Tourversion Amstel Gold Race 2020 rescheduled to 2021
VALKENBURG, 19 August 2020 – The organisation of the Amstel Gold Race has decided to reschedule the Tourversion Amstel Gold Race, in which 15.000 participants start every year, to 17 April 2021. The elite edition of the Amstel Gold Race and the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition will be held on Saturday 10 October 2020 without spectators and the usual finish area. The organization asks everyone to watch the race from home and not to travel to Limburg.
A little less than two months beforethe Tourversion of the Amstel Gold Race we have to conclude that a cycling tour with 15.000 participants is not feasible. An additional reason to move the Tourversion to 2021 is that we want to fully focus on a safely organised Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition on Saturday 10 October 2020. This will be an edition without spectators. Normally many participants of the Tourversion are staying in Zuid-Limburg for the entire weekend to watch the elite races as well. By postponing the tourversion, this will not be the case this year. Together with local governments we are working on measurements to keep the start- and finish location and the climbs free of spectators. We are working together with the NOS (the Dutch television broadcasting organisation) to extend the live coverage of the Amstel Gold Race on television, so people can enjoy the full race at home“, says Leo van Vliet, course director of the Amstel Gold Race.
The organisation is working closely with local governments and safety authorities. Van Vliet: „All parties are committed to continue organising the Amstel Gold Race. We closely follow all developments and learn from the international cycling races that are currently taking place in Europe.“
Tourversion for 15.000 cycling enthousiasts
The registered participants of the Amstel Gold Race Tourversion will receive a message from the organization. Participants will be given the possibility to transfer their ticket to 2021 or get a refund of the entry fee. The Tourversion 2021 is scheduled on Saturday 17 April.
The NOS will broadcast a extra-long live coverage of The Amstel Gold Race and The Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition on Saturday 10 October 2020 starting 12:10.