The start of the Amstel Gold Race will take place this Sunday at the Markt, and this year, for the first time ever, there will be a women's section.
There will be approximately 50 teams competing in this year's race. The event kicks off at 08:15, with opportunities for all enthusiasts to get up close and personal with the participants, their super shiny machinery and let's not forget, the lycra. At 09:00 the top competitors will take the podium for a spot of showman- and womanship. At 10:20 three-time Dutch Olympian Leontien van Moorsel will blow the starter's whistle for the men's teams to hit the circuit, and shortly after at 10:40, the women's teams will make history in Maastricht.