Amstel Gold Race will take place for the 56th time

News Monday, March 14, 2022

Worldstream is a proud main sponsor of the 56th annual Amstel Gold Race. This year the race will take place on Sunday 10 April, starting in Maastricht. The organization has detailed which teams will participate in this years edition. In less than a month's time 18 teams will participate, alongside those that are invited through a wild card.

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The 56th Amstel Gold Race on Sunday 10 April. The following teams have received a wild card: Alpecin- Fenix, B&B Hotels P/B KTM, Bardiani CSF Faizana, Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB, Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise, Team Arkea – Samsic and TotalEnergies, alongside the 18 WorldTeams whom are automatically eligible for start.

As the winning team of 2021, Jumbo Visma will be assigned the first starting numbers. The Dutch spring classic is once again part of the UCI WorldTour. The 18 WorldTeams of the UCI WorldTour are automatically entitled to participate in the Amstel Gold Race. The participating teams in the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition have also been announced. Next to the 14 UCI Women's WorldTeams, 10 UCI Women's Continental Teams have been invited.

The following 18 WorldTeams from the UCI WorldTour are eligible to participate in the Amstel Gold Race:

  • AG2R Citroën Team (France)
  • Astana – Qazaqstan Team (Kazakhstan)
  • Bahrain Victorious (Bahrain)
  • Bora – Hansgrohe (Germany)
  • Cofidis (France)
  • EF Education – Easypost (United States)
  • Groupama – FDJ (France)
  • INEOS Grenadiers (Great Britain)
  • Intermaché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux (Belgium)
  • Israel – Premier Tech (Israël)
  • Jumbo – Visma (Netherlands)
  • Lotto Soudal (Belgium)
  • Movistar Team (Spain)
  • Quickstep Alpha Viyl Team (Belgium)
  • Team BikeExchange - Jayco(Australia)
  • Team DSM (Netherlands)
  • Trek – Segafredo (United States)
  •  UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates)    

The following teams are present with a wildcard entry:

  • Alpecin-Fenix (Belgium)
  • B&B Hotels P/B KTM (France)
  • Bardiani CSF Faizane (Italy)
  • Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB (Belgium)
  • Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise (Belgium)
  • Team Arkea – Samsic (France)
  • TotalEnergies (France)

Automatic entry is granted for the following 14 UCI Women’s WorldTeams:

  • Canyon // SRAM Racing (Germany)
  • EF Education  - Tibco – SVB (United States)
  • FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (France)
  • Human Powered Health (United States)
  • Liv Racing Xstra (Netherlands)
  • Movistar Team Women (Spain)
  • Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad (Switzerland)
  • Team BikeExchange – Jayco (Australia)
  • Team DSM (Netherlands)
  • Team Jumbo Visma (Netherlands)
  • Team SD Worx (Netherlands)
  • Trek – Segafredo (United States)
  • UAE Team ADQ (Switzerland)
  • UNO-X Pro Cycling Team (Norway) 

In addition another 10 UCI Women’s Continental Teams will start:

  • Andy Schleck -  CP NVST – Immo Losch (Luxembourg)
  • Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire Cycling Team (Belgium)
  • Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team (Germany)
  • GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling (Netherlands)
  • Le Col-Wahoo (Great-Britain)
  • NXTG by Experza (Netherlands)
  • Parkhotel Valkenburg (Netherlands)
  • Planet-Pura (Belgium)
  • Team COOP-Hitec products (Norway)
  • Valcar Travel & Service (Italy)

About Amstel Gold Race

The Amstel Gold Race is an annual one-day international classic cycling race held in the hills of Limburg, the Netherlands. Dutch beer brewer Amstel serves as the race's title sponsor since its creation in 1966. Jan Raas holds the record for winning five times on different editions. The race is famous for its twists and turns through little villages and features more than 30 short climbs which increase in difficulty as the race progresses. 

Since 1989 the event is part of the World Championships. And included in season-long competitions at the highest level of UCI, as part of the UCI Road World Cup (1989–2004), the UCI ProTour (2005–2010), UCI World Ranking (2009–2010) and since 2011 of the UCI World Tour. It is the only one-day World Tour race staged in the Netherlands and is considered the most important Dutch road cycling event.

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