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The Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and its itinerary

Added: friday 18 April 2014 at 22:33:00
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    The Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and its itineraryThis Sunday, the Dutch classic race, the Amstel Gold Race, will take place between Maastricht and ... the Rijksweg in Vilt. Indeed, since last year, the finish is no longer on the top of the Cauberg in Valkenburg but at the same place as where the races of the 2012 World Championships finished.

    The Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route is almost identical compared to last year and the race will thus still contain 34 climbs for this UCI WorldTour race (in 2011 it went up from 31 to 32 to drop back down in 2012 to 31 and go up to 34 in 2013). In this article you'll find the time- and route schedule, the race route on Google Maps and you can also download the map of the race route in Google Earth for example if you'd like to do a virtual flyover of the race.

    The description of the Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route

    After the start from the Markt in Maastricht the riders first go up north to Geulle where they turn right to get on the climb of the Slingerberg, rapidly followed by a succession of climbs: Adsteeg, Lange Raarberg, Bergseweg, Sibbergrubbe and Cauberg, followed by a first crossing of the finish line in Vilt (the orange on the map with the race route).

    The riders then get on the first lap around the finish city, a 108.6 km long circuit which starts with the climb of the Geulhemmerberg followed by a descent south down to the border with Belgium which they'll follow to get onto the Wolfsberg and the Loorberg before going up north for a short time and get close to the Gulpenerberg without however getting on top of it because the trip continues back south via the Schweibergerweg before continuing along the border, with the climb of Camerig, a short incursion towards Vijlen before they go on towards the Drielandenpunt (a short climb where The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium touch each other), the climb of Gemmenich just on the other side of the Belgian border and Vijlenerbos once they're back in The Netherlands.
    The riders then climb the Eperheide and then go up north on the same race route as when they went the other way, before changing routes in order to climb the Gulpenerberg followed by the Plettenberg, Eyserweg, Sint Remigiusstraat - Huls, Vrakelberg, Sibbergrubbe and the Cauberg which will be followed by the 2nd crossing of the finish line. This part of the race route is shown in bleu on the map.

    The 2nd lap around the finish line, the purple part on the map, 67.7 kilometers long contains another climb of the Geulhemmerberg. After that climb the riders get on the part which has been slightly modified compared to last year since they don't go towards the Sibbemaweg in Maastricht but turn a bit earlier to go towards the climb of the Bemelerberg before going back south to join the race route of the bleu part of the race where, after the Loorberg, this time they go on straight on before turning left towards the Gulpenerberg from where they go find the Kruisberg (instead of turning on the Plettenberg like at the first crossing) followed by the Eyserbosweg and the Fromberg. The peloton then turns left to get on the Keutenberg followed by the third climb of the Cauberg which will this time be followed by a last lap which is similar to the circuit of the 2012 World Championships but in this race it uses the same routes as in the previous laps just after the start and thus contains the climb of the Geulhemmerberg in addition to the Bemelerberg.

    The fictive start will be at 10.15AM and the finish is planned between 4.09PM (43 km/h) and 5.06PM (37 km/h). The total distance will be 400 meters shorter than last year: 251.4 kilometers.

    The time- and route schedule, the profile and the Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route on Google Maps

    Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps and the time- and route schedule (with the times the peloton will visit the different cities and villages in the race route) of the Amstel Gold Race 2014. Click on the images to open them.

    In order to help you "reading" the map, the race route is shown in four parts: the first part in orange, the second in bleu and the third in purple. The last lap, 18.5 kilometers long, is shown in black.
    The itinerary of the Amstel Gold Race 2014 The race route of the Amstel Gold Race 2014 on Google Maps

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    The Amstel Gold Race 2013 race route in Google Earth

    Do you prefer to watch the race route in Google Earth and for example do a virtual fly-over of the race route? Download the KML file below to do so:

    >> Download the Amstel Gold Race 2014 race route in Google Earth

    The map with the race route of the Amstel Gold Race 2014

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 4 comments!
  1. Bonjour Thomas,

    Merci pour l'article, d'autant que le site de l'organisation est incompréhensible pour un non néerlandophone !
    N'avons-vous pas réussi à éditer un profil ? Ceux trouvés sur internet ne peuvent pas être lisibles avec une carte en même temps.

    Au passage, les itinéraires horaires du Tour de France sont tous disponibles, si vous voulez tracer les profils en avant première !
    Une petite surprise, l'étape vers Oyonnax, avec un final plus corsé que ce qui était attendu. Il y a également la côte de Maron avant la côte de Boufflers vers Nancy ; et la côte de Monbazillac par Poulvère vers Bergerac (à 13 km) avec des petites routes dans le vignoble pour rejoindre la nationale pour les 5 derniers kilomètres.

    | Aurélien M. | saturday 19 April 2014 at 10:00:51

  2. Bonjour Aurélien,

    En effet, le site en néerlandais, ça ne doit pas être facile à comprendre ;-). Je n'ai pas ce problème, mais j'ai vu qu'il existe quand même une version anglaise.

    Pour le profil, j'ai bien réussi à le faire, mais je le trouvais assez illisible, voilà pourquoi je ne l'avais pas publié. Je le publie ci-dessous pour info :

    Profil Amstel Gold Race 2014


    Pour les itinéraires horaires du Tour de France, je l'avais vu en effet et j'ai mis à jour les distances des étapes dans la fiche de la course dans le calendrier cycliste suite à la publication sur le site officiel.
    En revanche, je ne vais pas encore pouvoir tracer les étapes tout de suite .. il y a encore tout le Giro à faire avant ! (sans oublier quelques classiques à venir bientôt ;-) )

    | Thomas Vergouwen | saturday 19 April 2014 at 22:21:37

  3. Bonjour Thomas,

    En effet,les petites côtes à répétitions rendent le profil illisible.
    Mais merci de le publier.

    | Aurélien M. | sunday 20 April 2014 at 8:41:01

  4. Très intéressé par tout ce qui touche la dernière guerre mondiale et ma région.

    | Schyns | tuesday 22 April 2014 at 18:23:53

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