The Russian WorldTour Team Katusha will start on Sunday, April 20th, in the Amstel Gold Race (WorldTour) with the following line-up:
One of the most important weeks of the spring season for ORICA-GreenEDGE begins on Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race. With multiple cards to play at each of the three Ardennes Classics, the Australian outfit lines up in Maastricht with a strong roster to support the team’s big ambitions.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the media two days before Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, April 20th. Riders and staff interviewed included Michal Kwiatkowski, Patrick Lefevere, Wout Poels, and Jan Bakelants.
Sunday the first of three consecutive WorldTour climb classics takes place: the Amstel Gold Race. The start of the 251.1 kilometers long race is given in Maastricht. After 54 kilometers there’s the first of four passages on the Cauberg. By then already five hills will have been covered. There are 34 climbs in total on the route, that make about 4000 height meters.
This Sunday sees the Ardennes classics start in earnest with the one-day 'monument' Amstel Gold Race in Limburg - arguably the cycling hub of the Netherlands.
Apr 17, 2014 - BMC’s Philippe Gilbert is showing he is on form for the Ardennes Classics with a win in Brabantse and Bryan Coquard wins in Camembert; results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Amstel teams’ low-down, Robert Gesinks' heart problem, Arnaud Demare extends, Giro news and a backstage pass to Roubaix. Thursday EuroTrash coffee time.
Apr 21, 2014 - Philippe Gilbert has 2 from 2 in the Ardennes Classics, more to come? We have all the results, quotes and video from Amstel, Denain, Finistère and Tro-Bro Léon, plus we preview Flèche Wallonne. Other cycling news: Contador copies Sky, no Giro for Cav, Horner on the mend and a little more video from Roubaix. Happy Easter EuroTrash Monday!
Amstel Gold Race is never easy. Twisting roads and shifting wind-directions. Narrow sections and a furious fight for positions. But for Tinkoff-Saxo, Amstel showed itself from its most troublesome side with Nicki Sørensen having to abandon the race due to a serious crash. Read how each rider from the team experienced the Dutch Ardennes Classic.
Pro Analysis: It's time for some humble pie for our commentator Lee as a resurgent Philippe Gilbert bounced back to his best on the Cauberg yesterday to take his third Amstel Gold victory. Lee Rodgers analyzes all the action from the Netherland's only Classic.