Once again in demonstration, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the title. the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday April 16.
Who to beat him? Considered As the very big favorite at the start of the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday April 16, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar triumphed. alone, crushing and scaring away the competition. "
It's incredible to win here. I didn't think I would attack so early but once I got there Up front, I gave everything I had. until At the end, I am exhausted. When I attacked for the first time, it was not planned. I succeeded in Getting into the lead group was a great situation because I only had to go. control". Thanks to his victory, Tadej Pogacar imitates the "Cannibal" Eddy Merckxx by becoming the second runner in history to achieve this goal. winning the Dutch classic, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France in his prize list. At the finish, he was surprisingly ahead of Ben Healy (EF Education – EasyPost) and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers).
To win, the double winner of the Tour de France energized himself. the race quite early with several attacks on the hills to get rid of the peloton, then his main competitors before finishing the last 28 kilometers of the race alone. Without Mathieu van der Poel or even Wout van Aert, the competition seemed to be too “weak”; to disrupt the plan of the UAE Emirates rider.
What is the route of the Amstel Gold Race?
The start will be given in Maastricht this Sunday April 16. Mainly contested in the Netherlands, the first classic of the Ardennes triptych remains focused on competition. around Valkenburg (Berg en Terblijt more precisely), where will be judged on arrival after 253.6 kilometers of racing and no less than 33 mountains listed at the end of the race. The last climb for the final battle will take place in the last 20 kilometers with a loop and two difficulties: the Geulhemmerberg (1.0 km to 5.9 %) and the Bemelerberg (0.7 km at 5.9%) at 5 kilometers from the finish. Difficulties:
Maasberg (0.3 km at 5.5%, km 12.4)
Adsteeg (0.6 km at 4.6%, km 31.5) )
Bergseweg (0.8 km at 5.8%, km 46.8)
Korenweg (0.5 km at 5.3%, km 49) ,6)
Nijswillerweg (km 57)
Rijksweg (km 67
Wolfsberg (0.3 km at 7.7%, km 84, 7)
Loorberg (1.2 km at 5.7%, km 88.8)
Schweibergerweg (2.5 km at 4.6%, km 101.8)
Camerig (3.9km at 4.3%, km 109.5)
Drielandenpunt (2.1km at 5.6%, km 118.8)
< li>Gemmenich (0.8 km at 6.0%, km 123.2)
Vijlenerbos (1.5 km at 5.5%, km 127.8)
Eperheide (2.1 km at 4.7%, km 135.9)
Gulperbergweg (0.6 km at 8.7%, km 144.3)< /li>
Plettenberg (0.6 km at 4.5%, km 148.5)
Eyserweg (1.7 km at 5.0%, km 151.3) )
St Remigiusstraa (1.0 km at 6.7%, km 155.1)
Vrakelberg (0.4 km at 9.5%, km 160.0)
Sibbergrubbe (1.6 km at 4.1%, km 169.1)
< li>Cauberg (0.6 km at 8.3%, km 172.4)
Geulhemmerberg (1.0 km at 5.8%, km 177.3)
Keederberg (km 184)
Bemelerberg (0.7 km at 5.7%, km 187.6)
Loorberg (1.2 km at ; 5.6%, km 203.3)
Gulperbergweg (1.0 km to 5.2%, km 210.2)
Kruisberg (0.6 km to 5.2%, km 210.2) km at 8.5%, km 214.6)
Eyserbosweg (0.9 km at 9.3%, km 216.8)
Fromberg (0.7 km at 4.5%, km 220.9)
< li>Keutenberg (1.1 km at 6.8%, km 225.1)
Cauberg (0.6 km at 8.3%, km 235.0)
Geulhemmerberg (1.0 km at 5.9%, km 239.8)
Bemelerberg (0.7 km at 5.9%, km 246.5)< /li> Who were the entrants?
Here is the list of riders who were entered thanks to the FirstCycling website.
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Data powered by FirstCycling.com Which channel can you watch the race on?
The race was on follow on Eurosport 2 Sunday April 16, at from 3:30 p.m., but also on the Eurosport/CGN application at from 2:30 p.m. The race will also be at follow on France 3 à from 3:15 p.m.