Will the Eleven Cities Tour finally take place?

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The ice on the Dutch lakes and waterways is getting thicker. The first races on natural ice have already been held. But there is one race which all skaters dream about: the Eleven Cities Tour.

Will the 200-kilometre race really take place this winter? It’s been 14 years since the last one was held?