Amstel Curaçao Race

The Amstel Curaçao Race was a road bicycle race held on Curaçao, an island off the Venezuelan coast. The last race was held in 2014.[1] The race was generally about 80 kilometres long and was held at the end of the cycling season. Since it is not as competitive as many other races (it is not included in the UCI World Tour), the Amstel Curaçao Race is considered to be an 'after-party' to the cycling season. Despite its comparative unimportance, the race has been won by several notable cyclists, including classics specialist Tom Boonen and Grand Tour winners Andy Schleck, Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador. The race is sponsored by the Netherlands brewery Amstel, who also sponsor the more eminent Amstel Gold Race, a one day classic held in the Netherlands. Contador and Terpstra currently stand as the most prolific winners of the race with two wins each.

Amstel Curaçao Race
Race details
DateNovember
RegionCuraçao
TypeOne-day race
Web sitewww.amstelcuracaorace.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First winner Michael Boogerd (NED)
Most wins Alberto Contador (ESP)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) (2 times each)
Most recent Niki Terpstra (NED)
 Ellen van Dijk (NED)

List of winnersEdit

Year ♂/♀ First Second Third
2002   Michael Boogerd   Paolo Bettini   Stefan Van Dijk
2003   Peter Van Petegem   Alejandro Valverde   Michael Boogerd
2004   Óscar Freire   Max van Heeswijk   Davide Rebellin
2005   Tom Boonen   Paolo Savoldelli   Pieter Weening
2006   Alejandro Valverde   Fränk Schleck   Erik Dekker
2007   Alberto Contador   Thomas Dekker   Fränk Schleck
2008   Andy Schleck   Stijn Devolder   Theo Bos
2009   Alberto Contador   Thor Hushovd   Koos Moerenhout
2010   Fränk Schleck   Alessandro Petacchi   Niki Terpstra
2011   Marcel Kittel   Andy Schleck   Johnny Hoogerland
2012   Niki Terpstra   Marc de Maar   Thomas De Gendt
  Marianne Vos   Ellen van Dijk   Annemiek van Vleuten
2013   Johnny Hoogerland   Jan Bakelants   Marc de Maar
  Ellen van Dijk   Lisa Groothuesheidkamp   Ines klok
2014   Niki Terpstra   Tim Wellens   Sebastian Langeveld

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amstel Curaçao Race kent dit jaar laatste editie". Wieler Flits (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 April 2021.

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