Amstel Gold Race to go ahead on closed circuit

2019 Amstel Gold Race men's winner Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) and women's winner Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM)
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After being first postponed and then cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Amstel Gold Race men's and women's WorldTour events will go on as planned on April 18 but on a 17-kilometre circuit that will be closed to the public, the race organisers announced on Monday.

The races typically start in Maastricht and wind through the hills of the Limburg province before finishing just after the crest of the Cauberg in Berg en Terblijt. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) won the last editions of the race in 2019.

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