Dutch cycling federation imposes stricter measures on Russian and Belarusian riders than UCI

Riders from the two countries won't be able to ride at any race held in the Netherlands, under KNWU's rules

KNWU strict sanctions on Russian and Belarusian riders - no Amstel Gold Race
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The Netherlands' cycling federation, Royal Dutch Cycling Union (KNWU), has adopted the recommendations proposed by the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) and has banned riders from Russia and Belarus from competing in races held in the country.

In a statement condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, KNWU also makes clear the national federation won't participate in any event or competition held in Russia or Belarus.

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