Please understand that the solution to go around the Ijsselmeer due to the closed dike was just made to guarantee a fair event in a race environment.
That said we do not want to create stress caused by the added kilometers! Thats why I have a suggestion for the riders who have a tight schedule.
There is a bus going over the dike which schedule will be published in April!
Due to the short notice of changing the route we would not disqualify riders taking the original route and the bus. We would give them an adjustment time of 24 hours on top of their finishing time.
Also we would explain this in the general classification properly.
Please give this a thought!
I still think they should have cut another section instead of this weird alternative