The Amstel Gold Classic on April 18, 2010 is Netherlands’ most challenging tour. There will be six routes in the event namely, 250km, 200km, 150km, 125km, 100km and 60km. The organizers have invited twenty four teams and they have finally announced the last of the six wildcard teams.
Leo van Vliet, race director, reveals the new wildcard teams are Skil-Shimano, Cervelo TestTeam, BMC Racing Team, Vacansoleil, Topsport Vlaanderen and Landbouwkrediet. The two Dutch pro continental teams, Skil-Shimano and Vacansoleil, had previously received their wildcard invites earlier than the others.
The remaining 18 teams were given the invitations automatically by Amstel Gold. The winners for last year’s classic were Sergei Ivanov of Russia, Karsten Kroon and Robert Gesink.
The 24 teams for the Amstel Gold Classic are:
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