Amstel Gold Race 2017 Preview
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Please refresh the page and retry. The year-old former world champion, who also won the Tour of Flanders earlier this month, produced a strong final push to catch former winner Michal Kwiatkowski, who launched the sprint with about metres left. An early break from a group of a dozen riders highlighted the first hours of the race on the rolling hills of Limburg province but the final battle shaped up with 40 kilometres to go when Tiesj Benoot attacked on the Kruisberg climb, with Gilbert in his wake. Benoot's efforts were hampered by a mechanical problem and the young Belgian rider was dropped from the leading group. After former winners Roman Kreuziger and Enrico Gasparotto saw their hopes of victory vanish in a crash, Kwiatkowski managed to join the leaders on the punishing Keutenberg climb with an impressive burst that left Greg van Avermaet and Alejandro Valverde behind.
Philippe Gilbert Quick-Step Floors continued his remarkable run this spring, adding a fourth Amstel Gold Race title to his palmares on Sunday in a particularly exciting edition of the Ardennes Classics opener, which seemed to benefit from the much-discussed removal of the Cauberg as the final climb of the day. The race had faced criticism for becoming predictable — a mere waiting game until the Cauberg finale — but Gilbert, who won the Tour of Flanders two weeks ago, was part of a decisive selection that formed on the Kruisberg some 40 kilometres out. Kwiatkowski forced his rival onto the front before delivering a stinging acceleration, but in the slight headwind in Valkeburg it proved too far out, and Gilbert slowly but surely got himself back on terms and came round to celebrate his fourth victory of the spring. Gilbert bounced back, as he has done over the course of this season at QuickStep, where he seems a man reborn. Indeed, this is just his second Ardennes victory since that glittering treble in , and he seems to have rediscovered that magic touch of old. We went from the Kruisberg, it was a long long move again.
Gilbert had been kept out of the team, with all backing given to Tom Boonen in his attempt to take a record fifth title. I think all of us deserved the win today because we really worked together. We did really nice work in the last 40 kilometres. The others remained close, but Gilbert kicked hard before the top and snapped the elastic, leaving it two out front with just under six kilometres left. I was also on the limit, but I knew if I could dig a little deeper it could work. Kwiatkowski forced Gilbert to lead into the final kilometre and then caught him by surprised when he opened the sprint early.
The Amstel Gold Race was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 16 April. It was the 52nd edition of the Amstel Gold Race and the sixteenth event .
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Sunday, 16 April - The route of edition 52 of the Amstel Gold Race travels on familiar roads to a new finale. Unlike in recent years, Cauberg is no longer the lasts climb but Bemelerberg. The short ascent is crested with 7. The Amstel Gold Race totals kilometres. The route takes in a numbers of loops through the hilly Limburg region in the south of the Netherlands, which also is nothing new. Crashes are common and favourites face a constant battle to be up front in the peloton. Newcomers are Mescherberg and Kalleberg, while the famous Cauberg is featured three times in stead of four.
Amstel Gold Race preview: the date, time, route, odds and TV schedule
Approximately one and a half year ago, we started thinking about the ideal name for an Aero-Allround road bike wheel., The Amstel Gold race is a brutal test of endurance. Despite being km long, the road is never flat, the peloton are constantly climbing or descending.