this race."

Ganzeboom emphasized that the cancellation of this year's race should not have any consequences for the future. "This gives us more space to focus on 2019. We want to come back stronger than ever!"

The Ster ZLM Toer was first held as a professional race in 1996 and has since been won by riders like Tyler Hamilton, Philippe Gilbert, Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel and Sep Vanmarcke. The most recent edition was won by Portuguese rider Jose Goncalves.



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