Sibbergrubbe

Valkenburg, The Netherlands

The Sibbergrubbe is a col with a length of 1.7 kilometer. It is located in Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands. The average grade of this col is 3.9% with a maximum of 6.3%. The Sibbergrubbe ascents from 88 meter at the start, to 155 meter at the top, with a total of 67 ascending meters.

Profile

Sibbergrubbe Profile

Facts

Distance 1.7 km
Elevation gain 67 m
Average grade 3.9 %
Maximum grade 6.3 %
Climb category None
Minimum elevation 88 m
Maximum elevation 155 m

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Description

The Sibbergrubbe is a classic climb of the Amstel Gold Race. The first part is not very hard but when you reach Sibbe the slope is getting harder, when you are between the houses it's almost done but still 3 to 4% so not really easy.

This was the climb where Eddy Merckx launched his attack for his first victory in 1973. At the bottom of the Sibbergrubbe, former professional cyclist Marc Lotz has lived for 20 years. He knows the Limburg climb better than anyone. The Sibbergrubbe is also known from the Amstel Gold Race.

- Amstel Gold Race 1972-1979, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2012-2019