Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Amstel Gold

43rd Amstel Gold Race - PT
Netherlands, April 20, 2008

Another good race. Took a little longer to get really exciting but sure wasn't short of action. Watching this morning with the group over at Podium Cafe is truly becoming a great way to start Sunday mornings. I only wish I cold join in on the races during the week. Funny how work interferes with so much.

I had hoped that Frank Schleck could've pulled it at the end but he was just short. Michael Barry looked great up front before his job was done. Now there is a man who is a great rider and an amazing writer on his experiences. I hope in years to come that his writing continues even after racing. Slipstream was looking pretty good in the earlier part of the race but then fell back. Maggy and Kilian seemed to be smiling at the feed area before they went out.

PEZ, by Jered: Amstel'08: Out With The Cobbles, Into The Hills
Slipstream: Huub's Hopes for Amstel
Slipstream: Hometown hero Martijn talks about Amstel Gold

1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre 6.35.29 (39.051 km/h)
Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0.02
Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC 0.27
71 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC 5.25
Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
75 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
87 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
Michael Barry (Can) Team High Road
Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
DNF Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
DNF Huub Duyn (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30

DNF Kilian Patour (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30

Slipstream: Amstel Gold results
Jason Donald: Amstel Gold: Legs of Lead
VN: Cunego wins Amstel Gold Race
PEZ: Amstel'08: No Questions - Cunego Supreme
CW: Cunego wins Amstel Gold Race
DP: 43rd Amstel Gold

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