Latest News from the Race
Vos' Amstel Gold Race victory netted more Dutch viewers than Van Aert'sPopularity of women's cycling continues to be strong in the Netherlands
Marianne Vos has close call at Amstel Gold Race after early celebrationVollering keeps powering on to the line and falls a wheel short of turning the tables
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition: April 18, 2021
Start: Valkenburg, Netherlands - 8:30 a.m. CET
Finish: Berg en Terblijt, Netherlands - 12:00 p.m. CET
Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the 2021 Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition. The 33-year-old was part of a group that could not quite follow Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) on the final ascent of the Cauberg but reeled in the two frontrunners on the final kilometre.
In the sprint, Vos quickly took the lead and raised her arms to celebrate. Despite a late surge, Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) was still a wheel's length behind at the finish line, with Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) taking third place.
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition returned to the Women's WorldTour spring calendar after it was cancelled last year in April, and again in October, due to COVID-19. Amstel Gold Race was held on April 18 as the kick off to the Ardennes Classics, that also include Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
- Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2021
- Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition preview
- How to watch Amstel Gold Race 2021 – live TV and streaming
- The Cyclingnews guide to the 2021 Women's WorldTour
- Amstel Gold Race 2021 - Men's Race Hub
The first edition of the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition was won by Debby Mansveld of the Netherlands. Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel, also from the Netherlands, won the second edition and Great Britain's Nicole Cooke won the third.
The race then went on a 14-year hiatus before returning in 2017, won by Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen. Since then, her compatriot Chantal van de Broek-Blaak and Polish all-rounder Kasia Niewiadoma have won titles at the more recent editions of the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition.
The race was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 but has returned to the 2021 Women's WorldTour.
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition - key climbs
The women's race did not start in Maastricht due to COVID-19 but instead started at Valkenburg. The peloton contested, a slightly shorter 14.9km opening lap, followed by six full laps of a 16.9-kilometre circuits, all featuring the Geulhemmerberg, Bemelerberg and Cauberg climbs, for a total of 116.3 kilometres.
- Canyon-SRAM Racing
- SD Worx
- Team DSM
- Trek-Segafredo Women
- Movistar Team
- Liv Racing
- Team BikeExchange
- FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
- Alé BTC Ljubljana
- Team Jumbo-Visma Women
- Parkhotel Valkenburg
- Lotto Soudal Ladies
- GT Krush Tunap
- Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport
- NXTG Racing
- Multum Accountants Ladies Cycling Team
- CAMS - Tifosi
- Bingoal Casino - Chevalmeire Cycling Team
- Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling
- Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank
- Valcar - Travel & Service
- A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
- Andy Schleck - CP NVST - Immo Losch
- Cogeas - Mettler Pro Cycling Team
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2021
Feature Vos ticking off the missing races on the win list to a losing game of cat and mouse for Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini
News 'To win you have to have a good team, strong legs, a lot of luck, and committed teammates' says defending champion
Feature Ardennes Classics opening round sees Spratt, Vollering and Deignan stepping into the spotlight
News Niewiadoma defends title against Van der Breggen, Van Vleuten while Alaphilippe, Van Aert, Roglic headline men's race
Top News on the Race
SD Worx to donate Amstel Gold Race prize money and auction S-Works Tarmac SL7 for TRADE projectWorld-class team to raise money for TRAuma and DEmentia project
How to watch Amstel Gold Race 2021 – live TV and streamingNiewiadoma defends title against Van der Breggen, Van Vleuten while Alaphilippe, Van Aert, Roglic headline men's race
Coryn Rivera: Making the Ardennes Classics count in bid for Tokyo Olympic GamesAmerican looks ahead to World Championships in fall and Paris Olympics in three years
Illness could sideline Anna van der Breggen from Amstel Gold RaceDouble World Champion negative for COVID-19, confirms SD Worx
Ellen van Dijk out of Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold Race after COVID-19 positiveTrek-Segafredo rider says she felt ill after Tour of Flanders
Amstel Gold Race to go ahead on closed circuit17km loop and no spectators for Dutch race
Thank you for signing up to Cycling News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
6 riders to watch at Amstel Gold Race Ladies EditionArdennes Classics opening round sees Spratt, Vollering and Deignan stepping into the spotlight
The Cyclingnews guide to the 2021 Women's WorldTourThe races that make up the top tier of women's cycling