(Lange) Keutenberg

Valkenburg, The Netherlands

The (Lange) Keutenberg is a col with a length of 1.6 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands. The average grade of this col is 5.2% with a maximum of 15.1%. The (Lange) Keutenberg ascents from 76 meter at the start, to 160 meter at the top, with a total of 84 ascending meters.

Profile

(Lange) Keutenberg Profile

Facts

Distance 1.6 km
Elevation gain 84 m
Average grade 5.2 %
Maximum grade 15.1 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 76 m
Maximum elevation 160 m

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Description

De Keutenberg is notorious. In the past the setting of less beautiful circumstances but luckily the organizers of the Amstel Gold Race gave it a boost. After the climb in 1990 degenerated into a gigantic jamming of riders raking up on foot, stranded trailers and supporters who enthusiastically took over the narrow road, the Keutenberg was taken out of the race. It was not until seven years later that he returned to the Amstel Gold Race course. Public was no longer allowed, while only the neutral car and the jury were allowed to go up with the riders.

Amstel Gold Race (40x): 1972-’90, 1997-2020