With the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday we look back at Wei Yuet Wong pic of his photos from 2016. Unlike this year, the start was in Maastricht, but the finish was in Valkenburg. Wei didn't miss a trick and this is his photog's back-stage pass to Amstel'16.
April 18, 2016 - Sunday saw a great and poignant win by Gasparotto in the Amstel Gold Race, coming three weeks after the death of his Wanty teammate, Demoitié. Race reports, results, quotes and video from Amstel, Denain and Castilla. Other cycling news: Flèche preview, Yorkshire, Movistar Giro, two more years for Gesink, Sagan to MTB, Malori up-date and the best moments of Sagan's spring season. Coffee time.
Windmills, flat countryside and Amstel beer are all typically Dutch, but the Amstel Gold Race is far from flat with 34 classified climbs. Peter Easton runs through the background to this Sunday's race and its untypical Dutch profile in the South-East region of Holland.
April 14, 2016 - The UCI have seen sense over disk brakes, but too late for Fran Ventoso - Top Story. Brabantse Pijl race report with video. Other cycling news: Amorebieta, Amstel preview, Movistar injury, Popovych retires, Sagan and Contador are top two in UCI ranking and we look back at the first Amstel Gold Race in 1966.
The cobbles are only a dusty memory for the riders as the WorldTour circus moves onto the 'hilly' Classics and we see a change in the race menu and the list of main characters. First up is the Amstel Gold Race and Ed Hood runs through the history, the parcours and the protagonists for 2016.