Eyserlinde Van Plettenberg

Gulpen, The Netherlands

The Eyserlinde Van Plettenberg is a col with a length of 952 meter. It is located in Gulpen, Limburg, The Netherlands. The average grade of this col is 3.8% with a maximum of 6%. The Eyserlinde Van Plettenberg ascents from 97 meter at the start, to 133 meter at the top, with a total of 35 ascending meters.

Profile

Eyserlinde Van Plettenberg Profile

Facts

Distance 952 m
Elevation gain 35 m
Average grade 3.8 %
Maximum grade 6 %
Climb category None
Minimum elevation 97 m
Maximum elevation 133 m

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Description

During the Amstel Gold Race of 1991 in the descent to Eys, the local authorities did broken up the Wittemeweg for recovery just 2 days before the race. The local authorities have assured Herman Krott (the race director) that they have flattened the road so the riders can ride over it. Unfortunately, they let the traffic pass for two days, causing stones, cinders and sand to come loose. The majority of the peloton is suddenly confronted with the bad road. At least thirty riders, maybe forty, get a flat tire. 'Race forgery', says Maassen afterwards. Later Krott would say over the stretch of unpaved road at Eys 'We had no alternative. The only way to reach the Eyserbosweg was via that gravel path'.

On this climb, Valverde felt during the Tour de France of 2006. He had to abandon the Tour with a fractured right collarbone.

- Amstel Gold Race 2012-2019
- Eneco Tour 2015 - Stage 5
- ZLM Tour 2019 - Stage 3