Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss? Extraordinary […]
Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?
Extraordinary finish at the Amstel Gold Race
It looked like it was up to Alaphilippe and Fuglsang to battle it out for the win. With a 40-second advantage and 3 km to go, seemingly nothing could stop them. That was, however, before Mathieu van der Poel led a large group right to their wheels and launched a sprint neither of those two could answer.
“We made a huge mistake or the tactic was wrong to risk it because it was basically a safe win or second place,” Fuglsang admitted after being able to hold on to the third place. Alaphilippe slipped down to fourth.
“It’s difficult to explain actually, I thought the riders in front were gone,” van der Poel said. “They had a one-minute lead in the last lap. I don’t think anyone really believed we could win from our group and it’s just the last straight that I see the guys in front ahead of us.”
Amstel Gold Race 2019 results (265.7km)
1 Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) – 4:35:11
2. Simon Clarke (EF Education First)
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)
4 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)
5 Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe)
6 Bjorg Lambrecht (Lotto-Soudal)
7 Alessandro De Marchi (CCC)
8 Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)
9 Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale)
10 Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)
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