Tour ride Amstel Gold Race for amateurs rescheduled to Saturday 11 September 2021
Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition elite races will still take place on 18 April 2021
The organization of the Amstel Gold Race has decided to reschedule the Tour Ride of the Amstel Gold Race, with 15.000 participants, to Saturday 11 September 2021. The elite races of the Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition are still scheduled for Sunday 18 April 2021.
Every year, the Amstel Gold Race organises a cycling weekend for both amateurs on Saturday and professionals on Sunday. „Unfortunately, two months before the Amstel Gold Race 2021, we have to conclude again that a cycling tour ride with 15,000 participants (amateurs) is not feasible in April due to the current COVID-19 circumstances. This is extremely unfortunate, of course we prefer to organise the tour ride simultaneously with the professional race. Safety always comes first, which is why we have decided to postpone the tour ride until Saturday, 11 September. The start of the worldwide vaccination programme gives us hope that we will be able to organise the tour ride safely later this year“, says Leo van Vliet, Race Director Amstel Gold Race.
Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition
Preparations for the Amstel Gold Race and Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition on Sunday 18 April are still in full swing. „We are working closely with local governments and safety authorities to organise the elite races in a safe way. The plans are ready and as an organisation we can adjust quickly if necessary. In contrary to the amateur tour ride, the professional races are easier to regulate, especially since cycling teams have been living strictly by the UCI’s COVID-19 protocols for months. We believe that top-class sporting events such as the Amstel Gold Race, with its WorldTour status, can be organised safely under strict conditions. Last year this was proven several times, especially in Belgium“, said Van Vliet.
Participants who were already registered for the tour version in April will keep their tickets for the edition on 11 September. They will be informed about this.
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