Amstel Gold Race

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    The Amstel Gold Race is held (mostly) in the southern part of the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. Since 1989 it has been among the races included in season long rankings tables, as part of the UCI Road World Cup (1989–2004), the UCI ProTour (2005–2008) and the current UCI World Ranking.

    The race is the Netherland's largest professional race but is frequently criticised for the danger of its course. The Netherlands is a densely populated country and the race runs through many suburbs and villages. With pressure on land being so great, many Dutch houses do not have garages and cars are left parked in the street. There are also many traffic-calming obstacles such as pinches, chicanes and speed humps, and further obstacles such as roundabouts and traffic islands.

    The course is tough and selective, mainly because of the 31 hills that have to be climbed, some with angles as steep as 20% (Keutenberg).

    Recent Past Winners
    1990 Adri van der Poel (NED) Weinmann-SMM Uster-Merckx
    1991 Frans Maassen (NED) Buckler
    1992 Olaf Ludwig (GER) Panasonic-Sportlife
    1993 Rolf Järmann (SUI) Ariostea
    1994 Johan Museeuw (BEL) GB-MG Maglificio-Bianchi
    1995 Mauro Gianetti (SUI) Polti-Vaporetto
    1996 Stefano Zanini (ITA) Gewiss-Playbus
    1997 Bjarne Riis (DEN) Team Telekom
    1998 Rolf Järmann (SUI) Casino-AG2R Prévoyance
    1999 Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank
    2000 Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom
    2001 Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
    2002 Michele Bartoli (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
    2003 Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) Team Telekom
    2004 Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner
    2005 Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas-Bianchi
    2006 Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC
    2007 Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
    2008 Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre
    2009 Serguei Ivanov (RUS) Team Katusha

    2010 Amstel Gold Race Route

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    2010 Amstel Gold Race News

    14 riders to miss Amstel Gold Race: The volcanic eruption in Iceland and the resulting ash cloud has affected the team rosters for the Amstel Gold Race. Eight of the 25 participating teams will not go into full force into the race.
    Link: 14 riders to miss Amstel Gold Race | Bike World News

    Dashed by ash: Top cyclists will miss today's Amstel Gold race in the Netherlands because of the volcanic ash cloud disrupting flights across Europe. Alejandro Valverde, Carlos Sastre and Bradley Wiggins are unable to race because their flights have been cancelled.
    Link: Dashed by ash

    Volcano forces cyclists to miss Dutch race: Alejandro Valverde, Carlos Sastre and Bradley Wiggins are unable to race because their flights to the Netherlands have been canceled.
    Link: The Associated Press: Volcano forces cyclists to miss Dutch race

    Deignan aiming for solid performances in Ardennes Classics: Irish pro Philip Deignan will begin the first of the Ardennes Classics tomorrow knowing that he has a chance to show the Cervélo Test Team that he is coming into good shape. The Letterkenny rider had a difficult start to the year due to illness and injury, but tenth and twelfth on stages of the recent Circuit de la Sarthe was a good sign.
    Link: Deignan Aiming For Solid Performances In Ardennes Classics | Cyclingnews.com

    Wiggins hit by travel chaos: Bradley Wiggins has been ruled of Team Sky's squad for Sunday's Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands after being stranded in Spain.
    Link: Sky Sports | Cycling | News | Wiggins hit by travel chaos

    Carlström primed to support Gerrans at Amstel: Kjell Carlström will head to Amstel Gold Race as one of Sky's road captains and while the Finnish national Champion has endured a tough start to his season, he is confident he can help Simon Gerrans to a good result on Sunday.
    Link: Carlström Primed To Support Gerrans At Amstel, Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Volcano blows big hole in final start list for Amstel Gold: European travel restrictions that will see eight teams start without their full compliment of riders 178 of the originally 192 riders are expected to sign-on in Maastricht on Sunday morning.
    Link: Volcano Blows Big Hole In Final Start List For Amstel Gold | Cyclingnews.com

    Valverde, Sanchez miss Amstel Gold due to Volcano Eyjafjallajökull: Alejandro Valverde and Luis Leon Sanchez will not take part in Amstel Gold Race, with the Spanish pair unable to travel to the Netherlands due to the extensive closure of European airspace. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has given Caisse d'Epargne special permission to start Sunday's race with just three riders.
    Link: Valverde, Sanchez Miss Amstel Gold Due To Volcano Eyjafjallajökull | Cyclingnews.com

    Ash forces Wiggins out: Bradley Wiggins has been forced to miss this weekend's Amstel Gold cycling race due to the volcanic ash cloud which has shut down air travel in Britain.
    Link: The Press Association: Ash forces Wiggins out

    Sastre out of Amstel due to Volcano Eyjafjallajökull: Carlos Sastre's light early-season race programme has been further reduced after the Spaniard confirmed that he will miss Amstel Gold Race as a result of the effects of Volcano Eyjafjallajökull on European air travel. Sastre's Cervélo teammate Volodimir Gustov will miss the race after his flight was also cancelled.
    Link: Sastre Out Of Amstel Due To Volcano Eyjafjallajökull | Cyclingnews.com

    Cyclists vs. the volcano: Riders to miss race: Top riders Alejandro Valverde, Carlos Sastre and Bradley Wiggins will all miss Sunday's Amstel Gold cycling race because their flights to the Netherlands were canceled because of the volcanic ash cloud disrupting aviation across Europe.
    Link: Cyclists vs. the volcano: Riders to miss race - Universal Sports

    Volcano Eyjafjallajökull rules Wiggins out of Amstel Gold Race: Team Sky has confirmed that Bradley Wiggins will not ride Sunday's Amstel Gold Race after being stranded at his Spanish home in Girona because of the effect of Volcano Eyjafjallajökull on European air travel.
    Link: Volcano Eyjafjallajökull Rules Wiggins Out Of Amstel Gold Race | Cyclingnews.com

    Gilbert in top form for Amstel Gold Race: Philippe Gilbert is convinced he has hit peak form just in time for the Ardennes Classics and feels he is ready to end Omega Pharma-Lotto team's long drought of results.
    Link: Gilbert In Top Form For Amstel Gold Race | Cyclingnews.com

    Valverde “very motivated” for the Ardennes: Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne) is a rider whose characteristics are well suited to the classics of the Ardennes, the Amstel Gold Race, la Flèche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The controversial Spanish rider approaches the races after two stage wins and finishing second overall in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, behind RadioShack’s Chris Horner. He is now raising his sights to his next targets of the season: the hilly classics of the Netherlands and Belgium.
    Link: Valverde ?very motivated? for the Ardennes | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    Irish trio to be tested: NICOLAS ROCHE, Philip Deignan and Daniel Martin will face important tests in the next nine days, with three spring Classics on the agenda. Ag2r La Mondiale rider Roche and Deignan (Cervélo Test Team) will compete in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, taking on the world’s best riders in the hilly, 257-kilometre event.
    Link: Irish trio to be tested - The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 16, 2010

    Valverde, and the 'punchers', take aim at Amstel: Controversial Spaniard Alejandro Valverde will continue to provoke cycling's world ruling body when he lines up with possible victory in mind at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.
    Link: Valverde, and the 'punchers', take aim at Amstel - Cycling - More Sports - Sports - The Times of India

    Hesjedal aiming high at the Ardennes: After strong performances in the Tours of Catalunya and the Basque Country, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) heads into the Ardennes Classics in fine form and told Cyclingnews that he doesn’t fear anybody as he aims to win Garmin their first major Spring Classic.
    Link: Hesjedal Aiming High At The Ardennes | Cyclingnews.com

    Tired Cancellara to miss Amstel Gold Race: The 29-year-old Swiss won the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in two displays of supremacy in successive weeks, but will now take a break before building up to the Tour de France.
    Link: Other Sports - Sport - Virgin Media

    Cancellara withdraws from Amstel Gold Race: Fabian Cancellara has called an end to his incredibly successful spring Classics campaign after taking the decision to withdraw from this Sunday's Amstel Gold Race.
    Link: Cancellara Withdraws From Amstel Gold Race | Cyclingnews.com

    Winner Hel Mergelland in Amstel Gold Race: Yann Huguet, recently winner of the Hel van het Mergelland will start in the Amstel Gold Race next Sunday. The Frenchmen is added to the Skil-Shimano team for the Dutch ProTourclassic. At first Huguet was not selected. In comparison with the earlier announced Skil-Shimano selection for the Amstel Gold Race the German Robert Wagner, the Australian Michel Docker and the Japanese Yukihiro Doi dropped out. Their place will be filled in by the earlier mentioned Huguet, Piet Rooijakkers and the Frenchmen Thierry Hupond.
    Link: Amstel Gold Race

    Kroon confident ahead of Amstel Gold Race: Despite a disappointing start to his 2010 season, Karsten Kroon believes he will be a contender in Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race. Kroon and his BMC remain without a win this season, but the Dutchman will draw confidence on the fact that World Champion Cadel Evans will be there to support him on Sunday.
    Link: Kroon Confident Ahead Of Amstel Gold Race | Cyclingnews.com

    Gerrans ready for Ardennes Classics: After top-ten finishes at Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège last year, Simon Gerrans (Sky) is about to embark on his first major goals of the season in the Ardennes Classics.
    Link: Gerrans Ready For Ardennes Classics | Cyclingnews.com

    Sastre slips into Cervélo squad for Amstel Gold: The Cervélo TestTeam has announced that Carlos Sastre will ride the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday as preparation for next month's Giro d'Italia, which gets underway in Amsterdam on May 8.
    Link: Sastre Slips Into Cervélo Squad For Amstel Gold | Cyclingnews.com
     
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    2010 Amstel Gold Race Start List

    Katusha
    1 Sergei Ivanov
    2 Serguei Klimov
    3 Alexandr Kolobnev
    4 Luca Mazzanti
    5 Filippo Pozzato
    6 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver
    7 Maxime Vantomme
    8 Eduard Vorganov

    Ag2R-La Mondiale
    11 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio
    12 Maxime Bouet
    13 Dimitri Champion
    14 Alexander Efimkin
    15 Biel Kadri
    16 David Le Lay
    17 René Mandri
    18 Nicolas Roche

    Astana
    21 Allan Davis
    22 Scott Davis
    23 Dmitriy Fofonov
    24 Enrico Gasparotto
    25 Andriy Grivko
    26 Maxim Iglinskiy
    27 Mirko Selvaggi
    28 TBC

    Caisse d'Epargne
    31 Arnaud Coyot
    32 Imanol Erviti
    33 José Vicente Garcia Acosta
    34 Vasil Kiryienka
    35 David Lopez Garcia
    36 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez
    37 Luis León Sánchez Gil
    38 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte

    Euskatel - Euskadi
    41 Sergio De Lis De Andrés
    42 Aitor Galdos
    43 Inaki Isasi Flores
    44 Egoi Martinez De Esteban
    45 Mikel Nieve Ituralde
    46 Juan José Oroz Ugalde
    47 Alan Pérez Lezáun
    48 Ivan Velasco Murillo

    Footon - Servetto
    51 Matthias Brandle
    52 Eros Capecchi
    53 Manuel Antonio Cardoso
    54 Markus Eibegger
    55 Fabio Felline
    56 Martin Pedersen
    57 Aitor Perez Arrieta
    58 Rafael Valls Ferri

    Francaise Des Jeux
    61 Sandy Casar
    62 Gianni Meersman
    63 Francis Mourey
    64 Anthony Roux
    65 Wesley Sulzberger
    66 Benoît Vaugrenard
    67 Jussi Veikkanen



    Garmin - Transitions
    71 Steven Cozza
    72 Timothy Duggan
    73 Ryder Hesjedal
    74 Michel Kreder
    75 Martijn Maaskant
    76 Christian Meier
    77 Danny Pate
    78 Johan Van Summeren

    Lampre - Farnese Vini
    81 Matteo Bono
    82 Damiano Cunego
    83 Francesco Gavazzi
    84 David Loosli
    85 Manuele Mori
    86 Daniele Pietropolli
    87 Daniele Righi
    88 Alessandro Spezialetti

    Liquigas - Doimo
    91 Francesco Bellotti
    92 Mauro Finetto
    93 Kristjan Koren
    94 Roman Kreuziger
    95 Vincenzo Nibali
    96 Manuel Quinziato
    97 Ivan Santaromita
    98 Frederik Willems

    Omega Pharma - Lotto
    101 Mario Aerts
    102 Christophe Brandt
    103 Mickael Delage
    104 Phillippe Gilbert
    105 Daniel Moreno Fernandez
    106 Jean-Christophe Peraud
    107 Greg Van Avermaet
    108 Jurgen Vandenbroeck

    Quick Step
    111 Carlos Barredo Llamazales
    112 Dario Cataldo
    113 Sylvain Chavanel
    114 Dries Devenyns
    115 Kevin Deweert
    116 Addy Engels
    117 Jerome Pineau
    118 Jurgen Van De Walle

    Rabobank
    121 Lars Boom
    122 Oscar Freire Gomez
    123 Robert Gesink
    124 Sebastian Langeveld
    125 Paul Martens
    126 Nick Nuyens
    127 Bram Tankink
    128 Laurens Ten Dam

    Sky Professional Cycling Team
    131 Kjell Carlström
    132 Russell Downing
    133 Simon Gerrans
    134 Mathew Hayman
    135 Serge Pauwels
    136 Nicolas Portal
    137 Ben Swift
    138 Davide Viganò

    Team HTC - Columbia
    141 Michael Albasini
    142 Craig Lewis
    143 Tony Martin
    144 Maxime Monfort
    145 Marco Pinotti
    146 Vicente Reynes Mimo
    147 Martin Velits
    148 Peter Velits

    Team Milram
    151 Johannes Fröhlinger
    152 Christian Knees
    153 Dominik Roels
    154 Roy Sentjens
    155 Niki Terpstra
    156 Paul Voss
    157 Fabian Wegmann
    158 Peter Wrolich

    Team Radioshack
    161 Ben Hermans
    162 Chris Horner
    163 Fuyu Li
    164 Dimitri Muravyev
    165 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho
    166 Ivan Rovny
    167 Tomas Vaitkus
    168 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre

    Team Saxo Bank
    171 Jonas Aaen-Jörgensen
    172 Andre Steensen
    173 Laurent Didier
    174 Jakob Fuglsang
    175 Andy Schleck
    176 Frank Schleck
    177 Nicki Sørensen
    178 Jens Voigt

    BMC Racing Team
    181 Brent Bookwalters
    182 Marcus Burghardt
    183 Cadel Evans
    184 Mathias Frank
    185 Karsten Kroon
    186 Jeffry Louder
    187 Steve Morabito
    188 Simon Zahner

    Cervelo TestTeam
    191 Davide Appollonio
    192 Philip Deignan
    193 Xavier Florencio Cabré
    194 Volodymir Gustov
    195 Edward King
    196 Daniel Lloyd
    197 Carlos Sastre Candil
    198 Xavier Tondo Volpini

    Landbouwkrediet
    201 Dirk Bellemakers
    202 Davy Commeyne
    203 Bert De Waele
    204 Hans Dekkers
    205 Sébastien Delfosse
    206 Bart Dockx
    207 Benjamin Gourgue
    208 Geert Verheyen

    Skil - Shimano
    211 Roy Curvers
    212 Koen De Kort
    213 Simon Geschke
    214 Floris Goesinnen
    215 Yann Huguet
    216 Thierry Hupond
    217 Piet Rooijakkers
    218 Albert Timmer

    Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    221 Sander Armee
    222 Jerome Baugnies
    223 Johan Coenen
    224 Piete Jacobs
    225 Maarten Neyens
    226 Preben Van Hecke
    227 Kristof Vandewalle
    228 Pieter Vanspeybrouck

    Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    231 Matteo Carrara
    232 Arnoud Groen van
    233 Johnny Hoogerland
    234 Sergey Lagutin
    235 Bjorn Leukemans
    236 Marco Marcato
    237 Wouter Poels
    238 Rob Ruygh
     
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    Past Amstel Gold Race Videos

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SJHCfXuXw]YouTube - 1998 Amstel Gold Race[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJWqnHbb2Bg]YouTube - Amstel Gold Race 1975[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfwL_9ZXiFE]YouTube - Amstel Gold Race on Cycling TV[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTGenXKvhzI]YouTube - Robert Gesink Compilatie 2008[/ame]
     
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    I think Valverde is looking good for the win, perhaps one last win?? who knows.
     
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    During the winter Andy Schleck was saying that he's targeting this race. The plan, then, was - Andy for Amstel, with Frank's help; and Frank for Liege with Andy's help, off course.
    At the moment, neither one of them looks to be in race winning shape. Their early season wasn't the happiest one, so they are very quiet now.
    Maybe the problems with air transport in northern Europe could effect their rivals who have to make longer trips.
    I think Katusha, Caisse, Liquigas, BMC will wait attacks from other teams choosing who of their riders will follow which attack.
    Voigt could be Saxo's joker. He's been in good form and could take advantage of Schlecks' marking.
    This is hardest race to predict a winner. It's not exclusively climbers' course, many of riders see their chance.

    Edit:
    I've just seen that Schlecks will have some extra motivation for coming classics.
    I've forgotten to notice that Saxo's searching for a new sponsor. So far this spring, they've presented themselves very well. Maybe it's too much to expect continuation of that trend.
     
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    That was a nice win by Philippe Gilbert : very impressive sprint finish by Gilbert left the field for dead.

    I know that some riders were unable to attend (due to the air travel restriction) but the field still had the Schlecks and Freire's of this world.
     
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    Actually Sergei Ivanov rode a great Amstel race.
     
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    I was busy in another window trying unsuccessfully to get the stupid English commentary to work and missed the finish. But the race was exciting.
     
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    Ivanov went for a long distance break with about 4kms to go.

    But got caught by the chasing bunch with about 2kms to go.
    In the last 300m's, Gilbert popped out of the pack and won the spring.
     
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    Determined ride from Gilbert, I'd say. He was determined to save his spring campaign. He marked well all attacks in last 15 kilometers and perfectly timed his own.
    I think this was last chance for him and Lotto to save their spring season. Next two classics are more for climbers. But maybe, on wings of today's victory, he tries something in Liege hoping he won't be caught.
    Deserved victory and I'm glad he did it. He's a fine rider.
     
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    Agreed PG is a fine cyclist and I like him a lot.
    Particularly hsi stance on the doping issue.

    delighted that he won today.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGwLKjCys2k]YouTube - Amstel Gold Race 2010 - (1/2) Eyserbosweg / Fromberg / Keutenberg[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8YHKGnp0g]YouTube - Amstel Gold Race 2010 - (2/2) Final kilometers[/ame]


    2010 Amstel Gold Race Results

    1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6:22:54
    2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:02
    3 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
    4 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:05
    5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo
    6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Footon-Servetto
    7 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:07
    8 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09
    9 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11
    10 Chris Horner (USA) Team Radioshack
    11 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
    12 Sergie Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
    13 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
    14 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:00:17
    15 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
    16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:19
    17 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:21
    18 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:25
    19 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:00:37
    20 Jurgen Vandenbroeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:46
    21 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:56
    22 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:11
    23 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:38
    24 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:02
    25 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
    26 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 0:02:07
    27 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:11
    28 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:02:18
    29 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:25
    30 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    31 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:02:29
    32 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:02:34
    33 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:36
    34 Manuele Mori (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:02:56
    35 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:19
    36 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
    37 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    38 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    39 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram
    40 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana
    41 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
    42 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia
    43 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    44 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    45 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    46 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    47 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
    48 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    49 David Loosli (Swi) Footon-Servetto 0:03:26
    50 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 0:03:28
    51 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    52 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    53 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
    54 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    55 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia
    56 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:32
    57 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto
    58 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:38
    59 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Footon-Servetto
    60 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux
    61 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Milram
    62 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
    63 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
    64 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    65 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
    66 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    67 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
    68 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:45
    69 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:52
    70 Matteo Bono (Ita) Footon-Servetto
    71 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:59
    72 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    73 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:04:02
    74 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    75 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:08:59
    76 Christopher Froome (Ken) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:10:20
    77 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team 0:10:31
    78 Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    79 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
    80 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
    81 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    82 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    83 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    84 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    85 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
    86 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
    87 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    88 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    89 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto
    90 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
    91 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
    92 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
    93 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
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  14. Maxiton

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    Thanks for that. I saw Ivanov's break but missed the catch and then Gilbert. When I came back to it he was already dismounting and I was wondering what happened.

    Let's make it a trio then because I agree. Maybe L-B-L then - hope so but I think it might be a bit much for him.

    I'm still sorry I didn't pick him for third at Flanders. In retrospect he was the perfect choice for that spot. :)

    delighted that he won today.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Of course, in saying that he was the perfect pick for third in Flanders, I'd also add that he was the perfect choice for first - were it not for having Cancellara and Boonen in front of him. :D
     
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    Ryder Hesjedal from Canada came second.

    Nice job Ryder.
     
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