The Amstel Gold Race is a Dutch one-day cycling classic held annually in spring in the Limburg hills since 1966 in men's and women's professional cycling. The Amstel Gold Race was founded by cycling team leaders Ton Vissers and Herman Krott.
The name comes from the main sponsor, the Amstel beer brand, which also released the Amstel Gold type at the time. The Dutchman Jan Raas won the competition five times, a record. In those years people spoke of the Amstel Gold Raas. In later years, with Philippe Gilbert's four victories, there was talk of Mister Cauberg and the Amstel Gilbert Race. The Amstel Gold Race is a cycling classic that has been part of the UCI Road World Cup since 1989, and has belonged to the UCI ProTour since its inception in 2005, and the UCI World Calendar's inception in 2009 and UCI World Tour since its inception in 2011.