Amstel Gold Race
The Amstel Gold Race Archive features footage from the biggest cycling race in the Netherlands as riders battle the elements and 33 climbs over the course of the 251 km route.
- The Amstel Gold Race is a road bicycle race held mostly in the southern part of the province of Limburg, Netherlands.
- The first race, on April 30, 1966, was organised by two Dutch sports promoters, Ton Vissers and Herman Krott.
- The 48th Amstel Gold Race ran for a total of 251 km. There are 33 climbs on the route which together make up over 4,000m of climbing.
- In 2013, Roman Kreuziger crowned himself King of the Cauberg. The Saxo Tinkoff-rider took the win in the 48th Amstel Gold Race beating Alejandro Valverde and Simon Gerrans.
- Introduced in 2013, the new finish line is 1.8 kilometers further on from the famous Cauberg in Valkenburg, in exactly the same location as the 2012 cycling World Championships. In addition, race hopefuls also have to climb the Cauberg twice in the final stages of the race.
- The race is the Netherlands' largest professional race runs through many suburbs and villages.
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The Amstel Gold Race is a one day road race in the Limburg province of the Netherlands and is part of the UCI World Tour. Staged in mid to late April the race course is considered tough and comprises of over 30 demanding hills and includes the famous Cauberg climb. This, coupled with strong winds and narrow roads, makes the 251km race Holland’s most important cycling event. The first edition of the race was in 1966.