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On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the starting signal will be given for a brand new Dutch Classic bicycle race: the Tacx Pro Classic.

The Tacx Pro Classic will be new yet familiar, with strong roots in the cycling history of Zeeland, including monuments like the “ Kattendijksedijk” (a dike known for its crosswinds), the Zeelandbrug (a 6-kilometre-long bridge across the Oosterschelde), and the “Oosterscheldekering”. The predecessors of this new Classic are the “Ronde van Midden-Zeeland”, the “Delta Tour Zeeland”, and the “Zeeland Seaports Classic”.

The Tacx Pro Classic returns to its roots as a one-day classic bicycle race for professional cyclists through the rural landscape of the Dutch province of Zeeland. We will return to a remarkable finish location at “Neeltje Jans”, an artificial peninsula on the sea. This is near the location where the Tour de France finished in 2015, in that memorable stage characterized by typical Zeeland weather conditions. The final stage of the Tacx Pro Classic will be held on the “Oosterscheldekering” and will pass three times, ensuring an unrivalled event for both the riders and public.

We will offer cycling tourists a version of the professional tour, with various distances largely following the official Pro track. There will be plenty of “après-cycling” opportunities, including the possibility to witness the professionals finish.

The Tacx Pro Classic deserves a prominent place in every cyclist’s calendar. For cycling tourists, it offers a unique moment to enjoy and watch local, national, and international cycling heroes.

The 14th of October will mark the official closing of the cycling season, and for the coming years we have the ambition to maintain that declaration. With the support of lead sponsor Tacx, as well as co-sponsors among the Province of Zeeland, local communities, and Zeeland’s entrepreneurs, we cherish the ambition to become the second-largest classic cycling event in the Netherlands.

We are proud of our roots and keen to demonstrate that. We wish everyone – whether professional cyclist, cycling tourist, or spectator – a joyful experience in Zeeland on 14 October as they witness the Tacx Pro Classic.

 

Race information
Race date: Saturday October 14th, 2017
Race category: UCI Europe Tour 1.1
Start location: Abdijplein, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Start time: 13.00 hours
Finish location: Dijkgraaf A.M. Gelukweg, Neeltje Jans (Vrouwenpolder), The Netherlands
First passage close to finish line: at 39 kms to go, expected between 16.00 and 16.40 hours
First passage at finish line: at 20 kms to go, expected between 16.40 and 17.15 hours
Expected finish time: between 17.00 and 17.45 hours
Distance: 200 kilometers

Download the complete itinerary with timetables (PDF, Dutch).

Download the final startlist (PDF).

 

Timo Roosen won the 1st Tacx Pro Classic.

Download the results (PDF).

 

On behalf of the Organization Committee,
Kees Bal

 

Parcours

Download hier de routebeschrijving.

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Verhalen

Achtergrondverhalen van renners en betrokkenen.

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