Gilbert Loves Amstel! Philippe Gilbert (Omega-Pharma Lotto) won a captivating Amstel Gold Race with a supreme kick for the line at the top of the Cauberg. The Belgian won ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Simon Gerrans (Team Sky). Gilbert, who came into the race as the defending champion and number one favourite, rode a [...]
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Amstel Gold Race Preview The Amstel Gold Race marks the start of the Ardennes Classics trilogy with the twisting country lanes of the southern Limburg region of the Netherlands, replacing the cobbled climbs of Flanders and the sectors of pave of Paris-Roubaix. The Ardennes week attracts a different set of riders, with the climbers replacing [...]
From CyclingNews.com 2011 Tour of Flanders: Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-SunGard) pulled off a perfectly executed win at the Tour of Flanders, finally proving to his Belgian supporters that his second here in 2008 was no fluke. The Belgian got away with Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) in the final five kilometres, [...]
Sebastian Langeveld of Rabobank edged out last year’s winner Juan Antonio Flecha in a close sprint to win Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.