Each year, on the Wednesday after the Tour de France, a road cycling criterion for professional cyclists and amateurs is held in Chaam, a village in North Brabant. The Acht van Chaam (Eight of Chaam) is the oldest cycling contest for professional cyclers in the Netherlands. The track, in the shape of an eight, is almost three miles long. Six classifications are represented: juniors women/newcomers girls (ages 15-18); newcomers men (ages 15 and 16); juniors men (ages 17 and 18); elite men/promises (from age 19); elite women/promises (from age 19) and professional cyclists. The distances range from 25 to 62 miles, depending on the ranking. Great cycling celebrities come to the Eight of Chaam. Artistic performances and a fair belong to the Eight of Chaam. The whole event attracts some 20,000 visitors a year. Prior to the cycling races the Night of Chaam takes place. It is a big street party in the Dorpsstraat, the main road of Chaam.