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Gilbert Takes Amstel and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Martin Mrazek

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?

Gilbert beats Kwiatkowski

The Belgian took a fourth career victory at the Amstel Gold Race and continues to prove his great 2017 form. He beat Kwiatkovski in a two-up sprint for the finish line and is now just one race win behind the record holder Jan Raas for the most wins at Amstel.

Daniel Oss feat. Distillers

One does need to relax after such a Paris-Roubaix performance!

Specialized takes the blame

The American company has taken full responsibility for Niki Terpstra’s crash that put him out of Paris-Roubaix. Mark Cote, Specialized’s leader of global marketing, said the failure was caused by miscommunication, which led to Terpstra using a pre-production version of a steer cartridge.

“We made a pre-production model back in January for him to try out in a few test rides. After that we went back to Morgan Hill and engineered another improved model and brought five new rigid cartridges back to Europe. The problem was that there was a miscommunication on Specialized’s marketing team and the original pre-production sample never got taken away from Quick-Step, and the engineered samples never got put on any of the bikes. That meant Niki raced with the original pre-production model that never went through full safety testing, and that’s the part that failed. We’re gutted about this. But we’re so glad that Niki is OK.”

The Boonen Fashion

We love you, Tommeke. But what the hell are you wearing?!

Karma for Terpstra?

Maybe he should not have run over Sagan’s glasses.