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Brand new event in men's pro racing calendar next year

International Team Challenge will feature events in Netherlands, Switzerland and South Africa in 2017

Mens pro racing will have a new date to watch with a brand new series, the International Team Challenge (ITC).

Held in Limburg, the Netherlands, a first three-day event will be held in June next year, followed by further meets in Switzerland in August and in South Africa in October, according to 1Limburg.

The first day will feature a sprint race on a circuit around the Sports Zone in Sittard-Geleen. The second day will see the riders climb the Cauberg in Valkenburg ten times, and the last day is the finale in the form of a team pursuit, again on and around the Sports Zone.

The event will be held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June.


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