Concerned about the potential for extreme temperatures, the UCI is considering shortening the worlds road race to just 106.4 kilometers
With the WorldTour calendar finished for 2016, there is new scrutiny on the UCI's plans to chop 1-2 teams out of the top division.
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Various news reports suggest the race will travel through Belgium after its grand depart in Germany.
The stage race was held for 10 years dating back to 2007, but reports say the 2017 edition has been canceled.
The Colombian won the Italian grand tour in 2014 but has yet to win the Tour de France.
The Eneco Tour results just made it harder for a few teams to get into the 2017 WorldTour, as four teams vie for three spots.
The Italian will compete in Tuesday's Tre Valli Varesine and a few other races this fall before he switches teams over the winter.
"This wasn't about trying to find a way to gain an unfair advantage," says Bradley Wiggins of TUEs