Amstel gold Race

the Amstel gold Race is a road Radrennen, which takes place annually since 1966 in close proximity to Maastricht in the Netherlands. The classical a daily running, which is designated after the Dutch beer places Amstel, was until 2004 part ten running of the comprehensive wheel Worldcup. After its abolishment it belongs to a series of the most important Radrennen of the yearly since 2005 to the again introduced UCI pro route.

That approximately 250 km long Netherlands classical authors applied due to its rather simple topography long time rather as Radrennen to Sprinter. In the last years against it ever more new hills were built into the Parcours of running. As crucial above all the shifting of the goal proved: Since the year 2003 the Amstel gold Race ends to a relatively short, but extremely steep rise , which was scene of the Strassenrad WM already four times no longer in Maastricht, but at the Cauberg in Valkenburg .

For some years the Amstel gold Race is accomplished also as everyone meeting by day before the professional running. The previous “tourism version” of the AmstelGold Race, the Radtour of” Limburg Mooiste “is however further accomplished.

Until at the beginning of the 1990er years was dominated to a large extent the Amstel gold Race by Belgians and Niederländern. Since running part of wheel Worldcup and/or. the UCI pro route is, the Palmares clearly internationalized themselves. Record winner of the Amstel gold Race is the Dutchman January Raas, which could win the classical author five times between 1977 and 1982. German winners were Olaf Ludwig 1992 and Eric Zabel in the year 2000.

winner list

  • 1978 January Raas (NED)
  • 1977 January Raas (NED)
  • 1976 Freddie Maertens (BEL)
  • 1975 Eddie Merckx (BEL)
  • 1974 Gerrie kneading man (NED)
  • 1973 Eddie Merckx (BEL)
  • 1972 walter Planckaert (BEL)
  • 1971 fray verb-hit a corner (BEL)
  • 1970 Georges Pintens (BEL)
  • 1969 Gudio Reybrouck (BEL)
  • 1968 Harry Steevens (NED)
  • 1967 air the Hartog (NED)
  • 1966 Jean Stablinski (FRA)

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