The Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition will feature 23 women’s teams

Chantal Blaak winning the 2018 edition
Photo: Gerhard Plomitzer

The Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition will be held on April 19th this year. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the women will cover the same 127 km course as previous editions.

“Women’s cycling is becoming more and more professional and at the Amstel Gold Race we are contributing to this by providing a world-class venue and facilities. The women’s race is partly run on the same beautiful course as the men and I have also worked hard to achieve smooth organisation, realistic prizes and starting money, not to mention broad media attention”, says race director Leontien van Moorsel.

This year, 23 teams will line up at the start. This is five more than in 2019. Fifteen teams have an automatic start for this Women’s WorldTour competition.

Alé BTC Ljubljana (Italy)
Canyon / SRAM Racing (Germany)
CCC – LIV (Poland)
FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope (France)
Movistar Team Women (Spain)
Mitchelton Scott (Australia)
Team Sunweb (Germany)
Trek – Segafredo (United States)
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (The Netherlands)
Parkhotel Valkenburg (The Netherlands)
Ceratizit – WNT Pro Cycling Team (Germany)
Valcar – Travel & Service (Italy)
Bigla – Katusha (Switzerlnd)
Lotto Soudal Ladies (Belgium)
Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team (Russia)

In addition, race director Leontien van Moorsel has allocated eight wildcards for the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition. The teams below will compete for the win through the wildcard.

Multum Accountants – LSK Ladies Cycling Team (Belgium)
Biehler Krush Pro Cycling (The Netherlands)
Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport UCI Women Cycling (Belgium)
NXTG Racing (The Netherlands)
Hitec Products – Birk Sport (Norway)
Astana Women’s Team (Kazakstan)
CAMS – Tifosi (Great Britain)
Chevalmeire Cycling Team (Belgium)

Starting money for women’s teams higher in this year’s Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition.
Due to regulatory changes from the UCI, the Amstel Gold Race will pay 10,000 euros more in starting money to the various teams this year. This is in addition to the prize money that the Amstel Gold Race pays out to the winners, which is already higher than the UCI prescribes. With this gesture, the Amstel Gold Race continues to make an extra contribution to the development of women’s cycling.

The Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition will again be broadcast live this year by NOS on NPO 1.
The ladies race starts at 10:50 from the Vrijthof in Maastricht. The 127 km course takes in a number of iconic Dutch hills including the Eyserbosweg and the Keutenberg. In the final stages of the race they will ride four local laps, which include climbs of the Cauberg, Geulhemmerberg and Bemelerberg.