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Jacobs, coleccionista de fugas, 200 km al frente en Amstel Gold Race; Aranburu, 19º

Jacobs, coleccionista de fugas, 200 km al frente en Amstel Gold Race; Aranburu, 19º — Dani Sánchez to movistarteam.com

Top Ten for Teuns at Amstel Gold Race

Dylan Teuns finished in the top ten at the Amstel Gold race after a photo finish decided the winner, with Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos) getting to the line first.

Starting in Maastricht, the riders had 33 climbs on the menu over the 254.1km race. An early break of six riders formed from the off and had a four-minute advantage from the peloton until it was all brought back together with 40km to go.

The pace increased with 35km remaining, and a lead group of 12 riders went clear, including Teuns. With just 20km remaining Kwiatkowski attacked with Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroen Team), and Dylan could not close the gap despite his efforts settling for 10th in the sprint.

Teuns was hoping for more despite a top ten: “It was good to be up there in the final, but in the last passage of the finish line and the two riders escaped, I tried to go across. I came really close but couldn’t bridge the gap. So with that, I’m really disappointed.

I tried to make the maximum out of it, and 10th was the result for the day, but again it’s disappointing as my feeling in the race was very good, and the boys did a really good job all day long.”

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— Simona Mazzoleni to bahraincyclingteam.com

Amstel Gold Race: Benoit Cosnefroy takes 2nd

Benoit Cosnefroy: “The momentum is good”

« It’s a nice podium even if I would have preferred to win. Kwiatkowski was faster than me in the sprint. It happened little by little. We can be collectively proud of this podium.
I felt good and the goal was to be in the front. I felt during the race that I was one of the strongest. In the final, I did a lot of the work.
There are three Ardennes races left and the momentum is good. »Benoit

The number

3

With his second place in the Amstel Gold Race, Benoit Cosnefroy stands on the podium for the third time in a one-day race on the UCI WorldTour after his second place in the Flèche Wallonne in 2020 and his victory in the Brittany Classic in 2021.

The news

First podium in the Amstel Gold Race since 1998. This is the second time since the founding of the team in 1992 that a rider has climbed the podium of the Amstel Gold Race.
Rolf Jaermann won the race in 1998.

— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com

Van Vleuten (4ª) vuelve a marcar la Amstel Gold Race; buena fuga de Arlenis Sierra

Van Vleuten (4ª) vuelve a marcar la Amstel Gold Race; buena fuga de Arlenis Sierra — Dani Sánchez to movistarteam.com

Movistar Team reconoce los tramos clave de la Amstel Gold Race 2022

Movistar Team reconoce los tramos clave de la Amstel Gold Race 2022 — Dani Sánchez to movistarteam.com

Astana Qazaqstan Team for Amstel Gold Race 2022 – Astana

Astana Qazaqstan Team for Amstel Gold Race 2022

Astana Qazaqstan Team will take part in the UCI WorldTour classic race Amstel Gold Race, which will be held in Netherlands tomorrow, on April 10th.

Rider roster: Samuele Battistella, Manuele Boaro, Leonardo Basso, Valerio Conti, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Yevgeniy Fedorov, Alexandr Riabushenko.

 

Sports director in race: Stefano Zanini.

Race information: https://www.amstel.nl/amstelgoldrace

Photo credit: @Gettysport

— Vitalii to www.astana-qazaqstan.com

Bahrain Victorious to Amstel Gold Race

This Sunday the 254.1km Amstel Gold race takes the classics riders to Limburg in the Netherlands, which marks the start of the more hilly classics. Starting in Maastricht, the riders will climb over 3,460 vertical meters before finishing in Valkenburg. Last year’s edition saw team leader Matej Mohorič finish in the top ten.

The course features an array of punchy climbs that will be featured more than once as riders loop back across the parcour. The Geulhemmerberg and Cauberg climbs are where the selection of favourites will be made. Finally the riders will take on the final climb up the Bemelerberg, where they will have just over 7km to the finish, with a likely reduced bunch sprint for victory.

Sports Director Gorazd Štangelj:
“We have a big team at the race with really strong guys. During the race, we will need to decide how to play our cards with the guys. What we’ve seen in the pass is that the selection is coming earlier in the race and we think it will be an aggressive race, so we will want to be aggressive too.

We’ve got four guys capable of making it on the podium, so expectations are to be there and fight to win the race. We’ve also got to make sure we are not chasing the race and responding at the race.”

— Simona Mazzoleni to bahraincyclingteam.com

Amstel Gold Race (April 10)

Mikaël Chérel : « I know the roads by heart »

« This is my tenth participation in the Amstel Gold Race and I am still happy to take part. This year, the race was placed between the Tour of Flanders (April 3) and Paris-Roubaix (April 17). So, the level will be even higher than usual. It is launching two weeks of Ardennes classics with La Flèche Brabançonne (April 13), La Flèche Wallonne (April 20) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (April 24) where my objective will be to support our leaders as well as possible, in particular Benoît Cosnefroy. The Amstel Gold Race is a race that suits him perfectly, even if I am nostalgic for the years with the arrival at the top of the Cauberg. It would have been even better for him then. I will make sure to position him in the best place possible throughout the race. These are very small roads and with the experience I have gained in the past years, I know them by heart.»Mikaël

 

The number

50

Starting at 14.00 on Friday, the riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM will recon the last fifty kilometers of the Amstel Gold Race.

— Kévin Bottin to ag2rcitroenteam.com

La Amstel Gold Race, con el grueso del equipo de Flandes para Movistar Team (domingo 10)

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AMSTEL GOLD: CHEERS! | Israel Start-Up Nation

Impey and Woods to lead ISN in the Dutch Classic

Woods: I am back to my Pre Crash Form

 

Here is the recipe to guarantee a unique and exciting race:

 

  • 3,000 climbing meters, 218 km of distance, 38 hills, 13 laps of 17 km, and sharp, 12% climbs.

 

  • Ensure that the race will end on a narrow, flat Dutch road, with 7 km to the finish.

 

  • Now, throw into the mix some of the best, most versatile and powerful riders in the world, the likes of Julian Alaphilippe, Wout van Aert, Primoz Roglic, Alejandro Valverde, and so on.

Does the outcome scream unpredictability?

“You bet,” says our Canadian Mike Woods, who calls it “one of the most dynamic and exciting races of the year.”

Woods readily admits that of the three climbing classics series (Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège will follow in the coming week), “[Amstel Gold] is the least suited to my skill set.”

That’s precisely why Israel Start-Up Nation will have double tactical options in this race, explains our Belgian sports director Eric Van Lancker. “If you want to enhance your chances to fight for the win in this race – and that’s our ambition here – you better have at least two cards in this game so you can react and play smartly.”

Eric, who won this race back in 1989 (“It was a different course then”), plans on having Daryl Impey as “the team’s first leader” with an option that Woods can take his chance under the right circumstances. “If this will end in a selective sprint, Impey can be our man,” said Eric. “But you really cannot predict the script with those sharp hills every 4 or 5 kilometers that make a recovery so difficult.”

With Latvian Krists Neilands, strong support riders like Biermans and Boivin, and Reto Hollenstein to protect our leaders, Van Lancker believes we have a fighting chance.

Our riders in their own words:

Jenthe Biermans:

“Amstel will be the last race of my spring classic season. I look forward to my rest period, but first, we need to finish the last race in style. I look forward to giving my maximum for our leaders. With Daryl and Mike Woods, we have two outstanding leaders who can both do a great result. This pushes me to give everything to them. They proved in the last races that they are ready.

“With the local circuits, it will be a different race than other years. It is difficult to predict how the race will go. As a team, we are ready to fight for it, and I look forward to this race.”

Krists Neilands:

“We are a solid team here, and I’m looking forward to fighting and enjoying this race as much as we can. We will do our best to get the best result with our team leaders.”

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Mike Woods:

“After crashing in Pais Vasco [Itzulia Basque Country], I feel as though I have recovered well, and my form is where it was pre-crash. I’m hoping that I can use the condition to either land a result or set up Daryl for the sprint.

Itzulia Basque Country 2021 – 60th Edition – 2nd stage Zalla – Sestao 154,8 km – 06/04/2021 – Michael Woods (NZL – Israel Start-Up Nation) – photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021

 

Race: Amstel Gold
Level: WT
When: April 18

ISN Lineup:

 

Mike Woods – Canada

Daryl Impey – South Africa

Reto Hollenstein – Switzerland

Hugo Hofstetter – France

Guillaume Boivin – Canada

Krists Neilands – Latvia

Jenthe Biermans – Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

— Tsadok to israelcyclingacademy.com