Amstel Gold Race offers equal pay to men and women for first time

The winners of the race will each claim €16,000 if they cross the line first in Valkenburg

Marianne Vos
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The winner of the women's Amstel Gold Race will claim the same prize money as the winner of the men's edition from this year.

On Sunday, both the men's and women's pelotons will compete for a total prize pot of €40,000, meaning the two will be equal on pay for the first time, with the victors claiming €16,000 each.

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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.