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2021 Amstel Gold Race (World Tour),
The Netherlands

55th edition: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Amstel Gold Race podium history | 2019 edition (race not held in 2020) | Map | Start list

Valkenburg - Berg en Terblijt, 216.7 km, The Netherlands

Wout van Aert

Wout van Aert (right) was just barely the day's fastest rider. Sirotti photo

Weather at the finish city of Berg en Terblijt at 1:55 PM, local time: 13C (55F), partly cloudy, with the wnd from the northwest at 8 km/hr (5 mph). no rain is forecast.

The race: The Amstel Gold Race finishes no longer at the top of the Cauberg in Valkenburg since 2013. The finish line is drawn 1.8 kilometers away, in exactly the same spot where the World Championship finished in 2012. The organization of the only Dutch cycling classic made the choice for the relocation of the finish to the Rijksweg in Vilt, following the positive experience around the World Championship. Amstel Gold Race course director Leo van Vliet was coach of the Dutch men team during this World Championship.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic an alternative course will be used in 2021. On Sunday the men will ride 12 local laps and 1 final lap in the municipalities of Valkenburg, Maastricht and Eijsden-Margraten. The lap is 16,9 kilometers and every lap the Geulhemerberg, Bemelerberg and Cauberg will be climbed. The final lap is equal to the lap of 2018-2019.

Here's the report from winner Wout van Aert's Jumbo-Visma team:

Wout van Aert has won the Amstel Gold Race after a sprint that will not soon be forgotten. The Flemish rider of Team Jumbo-Visma beat Englishman Thomas Pidcock by a minimal margin. It is the fourteenth victory of the season for the yellow and black formation of manager Richard Plugge.

On the closed course in the hills of South Limburg, Team Jumbo-Visma always kept control of the race. Partly thanks to Paul Martens, who particated for the 15th time, the early breakaway only got limited space. At less than one hundred kilometres from the end the race really broke open. Team Jumbo-Visma was always in the forefront and with Jonas Vingegaard, Sam Oomen and Primoz Roglic almost always had a rider in the attack. On the last climb of the Cauberg Van Aert, together with world champion Alaphilippe and others, went full on. In the last lap Pidcock, Van Aert and the German Maximilian Schachmann had to decide who would win the Amstel Gold Race.

In a particularly exciting and nervous sprint the winner of Gent-Wevelgem ultimately won. The victory in the Dutch classic is Van Aert's fourth of the season. “I didn't dare believe it. I sprinted the last few meters with my eyes closed”, a relieved Van Aert said. “The jury only told me just before the podium ceremony that I had won. It was very difficult to say, that was clear from the time the jury needed to make it final. I have never experienced this before.”

“I could always count on Jonas, Sam and Primoz just before the final”, the best one-day rider of 2020 said. "They jumped well with almost all the attacks. It was a shame that Primoz had a mechanical problem in the final. The team really rode for the win today.” Allowing Van Aert to finish his last race of his classic spring in style. “I am very proud of this victory and my my performances in the classics. I have competed for this victory in almost every race and have always been in top shape. I am very happy to go into the holidays with this victory. The bike will be put aside for a while now.”

Van Aert end his spring programme with wins in the Amstel Gold Race and Gent-Wevelgem, two stage wins and a second place in the final classification of Tirreno-Adriatico, the second place in the Brabantse Pijl and the third place in Milano-San Remo.

Complete Results:

216.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.843 km/hr

1 Wout van Aert Jumbo-Visma 5hr 3min 29sec
2 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
3 Max Schachmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
4 Michael Matthews Team BikeExchange @ 3sec
5 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
6 Julian Alaphilippe Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
7 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
8 Michal Kwiatkowski INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
9 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious s.t.
10 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
11 Alex Aranburu Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
12 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
13 Michael Valgren EF Education-Nippo s.t.
14 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
15 Tiesj Benoot Team DSM s.t.
16 Guillaume Martin Cofidis s.t.
17 Ben Tulett Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
18 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
19 Markus Hoelgaard Uno-X s.t.
20 Quinten Hermans Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
21 Daryl Impey Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
22 Clément Venturini Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
23 Rudy Molard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
24 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
25 Warren Barguil Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
26 Greg van Avermaet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
27 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
28 Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
29 Tim Wellens Lotto Soudal s.t.
30 Sergio Henao Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
31 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
32 Michael Woods Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
33 Dylan Teuns Bahrain Victorious s.t.
34 David Gaudu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
35 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
36 Krists Neilands Israel Start-Up Nation 0:08
37 Wilco Kelderman Bora-hansgrohe 0:09
38 Jakob Fuglsang Astana-Premier Tech 0:10
39 Magnus Cort EF Education-Nippo 2:12
40 Edward Theuns Trek-Segafredo s.t.
41 Stefano Oldani Lotto Soudal s.t.
42 Simon Geschke Cofidis s.t.
43 Fernando Barcelo Cofidis s.t.
44 Lorenzo Rota Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
45 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
46 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-WB s.t.
47 Jan Tratnik Bahrain Victorious s.t.
48 Floris de Tier Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
49 Dion Smith Team BikeExchange s.t.
50 Dmitriy Strakhov Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
51 Michael Gogl Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
52 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
53 Nicola Conci Trek-Segafredo s.t.
54 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates s.t.
55 Simon Clarke Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
56 Ide Schelling Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
57 Omar Fraile Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
58 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
59 Simon Carr EF Education-Nippo s.t.
60 Carlos Verona Movistar s.t.
61 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
62 Dylan van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
63 Jan Bakelants Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
64 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo 2:17
65 Esteban Chaves Team BikeExchange 2:19
66 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
67 Mauri Vansevenant Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:29
68 Jonas Abrahamsen Uno-X 3:44
69 Primoz Roglic Jumbo-Visma s.t.
70 Remi Cavagna Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
71 Ryan Gibbons UAE Team Emirates s.t.
72 Sonny Colbrelli Bahrain Victorious s.t.
73 Kevin Vermaerke Team DSM s.t.
74 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
75 Pieter Serry Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
76 Laurent Pichon Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
77 Anders Skaarseth Uno-X s.t.
78 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 4:59
80 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6:17
81 Roman Kreuziger Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
82 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
83 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
84 Marcus Burghardt Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
85 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
86 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
87 Alex Howes EF Education-Nippo s.t.
88 Jonas Iversby Uno-X s.t.
89 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
90 Sergey Chernetskiy Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
91 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
92 Robert Stannard Team BikeExchange s.t.
93 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma s.t.
94 Martijn Tusveld Team DSM s.t.
95 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
96 Thomas Sprengers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
97 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
98 Jordi Warlop Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
99 Oscar Riesebeek Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
100 Aaron Van Poucke Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
101 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
102 Syver Wærsted Uno-X s.t.
103 Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
104 Loic Vliegen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
105 Sebastien Grignard Lotto Soudal s.t.
106 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-WB s.t.
107 Lukasz Owsian Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
108 Michal Golas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
109 Edward Dunbar INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
110 Hugo Hofstetter Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
111 Florian Senechal Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
112 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
113 Kenny Molly Bingoal-WB s.t.
114 Maurits Lammertink Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
115 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
117 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.
118 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 14:24
119 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
120 Martin Urianstad Uno-X s.t.
121 Christopher Juul-Jensen Team BikeExchange s.t.
122 Robert Power Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
123 Simone Velasco Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
124 Patrick Gamper Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
125 Ivan Rovny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.

Course map & Profile:

Amstel Gold Race 2021 map


Start list with back numbers, April 17, 2021:

DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP
1 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
2 CATTANEO Mattia
3 CAVAGNA Rémi
4 VANSEVENANT Mauri
5 GARRISON Ian
6 SENECHAL Florian
7 SERRY Pieter
JUMBO-VISMA
11 ROGLIC Primoz
12 OOMEN Sam
13 VAN AERT Wout
14 HOFSTEDE Lennard
15 MARTENS Paul
16 GESINK Robert
17 RASMUSSEN Jonas
INEOS GRENADIERS
21 KWIATKOWSKI Michal
22 VAN BAARLE Dylan
23 PIDCOCK Thomas
24 CARAPAZ Richard
25 GOLAS Michal
26 DUNBAR Eddie
27 ROWE Luke
TREK-SEGAFREDO
31 MOLLEMA Bauke
32 STUYVEN Jasper
33 CONCI Nicola
34 THEUNS Edward
35 BERNARD Julien
36 SKUJINS Toms
37 EGESTED Alexander
AG2R-CITROEN
41 VAN AVERMAET Greg
42 JUNGELS Bob
43 PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
44 SCHÄR Michael
45 DEWULF Stan
46 GODON Dorian
47 VENTURINI Clément
BORA-HANSGROHE
51 SCHACHMANN Maximilian
52 KELDERMAN Wilco
53 SCHELLING Ide
54 BENEDETTI Cesare
55 GAMPER Patrick
56 KONRAD Patrick
57 BURGHARDT Marcus
QHUBEKA-ASSOS
61 CLARKE Simon
62 GOGL Michael
63 ARMEE Sander
64 BENNETT Sean
65 HENAO Sergio
66 LINDEMAN Bertjan
67 POWER Robert
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
71 WOODS Michael
72 IMPEY Daryl
73 BIERMANS Jenthe
74 HOFSTETTER Hugo
75 BOIVIN Guillaume
76 NEILANDS Krists
77 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
GROUPAMA-FDJ
81 GAUDU David
82 MOLARD Rudy
83 LIENHARD Fabian
84 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
85 MADOUAS Valentin
86 BONNET William
87 SEIGLE Romain
LOTTO SOUDAL
91 WELLENS Tim
92 MONIQUET Sylvain
93 VAN MOER Brent
94 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
95 OLDANI Stefano
96 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
97 GRIGNARD Sébastien
BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
101 POELS Wouter
102 COLBRELLI Sonny
103 HAUSSLER Heinrich
104 TRATNIK Jan
105 MOHORIC Matej
106 WILLIAMS Stephen
107 TEUNS Dylan
TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE
111 MATTHEWS Michael
112 JUUL JENSEN Christopher
113 CHAVES Johan
114 MEZGEC Luka
115 BAUER Jack
116 SMITH Dion
117 STANNARD Robert
EF EDUCATION-NIPPO
121 VALGREN Michael
122 CRADDOCK Lawson
123 HIGUITA Sergio
124 NIELSEN Magnus
125 HOWES Alex
126 CARR Simon
127 ARROYAVE Daniel
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT
131 BAKELANTS Jan
132 DE GENDT Aimé
133 HERMANS Quinten
134 LAMMERTINK Maurits
135 ROTA Lorenzo
136 VAN MELSEN Kevin
137 VLIEGEN Loïc
ASTANA-PREMIER TECH
141 FUGLSANG Jakob
142 LUTSENKO Alexey
143 ARANBURU Alex
144 FRAILE Omar
145 HOULE Hugo
146 BATTISTELLA Samuele
147 DE BOD Stefan
COFIDIS
151 BARCELÓ Fernando
152 EDET Nicolas
153 FERNANDEZ Rubén
154 GESCHKE Simon
155 MORIN Emmanuel
156 MARTIN Guillaume
157 PEREZ Anthony
MOVISTAR
161 VALVERDE Alejandro
162 ARCAS Jorge
163 JACOBS Johan
164 MAS Lluis
165 GARCIA Ivan
166 SERRANO Gonzalo
167 VERONA Carlos
TEAM DSM
171 BENOOT Tiesj
172 HAGA Chad
173 DENZ Nico
174 DONOVAN Mark
175 ANDERSEN Søren
176 TUSVELD Martijn
177 VERMAERKE Kevin
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
181 TRENTIN Matteo
182 FARIA Rui
183 HIRSCHI Marc
184 OLIVEIRA Ivo
185 GIBBONS Ryan
186 POLANC Jan
187 BJERG Mikkel
ALPECIN-FENIX
191 RIESEBEEK Oscar
192 DE TIER Floris
193 MEURISSE Xandro
194 WALSLEBEN Philipp
195 SBARAGLI Kristian
196 TULETT Ben
197 JANSSENS Jimmy
ARKÉA-SAMSIC
201 BARGUIL Warren
202 DECLERCQ Benjamin
203 OWSIAN Lukasz
204 CAPIOT Amaury
205 NOPPE Christophe
206 PICHON Laurent
207 SWIFT Connor
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
211 APERS Ruben
212 HERREGODTS Rune
213 MERTENS Julian
214 SPRENGERS Thomas
215 VAN POUCKE Aaron
216 VERWILST Aaron
217 WARLOP Jordi
BINGOAL-WB
221 VALLEE Boris
222 LIVYNS Arjen
223 MENTEN Milan
224 MOLLY Kenny
225 WIRTGEN Luc
226 ROBEET Ludovic
227 WIRTGEN Tom
GAZPROM-RUSVELO
231 KREUZIGER Roman
232 CHERNETSKII Sergei
233 CANOLA Marco
234 STRAKHOV Dmitrii
235 ROVNY Ivan
236 RIKUNOV Petr
237 VELASCO Simone
UNO-X
241 ABRAHAMSEN Jonas
242 SKAARSETH Iver
243 HOELGAARD Markus
244 HVIDEBERG Jonas
245 SKAARSETH Anders
246 URIANSTAD Martin
247 WÆRSTED Syver