Police Strike Threatens Amstel Gold Race

Planned police strike coincides with race

Amstel Gold Race 2009

Amstel Gold Race 2009     Photo: foto!/Flickr

A strike by the Dutch police union could interfere with Sunday's Amstel Gold cycling race in the Netherlands. The 160-mile race is expected to draw a number of high-level professional riders and could lead officials to implement a court order to put police on the streets if the racers appear to be in danger. Tom Boonen, the current WorldTour leader who recently took classics victories at both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, has announced that he will not compete to allow an infection in his foot to heal.

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