Thursday 16 April 2015 at 20h42

This Sunday, the Dutch classic, the Amstel Gold Race, will take place between Maastricht and ... the Rijksweg in Vilt. Indeed, since 2013, the finish is no longer on top of the Cauberg in Valkenburg but at the same location as where the races of the 2012 World Championships finished.

The Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route - for its 50th edition! - is a bit different from last year but the race still includes 34 climbs for this UCI WorldTour race (in 2011 the number of climbs went up from 31 to 32 and in 2012 again down to 31, before going up to 34 in 2013). In this article you'll find the time- and route schedule and the race route on Google Maps and you can also download the race route in Google Earth for example if you want to do a virtual fly-over.


The description of the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route

After the start from the Markt in Maastricht, the riders will first go north up to Geulle where they'll turn right to climb the Slingerberg, rapidly followed by the climbs of the Adsteeg and the Lange Raarberg.
A bit further, when the riders get on the part of the race route which will be done several times, they'll climb the Bergseweg (just before the part which will be done several times), followed by the Sibbergrubbe, Cauberg and a first crossing of the finish line in Vilt (the bleu part on the map).

The riders then get on the first loop around the finish city, 111.6 km long, which starts with the climb of the Geulhemmerberg followed by a part in southern direction towards the border with Belgium which they'll follow to get on the Wolfsberg and the Loorberg followed by a bit up north towards the Gulpenerberg which they won't climb however, and then back south via the Schweibergerweg climb before they again follow the border with the climb of Camerig, a short visit of Vijlen and the climb towards the Drielandenpunt (a summit where The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium get together), the climb of Gemmenich just on the other side of the Belgian border and the Vijlenerbos when they get back in The Netherlands. This part of the race route is drawn in green on the map.

The riders will then climb the Eperheide in the violet part of the race route and then go up north via the same race route they followed before, but they'll change direction to climb the Gulpenerberg and the Plettenberg, Eyserweg, Sint Remigiusstraat, Vrakelberg and again the Sibbergrubbe and Cauberg before a 2nd crossing of the finish line.

The 2nd loop around the finish line, 71.3 kilometers long, again contains the climb of the Geulhemmerberg. That's where the race route is slightly different from last year because, after a short up/down part south of Maastricht/Bemelen, the riders turn right towards the climb of the Bemelerberg before they go south towards the race route of the green loop where they'll this time go straight through after the climb of the Loorberg, before they turn left towards the Gulpenerberg after which they go find the Kruisberg (instead of turning towards the Plettenberg as in the first loop) and the Eyserbosweg and Fromberg. The peloton then turns left in Schin op Geul to get on the Keutenberg before they go up the Cauberg for the third time, this time followed by a last loop which is similar to the circuit of the 2012 World Championships but which includes the Geulhemmerberg climb in addition to the Bemelerberg climb in this race.

The start of the race will be at 10.15AM and the finish is planned around 4.45PM. The total distance will be 6.6 kilometers longer than last year: 258 kilometers.

The time- and route schedule and the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route on Google Maps

Hereunder you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule of the Amstel Gold Race 2015. Click on the images to open them.

In order to make it easier to "read" the map, the race route is shown in five parts: the first one in blue, the second one in green, the third one in violet and the fourth one in red. The last loop, 18.5 kilometers long, is shown in orange.
The time- and route schedule of the Amstel Gold Race 2015 The map with the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route on Google Maps The profile of the Amstel Gold Race 2015

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The Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route in Google Earth

Do you prefer to see the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route in Google Earth, for example in order to do a virtual flyover of the racer route? Download the following KML file to do so:

>> Download the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route in Google Earth

The map with the Amstel Gold Race 2015 race route

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  1. pour vous rappeler
    Année Date Dist Vainqueur Nat Tps Moy Second Troisième
    2000 S22/04 257,2 Erik ZABEL D 6h13'37'' 41,3 Michael Boogerd Markus Zberg (CH)
    2001 S28/04 254,6 Erik DEKKER PB 6h39'13'' 38,265 Lance Amstrong (USA) Serge Baguet (B)
    2002 D28/04 254,4 Michele BARTOLI I 6h49'17'' 37,294 Serguei Ivanov (RUS) Michael Boogerd
    2003 D20/04 250,7 Alexandre VINOKOUROV KAZ 6h01'03'' 41,551 Michael Boogerd Denilo Di Luca (I)
    2004 D18/04 251 Davide REBELLIN I 6h23'44'' 39,3 Michael Boogerd Paolo Bettini (I)
    2005 D17/04 250,7 Danilo DI LUCA I 6h21'07'' 39,468 Michael Boogerd Mirko Celestino (I)
    2006 D16/04 253,1 Franck SCHLECK L 6h25'39'' 39,377 Steffen Wesemann (D-CH) Michael Boogerd
    2007 D22/04 252,2 Stefan SCHUMACHER D 6h11'49'' 40,697 Davide Rebellin (I) Denilo Di Luca (I)
    2008 D20/04 257,4 Damiano CUNEGO I 6h35'29'' 39,05 Franck Schleck (L) Alejandro Valverde-Belmonte (E)
    2009 D19/04 257,8 Sergei IVANOV RUS 6h38'31'' 38,813 Karsten Kroon Robert Gesink
    2010 D18/04 257,8 Philippe GILBERT B 6h22'54'' 40,397 Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Enrico Gasparotto (I)
    2011 D17/04 260,4 Philippe GILBERT B 6h30'44'' 39,986 Joaquim Rodriguez-Oliver (E) Simon Gerrans (GB)
    2012 D15/04 256,5 Enrico GASPAROTTO I 6h32'35'' 39,202 Jelle Vanendert (B) Peter Sagan (SVQ)
    2013 D14/04 251,8 Roman KREUZIGER TCH 6H35'21'' 38,214 Alejandro Valverde-Belmonte (E) Simon Gerrans (GB)
    2014 D20/04 251,4 Philippe GILBERT B 6h25'57'' 39,083 Jelle Vanendert Simon Gerrans (GB)

    | pierre blaudy | Friday 17 April 2015 om 20h47

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