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Amstel Gold Race (World Tour)

Winners, placings, distance, average speed

The Amstel Gold Race, named after and sponsored by Amstel Beer, is the most important race on the Dutch calender. Held in April, it features 31 hills, some of which are very steep, such as the 20% Keutenberg. The race is run on the roads of Limburg, a province in southern Netherlands. Since 2003 the race has finished at the top of the Cauberg hill in Valkenburg.

Jan Raas holds the record for wins at five. Since Raas, the race has been very difficult for a single rider to dominate. As of 2010, the last 30 editions have had 29 winners.

As of 2010, Dutch riders have won their race 17 times, compared to 10 Belgian and 5 Italian victories.

Complete results for every edition are posted. Just click on the year.

Year

1st place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance, Average speed

1966 Jean Stablinski
7hr 48min 50sec
Bernard van de Kerckhove
s.t.
Jan Hugens
@ 5sec
302 km
38.65 km/hr
1967 Arie Den Hartog
4hr 51min
Cees Lute
s.t.
Harrie Steevens
s.t.
213 km
43.92 km/hr
1968 Harrie Steevens
5hr 52min 29sec
Roger Rosiers
s.t.
Daniel van Rijckeghen
@ 1sec
245 km
41.70 km/hr
1969 Guido Reybrouck
6hr 21min 3sec
Jos Huysmans
s.t.
Eddy Merckx
@ 6sec
259 km
40.78 km/hr
1970 Georges Pintens
6hr 21min 30sec
Willy Vanneste
s.t.
André Dierickx
@ 22sec
240 km
37.75 km/hr
1971 Frans Verbeeck
6hr 11min 53sec
Gerben Karstens
s.t.
Roger Rosiers
s.t.
233 km
37.43 km/hr
1972 Walter Planckaert
6hr 17min 39sec
Willy de Geest
s.t.
Joop Zoetemelk
s.t.
237 km
37.65 km/hr
1973 Eddy Merckx
6hr 38min 16sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ 3min 13sec
Herman Van Springel
3min 15sec
238 km
35.86 km/hr
1974 Gerrie Knetemann
6hr 6min 30sec
Walter Planckaert
@ 2min 31sec
Water Goodefroot
s.t.
238 km
38.96 km/hr
1975 Eddie Merckx
6hr 23min 33sec
Freddy Maertens
@ 15sec
Joseph Bruyère
2min 51sec
238 km
37.23 km/hr
1976 Freddy Maertens
5hr 53min 8sec
Jan Raas
@ 4min 29sec
Luc Leman
@ 5min 19sec
230 km
39.08 km/hr
1977 Jan Raas
5hr 45min 55sec
Gerrie Knetemann
s.t.
Hennie Kuiper
s.t.
230 km
39.89 km/hr
1978 Jan Raas
6hr 5min 3sec
Francesco Moser
@ 1min 16sec
Joop Zoetemelk
s.t.
230 km
37.8 km/hr
1979 Jan Raas
5hr 59min 56sec
Henk Lubberding
@ 39sec
Sven-Ake Nilsson
s.t.
237 km
39.51 km/hr
1980 Jan Raas
5hr 44min 27sec
Fons de Wolf
s.t.
Sean Kelly
s.t.
238 km
41.46 km/hr
1981 Bernard Hinault
5hr 57min 49sec
Roger De Vlaeminck
s.t.
Fons de Wolf
s.t.
237 km
39.74 km/h
1982 Jan Raas
6hr 10min 45sec
Stephen Roche
@ 2sec
Gregor Braun
@ 7sec
237 km
38.35 km/hr
1983 Phil Anderson
5hr 50min 26sec
Jan Bogaert
@ 31sec
Jan Raas
s.t.
242 km
41.43 km/hr
1984 Jacques Hanegraaf
6hr 5min 56sec
Kim Andersen
@ 2min 4sec
Patrick Versluys
@ 2min 8sec
247 km
40.50 km/hr
1985 Gerrie Knetemann
6hr 27min 45sec
Jef Lieckens
@ 32sec
Johnny Broers
s.t.
242 km
37.45 km/hr
1986 Steven Rooks
6hr 8min 12sec
Joop Zoetemelk
s.t.
Ronny Van Holen
@ 37sec
242 km
39.44 km/hr
1987 Joop Zoetemelk
6hr 12min 51sec
Steven Rooks
@ 30sec
Malcom Elliot
@ 32sec
242 km
38.94 km/hr
1988 Jelle Nijdam
6hr 28min 42sec
Steven Rooks
@ 17sec
Claude Criquielon
s.t.
242 km
37.38km
1989 Eric Van Lancker
5hr 59min 49sec
Claude Criquielon
@ 19sec
Steve Bauer
s.t.
242 km
40.35 km/hr
1990 Adrie Van Der Poel
6hr 17min 17sec
Luc Roosen
s.t.
Jelle Nijdam
s.t.
249 km
39.61 km/hr
1991 Frans Masen
6hr 4min 46sec
Maurizio Fondriest
s.t.
Dirk De Wolf
s.t.
244 km
40.14 km/hr
1992 Olaf Ludwig
6hr 27min 30sec
Johan Museeuw
s.t.
Dmitri Konyshev
s.t.
247.5 km
38.32 km/hr
1993 Rolf Jaermann
6hr 40min 4sec
Gianni Bugno
s.t.
Jens Heppner
@ 1min 7sec
249 km
37.34 km/hr
1994 Johan Museeuw
6hr 42min 34sec
Bruno Cenghialta
s.t.
Marco Saligari
@ 7sec
250 km
37.26 km/hr
1995 Mauro Gianetti
6hr 38min 52sec
Davide Cassani
s.t.
Beat Zberg
@ 27sec
256 km
38.51 km/hr
1996 Stefano Zanini
5hr 56min 36sec
Mauro Bettin
@ 22sec
Johan Museeuw
s.t.
253 km
42.69 km/hr
1997 Bjarne Riis
6hr 11min 19sec
Andrea Tafi
@ 46sec
Beat Zberg
s.t.
258 km
41.704 km/hr
1998 Rolf Jaermann
6hr 43min 20sec
Marten den Bakker
s.t.
Michele Bartoli
@ 21sec
257.3 km
38.27 km/hr
1999 Michael Boogerd
6hr 37min 23sec
Lance Armstrong
s.t.
Gabriele Missaglia
@ 16sec
253 km
38.547 km/hr
2000 Erik Zabel
6hr 13min 37sec
Michael Boogerd
s.t.
Markus Zberg
s.t.
257 km
41.11 km/hr
2001 Erik Dekker
6hr 39min 13sec
Lance Armstrong
s.t.
Serge Baguet
@ 17sec
257 km
38.265 km/hr
2002 Michele Bartoli
6hr 49min 17sec
Sergei Ivanov
s.t.
Michael Boogerd
s.t.
254.4 km
37.294 km/hr
2003 Alexandre Vinokourov
6hr 1min 3sec
Michael Boogerd
@ 4sec
Danilo Di Luca
s.t.
250.7 km
41.661 km/hr
2004  Davide Rebellin
6hr 23min 44sec
Michael Boogerd
@ 1sec
Paolo Bettini
@ 18sec
251.1 km
39.261 km/hr
2005 Danilo Di Luca
6hr 21min 7sec
Michael Boogerd
s.t.
Mirko Celestino
s.t.
250.7 km
39.468 km/hr
2006 Frank Schleck
6hr 25min 39sec
Steffen Wesemann
@ 22sec
Michael Boogerd
@ 46sec
253.1 km
39.377 km/hr
2007 Stefan Schumacher
6hr 11min 49sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 21sec
Danilo Di Luca
@ 22sec
252.2km
40.697 km/hr
2008
Damiano Cunego
6hr 35min 29sec
Frank Schleck
s.t.
Alejandro Valverde
s.t.
257.4 km
39.050 km/hr
2009
Serguei Ivanov
6hr 38min 46sec
Karsten Kroon
@ s.t.
Robert Gesink
@ 8sec
257.8 km
38.9 km/hr
2010
Philippe Gilbert
6hr 22min 54sec
Ryder Hesjedal
@ 2sec
Enrico Gasparotto
@ s.t.
257.3 km
40.319 km/hr
2011 Philippe Gilbert
6hr 30min 44sec
Joaquin Rodriguez
@ 2sec
Simon Gerrans @ 4sec 260.4 km
39.986 km/hr
2012 Enrico Gasparotto
6hr 32min 35sec
Jelle Vanendert
@ s.t.
Peter Sagan
@ s.t.
256.5 km
39.202 km/hr
2013 Roman Kreuziger
6hr 35min 21sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 22sec
Simon Gerrans
@ s.t.
251.8 km
38.214 km/hr
2014 Philippe Gilbert
6hr 25min 57sec
Jelle Vanendert
@ 5sec
Simon Gerrans
@ 6sec
251.4 km
39.083 km/hr
2015 Michal Kwiatkowski
6hr 31min 49sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ s.t.
Michal Matthews
@ s.t.
258 km
39.508 km/hr
2016 Enrico Gasparotto
6hr 18min 3sec
Michael Valgren
@ s.t.
Sonny Colbrelli
@ 4sec
248.7 km
39.471 km/hr
2017 Philippe Gilbert
6hr 31min 40sec
Michal Kwiatkowski
@ s.t.
Michael Albasini
@ 10sec
261 km
39.983 km/hr