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AMSTEL GOLD RACE’19: The PEZ Photo & Video Gallery

A Stunning Upset By van der Poel

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PeloPics: Last year saw a stunning performance from ‘Young Gun’ Mathieu van der Poel in the Amstel Gold Race. After it looked like his race was as good as over, MvdP pulled the chase group back into contention and then won the sprint from a selection of top riders. Here are the best photos from Limburg by Cor Vos.

You can see the 2019 PEZ Race Report HERE.


Wout van Aert had a good Spring Classics, but will he be disappointed?


Confidence from Mathieu van der Poel at the start


Not a great Amstel for the World champion – Alejander Valverde


There was a lot of media around Van der Poel at the start – More at the finish


The peloton finds its way out of Maastricht


Movistar looked strong at the start, but Valverde went missing at one point and finished 65th in a big group at just over 4 minutes.  With the Rainbow stripes on his back, he’d lost his will to win.


The break of the day was started by Nick Van Der Lijke (Roompot-Charles) and Michael Schär (CCC)


Marcel Meisen (Corendon-Circus) leading the break


The peloton was slow to chase


Johannes Frohlinger (Sunweb)


Peter Sagan is not having the season he would hope for


Aha!  A windmill in Holland


A warm day in Holland, 23ºC


Jumbo-Visma didn’t have a great race – Robert Gesink finished 21st


No 5th Amstel win for Philippe Gilbert – 30th place


The usual chaos in the feed-zones


The Corendon-Circus team worked hard early in the race


Spring in Holland – More like summer


The fans were most places around the course


Mostly on the climbs


The Cauberg climb


Cauberg


The Gulperberg


Van der Poel mad an attack with 44 kilometres to go on the Gulperberg


Gorka Izagirre (Astana) didn’t want to work with Van der Poel


Last lap


European champion Trentin and Polish champ Kwiatkowski tried to cross to the leaders, Kwiato made it, but…


Van der Poel pulled the race back together single handed


Alaphilippe and Fuglsang lost the race by playing last minute poker


A hard chase and the winning sprint


Even he couldn’t believe it


It was a tough and rewarding finalè


Top of the Amstel podium and more to come


2019 Amstel Gold Race highlights

Thanks for staying with us as we all wait for racing, riding, and life to get back to normal.

2019 Amstel Gold Race Result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus in 6:28:18
2. Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First
3. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana
4. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
5. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
6. Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
7. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC
8. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama – FDJ
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
10. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott
11. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Sky at 0:02
12. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
13. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates at 0:46
14. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC
15. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:54
16. Michael Matthews (Aus) Sunweb
17. Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
18. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Dimension Data
19. Dion Smith (NZ) Mitchelton-Scott
20. Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
21. Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
22. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
23. Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
24. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
25. Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha Alpecin.

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