Cauberg out of the Amstel Gold Race finale
Feb 15 2017 03:16 pm CET

Cauberg out of the Amstel Gold Race finale
Cauberg out of the Amstel Gold Race finale
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AMSTEL GOLD RACE

The decisive Cauberg climb has been removed from the finale of the Amstel Gold Race. Its organizers claim that this change is made in order to create a more exciting and unpredictable race.

The climb has been part of the Dutch race since 2003 and has played an important role in its final results.

"By removing the last climb of the Cauberg of the route we are hoping for a more open race. Like this there can be more contenders and attackers have more chances," said Leo van Vliet, organizer of the Amstel Gold Race.

The new route of the race will still have the climbs up the Geulhemmerberg and the Bemelerberg. The Cauberg is still present as well, but this time at 19 kilometers from the finish.

"It is not the organizers but the riders and the teams who make the race. There was always a discussion at the end of the race because of the length of it and the Cauberg being so close to the finish line, which made it too decisive," he added.

The parcours of the classic, considered the "opening of the Ardennes week", had already undergone changes in the past.
Image: Amstel Gold Race logo





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