Preview. On the 16th of April the female peloton will take on Amstel Gold Race Ladies, the first of the three Ardennes classics which will see the world's best climbers and puncheurs fight for one of the most prestigious classics.
The 155-kilometer long race sees the roads of Valkenburg on display. It's the hilliest area of the Netherlands and it's quite apparent why it's one of the Ardennes classics. The race will have tough climbs early on, but should be decided in the final four-lap circuit. This includes the Geulhemmerberg (800 meters, 6.4%), Bemelerberg (700 meters, 5.3%) and the Cauberg (600 meters, 9.2%), before the finale in Berg en Terblijt.
Profile & Route Amstel Gold Race Ladies 2023
Final startlist Amstel Gold Race Ladies with Kopecky, van Vleuten, Vollering, Wiebes, Balsamo, Ludwig, Jackson and Longo Borghini
Prediction Amstel Gold Race Ladies 2023:
*** Lotte Kopecky, Demi Vollering
** Annemiek van Vleuten, Elisa Longo Borghini, Silvia Persico
* Liane Lippert, Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Shirin van Anrooij, Marianne Vos, Grace Brown, Lorena Wiebes, Elisa Balsamo
Pick: Demi Vollering