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Amstel Gold Race Stats

Historical stats

– The first edition took place in 1966 and was won  by the French rider Jean Stablinski

– Jan Raas has the most triumphs, 5, between 1977 and 1982

– Together with Michael Boogerd, Jan Raas shares the record for the most podiums, 7

– The nations standings is led by the Netherlands, who nabbed 17 victories so far

– Bernard Hinault is the last rainbow jersey wearer to win Amstel Gold Race, in 1981

– Since Bjarne Riis, in 1997, no other Tour de France champion has finished first in the Dutch Classic

– Only cyclists from outside of Europe to take the victory are Phil Anderson (Australia) and Alexandr Vinokourov (Kazahstan)

– Largest winning margin was recorded in 1976, when Freddy Maertens finished 4 minutes and 29 seconds ahead of Jan Raas

– The inaugural edition was the longest one – 302 kilometers; 1976, 1977 and 1978 are the years in which the shortest edition was recorded, just 230 kilometers

– Davide Rebellin has the most starts: 17 (including the one in 2015)

– Gerrie Knetemann is the youngest ever winner (23 days and 44 days in 1974), while Joop Zoetemelk is the oldest (40 years and 153 days in 1987)

– Same Gerrie Knetemann holds the record for the biggest time span between the first and the last win: 11 years (1974-1985)

– Last cyclist to win here after taking the victory in a cobbled Monuments was Jan Raas (1982)

– Maarten den Bakker is the rider with the most races completed, 15

– Cauberg – the iconic climb of Amstel Gold Race – is 900 meters long and has a 7% average gradient

– Since 2013, the finish – which comes 1800 after the Cauberg, at Berg en Terblijt – mirrors the one of the 2012 World Championships

Race stats

– 25 teams (17 World Tour and 8 Pro Continental) will take part in the 50th edition (258 kilometers) of the race

– Five of these teams haven’t scored a win this season: Bardiani, Cult Energy, LottoNL-Jumbo, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Roompot

– There are seven former winners at the start: Damiano Cunego, Enrico Gasparotto, Philippe Gilbert, Roman Kreuziger, Davide Rebellin, Frank Schleck and Stefan Schumacher

– The cyclists who will ride the 2015 edition have won a combined total of 15 Monuments, 6 world titles (RR+ITT), 5 Grand Tours and more than 90 Grand Tour stages

– Italy is the country with the most riders in the race – 34 – followed by Belgium (30) and the Netherlands (28)

– Matej Mohoric (20 years) is the young cyclist who will line-up in Maastricht, while Davide Rebellin is the oldest one (43 years)

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  1. mihaicc on said:

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