Four countries in the Americas: Cuba, the United States, Colombia and Canada, will have at least one cyclist this Sunday, April 16, in the very strong Dutch classic, the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition, whose ninth edition in the women’s category promises a strong fight for the throne.

The Spanish club Movistar Team announced this Friday morning its line-up to face the race, a roster that will be led by the world champion, Annemiek Van Vleuten, who will be accompanied by the Cuban Arlenis Sierra and the Colombian Paula Patiño.

The prestigious women’s team will present a powerful formation completed by the German champion Liane Lippert, third in the Brabanzona Arrow, the Dutch Floortje Mackaij and the Serbian Jelena Eric.

In the case of the United States, Coryn Labecki leads the strong Team-Jumbo-Visma team; the well-known Kristen Faulkner will wear the Team Jayco AlUla uniform; while Verónica Ewers and Krista Doebel-Hickok will do so for EF Education-TIBCO-SVB, a club where Canadian Magdeleine Vallieres is a member.

The list of American cyclists Kaia Schmid and Makayla Macpherson for the Human Powered Health team closes; as well as the Canadian Olivia Baril with the UAE Team ADQ set.

In last year’s edition, the Italian Marta Cavalli was the winner, followed by the Belgian Demi Vollering and the German Liane Lippert.

For this year the route between Maastricht and Valkenburg consists of 155.8 kilometers with an extra lap -there will be a total of four- to a circuit that will have Valkenburg as its key, with the climbs to Geulhemmerberg, Bemelerberg and, above all, the Cauberg, two kilometers from the finish line of Berg en Terblijt.