2014 Amstel Gold Race

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    The Amstel Gold Race is a road bicycle race held (mostly) in the southern part of the province of Limburg, Netherlands. Since 1989 it has been among the races included in season long rankings tables, as part of the UCI Road World Cup (1989–2004), the UCI ProTour (2005–2010), UCI World Ranking (2009–2010) and from 2011 the UCI World Tour. It is the most important road cycling event of the Netherlands.

    The 2014 race consists of typically narrow roads found around the Netherlands, with a total of 34 climbs. The final climb, Cauberg is 1.5 km long with an average gradient of 5 %. The Cauberg will be completed four times, with the last assent 1.8km from the finish line.

    Important Climbs of the 2014 Amstel Gold Race [​IMG]

    1. Slingerberg (1.3km, 4.8%)
    2. Adsteeg (700m, 4.5%)
    3. Lange Raarberg (1.8km, 3.9%)
    4. Bergseweg (2.6km, 3.3%)
    5. Sibbergrubbe (1.8km, 3.9%)
    6. Cauberg (1.2km, 5.8%)
    7. Geulhemmerberg (1km, 6.2%)
    8. Wolfsberg (800m, 4.4%)
    9. Loorberg (1.5km, 5.5%)
    10. Schweibergerweg (2.9km, 3.9%)
    11. Camerig (4.3km, 3.8%)
    12. Drielandenpunt (3.7km, 3.7%)
    13. Gemmenich (900m, 6.4%)
    14. Vijlenerbos (1.8km, 5.1%)
    15. Eperheide (2.3km, 4.1%)
    16. Gulpenerberg (700m, 8.1%)
    17. Plettenberg (1km, 4.2%)
    18. Eijserweg (2.2km, 4.3%)
    19. Huls (1km, 7.7%)
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    20. Vrakelberg (700m, 7.9%)
    21. Sibbergrubbe (2.1km, 4.1%)
    22. Cauberg (1.2km, 5.8%)
    23. Geulhemmerberg (1km, 6.2%)
    24. Bemelerberg (900m, 5%)
    25. Loorberg (1.5km, 5.5%)
    26. Gulpenerberg (700m, 8.1%)
    27. Kruisberg (800m, 7.5%)
    28. Eijserbosweg (1.1km, 8.1%)
    29. Fromberg (1.6km, 4%)
    30. Keutenberg (700m, 9.4%)
    31. Cauberg (1.2km, 5.8%)
    32. Geulhemmerberg (1km, 6.2%)
    33. Bemelerberg (900m, 5%)
    34. Cauberg (1.2km, 5.8%)

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    Teams AG2R LA MONDIALE FRA ProTeam ASTANA PRO TEAM KAZ ProTeam BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM NED ProTeam BMC RACING TEAM USA ProTeam CANNONDALE ITA ProTeam FDJ.fr FRA ProTeam GARMIN SHARP USA ProTeam LAMPRE-MERIDA ITA ProTeam LOTTO BELISOL BEL ProTeam MOVISTAR TEAM ESP ProTeam OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM BEL ProTeam ORICA GreenEDGE AUS ProTeam TEAM EUROPCAR FRA ProTeam TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO NED ProTeam TEAM KATUSHA RUS ProTeam TEAM SKY GBR ProTeam TINKOFF-SAXO RUS ProTeam TREK FACTORY RACING USA ProTeam ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – VENEZUELA ITA Pro Continental CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE POL Pro Continental IAM CYCLING SUI Pro Continental TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE BEL Pro Continental WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT BEL Pro Continental BARDIANI VALVOLE – CSF INOX ITA Pro Continental
    Past Winners 2013 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2012 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 2011 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2010 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2009 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2008 Damiano Cunego (Ita) 2007 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) 2006 Fränk Schleck (Lux) 2005 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) 2004 Davide Rebellin (Ita) 2003 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) 2002 Michele Bartoli (Ita) 2001 Erik Dekker (Ned) 2000 Erik Zabel (Ger) 1999 Michael Boogerd (Ned) 1998 Rolf Järmann (Swi) 1997 Bjarne Riis (Den) 1996 Stefano Zanini (Ita) 1995 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) 1994 Johan Museeuw (Bel) 1993 Rolf Järmann (Swi) 1992 Olaf Ludwig (Ger) 1991 Frans Maassen (Ned) 1990 Adri van der Poel (Ned)
    The 2013 Race Coverage
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