The Amstel Gold Race will be without public on April 18

The Dutch authorities gave the green light for the race to be closed to fans and under the control of 350 traffic officers.

The classic cyclist Amstel Gold Race received the approval of the Dutch authorities to be held on April 18 without public, announced this Monday the organization of the test in a statement. The area where the race will be held will be closed to fans and 350 traffic officers will be in charge of making access controls, since residents will be able to enter the area.

"We have had conversations with the authorities and we have been able to draw up the plans in detail," said the test director, Leo van Vliet, in a statement calling for people not to go to the province of Limburg and see the television career

The participation of figures such as the winner of the 2019 edition, the Dutch Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix); the world champion in 2019, the Spanish Alejandro Valverde (Movistar); and the winner of the Tour of Spain in 2019 and 2020, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) .

Last year's edition of the Amstel Gold Race was postponed to October in the first place and then suspended due to the measures of the Government of the Netherlands to stop the contagion of covid-19, which included the prohibition of spectators in sports events.

The president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), David Lappartient, thanked the organization and the Dutch Executive "for their perseverance in finding a solution", and said that "it is very important that the races of the international cycling calendar take place". "This fantastic news confirms that our sport is capable of seeking solutions, thanks in part to the cooperation of all stakeholders," added Lappartient.

The circuit will have a route of seventeen kilometers and there will be seven laps in the women's event and thirteen laps in the men's. Likewise, the cyclist of the Amstel Gold Race remains for September 11, as planned, and the participation of about 15,000 people is expected.

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