Bemelen, The Netherlands
The Bemelerberg is a col with a length of 924 meter. It is located in Bemelen, Limburg, The Netherlands. The average grade of this col is 4.6% with a maximum of 6.8%. The Bemelerberg ascents from 78 meter at the start, to 122 meter at the top, with a total of 44 ascending meters.
|Elevation gain||44 m|
|Average grade||4.6 %|
|Maximum grade||6.8 %|
|Minimum elevation||78 m|
|Maximum elevation||122 m|
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The Bemelerberg is a steady climb with a faint S-bend. It is a fast climb with parts of 5-6%, but not more and it is shrouded in forests. The Bergrust Hotel is halfway and as the "top" gets closer, the slope becomes less wide and you enter open farmland. The Cauberg is certainly tougher, but this climb can be just as decisive in races, as it is easier to jump and stay away on this climb.
In 2017 the route of the Amstel Gold Race underwent a further alteration and the Bemelerberg is now the final ascent, a little over 7km from the finish in Berg en Terblijt, just outside Valkenburg.
In the Amstel Gold Race of 2017 just after the final climb of the Bemelerberg Philippe Gilbert accelerates and only Kwiatkowski follows. In the last kilometer, the Pole tries to surprise his fellow attacker, but he doesn't allow himself to be fooled and wins the Amstel Gold Race for the fourth time.
- UCI Road World Championships 1979
- UCI Road World Championships 2012
- Amstel Gold Race 1968, 1997, 2003-2019, 2021
- Eneco Tour 2012 - Stage 3
- Volta Limburg Classic 2018-2019
- ZLM Tour 2019 - Stage 3