By Alex Ballinger published
The 2021 edition of Amstel Gold Race is here - this is how you can watch the men’s and women’s editions of the Dutch Classic.
Amstel Gold Race has grown in prestige since its first edition in 1966 and is now one of the highlights of the spring Classics calendar.
The race, which takes place in the Netherlands, traditionally marks the turning point in the Classics season as the cobbled specialists make way for the climbers and Grand Tour contenders.
This year’s race may be missing former winner Mathieu van der Poel, but the start list is still stacked with talent, including Tom Pidcock, Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r-Citroen).
In the women’s race, we can expect a battle for the title with Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx), Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) all expected to ride.
Here’s how you can watch the 2021 Amstel Gold Race where you are:
How to watch Amstel Gold Race 2021 in the UK
Coverage of the women’s race is up first from 10.05am on GCN+ and the Eurosport Player, running until 11.05am, followed by the men’s race from 1pm to 4.30pm.
To gain access to Eurosport coverage you can subscribe to the Eurosport Player app for £39.99 a year or £6.99 per month.
Access to the GCN+ costs £39.99 a year.
Not in the UK for Amstel Gold Race 2021? No worries – just download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.
How to live stream Amstel Gold Race 2021 when you’re not in your country
If you’re heading abroad during the racing –whether that be inside the UK or anywhere else – you may find access to your favourite home broadcaster is restricted by location. Luckily there is a way you can keep watching anyway – downloading and installing a VPN, which allows you to trick your computer into thinking it’s back at home. This allows you to find your native broadcaster coverage without having to resort to an illegal steam, as long as you stick to the terms and conditions set out by the broadcaster.
Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location.
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Watch the Amstel Gold Race 2021 in the US, Canada and Australia
In the USA, Canada and Australia, fans can watch Amstel Gold Race on FloBikes, with coverage of the women’s race starting from 5.05am EDT and running to 6.05am.
Then the men’s race follows from 8am to 11.50am.
Alex is the digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter and now as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output.
Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) and joining CW in 2018, Alex has covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.
Away from journalism, Alex is a national level time triallist, avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.