Sunday, the 21st of April 2019 will see the 3rd edition of the Amstel Gold Race for women 2.0. The last edition of the first incarnation was held in 2003 with Nicole Cook taking the flowers. The current race director, Leontien van Moorsel, soloed to victory in 2002. Following the start in Maastricht the peloton of the 2019 edition travels through the hills of the southernmost part of the Netherlands. Typically, the race amounts to 120 kilometres, while the finish in the first two editions of the re-invented race was 1.6 kilometres after cresting the punchy Cauberg. (Slideshow route/profile)
Chantal Blaak is title holder. Last edition, she outsprinted her break away companions Lucinda Brand and Amanda Spratt. The three were the first escapees over the Cauberg and held off the chasers in the flat final section to the line.
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2019: route maps, height profiles, and more
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