The 2012 Holland Ladies' Tour will go ahead, it has been confirmed. Race chairman Marten de Lange says that a new sponsor has yet to found after a main financial backer withdrew support, but other sponsors have agreed to contribute extra; allowing organisers to run a more "economical" event.
"It would be a shame if this race was to disappear, especially now that it offers such a perfect prelude towards the world championship in Limburg one a week later," says de Lange. "We are still negotiating with a potential sponsor. If that happens, we can make the race as good as previous years - which is what the successful women of Dutch cycling deserve.''