Amstel Gold Preview: The Route
This Sunday our flat-land friends in Holland host Round 4 of the World Cup – The Amstel Gold Race.
Frankie Andreu told us “Amstel Gold Race- Again, knowing the course will make a difference. The climbs are short steep and continuous. Once you get out of position it is almost impossible to catch back up. The descents are very treacherous and steep with sharp corners at the bottom that immediately kick back up into steep climbs. This course favors all around riders that
must have good climbing legs.”
The Amstel Gold Race is 250 km starting and finishing in the Dutch city of Maastriche, in the south east of Holland. The area is reknowned (in Holland at least), for its hills, and the race features 33 climbs, that range from 600 to 2400 meters in length, and from 4% to 11% grades.
Who can tell me something about Holland? You’re right…! It’s the land of windmills, tulips, wooden shoes, and some of the finest cafes anywhere – although we don’t recommend the “moon” brownies after a long ride… But that’s another story… see that Amstel-beer colored box – that’s where we’re racing!
Get more info at the official Amstel Gold race Website: www.amstelgoldrace.com.