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39th Amstel Gold Preview: Course and Climbs
 
By Staff
Date: 4/17/2004
39th Amstel Gold Preview: Course and Climbs
 

The Course


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The Climbs

This is another grueling race with 251.1 kilometers of racing over an unending series of climbs, 31 in all, with the Cauberg as the finishing climb. The climbs are:

1. Maasberg at 11.1 km, cobble
Height: 60 metres Length: 210 metres Slope: 8 percent

2. Adsteeg, at 22.3 km, asphalt
Height: 110 metres Length: 620 metres Slope: 4 percent

3. Laange Rarberg, at 29.9 km, asphalt
Height: 130 metres Length: 1070 metres Slope: 6 percent

4. Berseweg, at 45.7 km, cobbles
Height: 180 metres Length: 2000 metres Slope: 5 percent

5. Sibbergrubbe, at 57.8km, asphalt
Height: 145 metres Length: 1760 metres Slope: 5 percent

6. Cauberg, at 63.7 km, asphalt
Height: 130 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 8 percent

7. Wolfsberg, at 86.7 km, asphalt
Height: 185 metres

8. Lorberg, at 91.6 km, asphalt
Height: 218 metres Length: 1500 metres Slope: 6 percent

9. Schweibergerweg, at 99.8 km, asphalt
Height: 190 metres Length: 2400 metres Slope: 4 percent

10. Camerig, at 106 km
Height: 270 metres Length: 2280 metres Slope: 6 percent

11. Drielandenpunt, at 119.1 km, asphalt
Height: 320 metres Length: 2250 metres Slope: 5 percent

12. Gemmenich, at 119.1 km, asphalt
Height: 270 metres Length: 1400 metres Slope: 7 percent

13. Vilgenerbos, at 124.2 km, asphalt
Height: 275 metres Length: 2000 metres Slope: 5 percent

14. Eperheide, at 135.6 km, asphalt
Height: 210 metres Length: 1400 metres Slope: 5 percent

15. Gulperberg, at 142.7 km, asphalt
Height: 155 metres Length: 600 metres Slope: 10 percent

16. van Plettenbergweg, at 148.5 km, asphalt
Height: 130 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 4 percent

17. Grachtstraat and Eyserweg, at 150.6 km, asphalt
Height: 200 metres Length: 2100 metres Slope: 5 percent

18. St. Remigiusstraat - Huls, 155.2 km, asphalt
Height: 200 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 8 percent

19. Vrakelberg - Kruishoeveweg, at 159.5 km, asphalt, gravel
Height: 170 metres Length: 300 metres Slope: 6 percent

20. Sibbergrubbe, 168.3 km, asphalt
Height: 145 metres Length: 1760 metres Slope: 5 percent

21. Cauberg - Vilterweg, at 173.4 km, asphalt
Height: 130 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 8 percent

22. Geulhemmerberg, at 176.7 km, asphalt
Height: 120 metres Length: 800 metres Slope: 7 percent

23. Bemelerberg-Gasthuis, at 195.6 km, asphalt
Height: 120 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 7 percent

24. Wolfsberg, at 212.2 km, asphalt
Height: 185 metres

25. Loorberg, at 217.1 km, asphalt
Height: 218 metres Length: 1500 metres Slope: 6 percent

26. Gulperbergweg, at 223 km, asphalt
Height: 155 metres Length: 600 metres Slope: 10 percent

27. Kruisberg, at 228.6 km, poor asphalt
Height: 160 metres Length: 700 metres Slope: 8 percent

28. Eyserbosweg, at 230.6 km, poor asphalt
Height: 180 metres Length: 900 metres Slope: 11,5 percent

29. Fromberg - Afvaartweg, at 234.4 km, asphalt
Height: 165 metres Length: 1600 metres Slope: 5 percent

30. Keutenberg, at 239.1 km, asphalt
Height: 160 metres Length: 1200 metres Slope: 8 percent

31. Cauberg, at 251.1 km, asphalt - Finish
Height: 130 metres Length: 1000 metres Slope: 8 percent


The Drielandenpunt, climb #11. Courtesy Amstel Gold.

 
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