The Amstel Gold Race matches for this year’s edition of the course for the finals again. After the climb of the Geulhemmerberg the peloton will no longer the wide descent via the Rasberg to Maastricht, but through the parallel located Kuitenbergweg in the direction of the district Amby descend. Once down, the riders will also take a somewhat different route.
“With this change, we look at the narrower roads, which the control by the peloton more difficult,” says race director Leo van Vliet. “In 2017, we have seen that by a simple change to a more attractive competition. With this new amendment to the contenders the victory just before the final starting position or is already in the attack have been drawn.”
The only Dutch wielerklassieker is on Sunday april 15 season. Last year, it was Philippe Gilbert for the fourth time in his career, the best in arrival Valkenburg. Gilbert knocked when in a sprint with two, the Pole Michal Kwiatkowski.