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Gilbert Wins Amstel Gold

Gilbert wins Amstel Gold   Gilbert Wins Amstel Gold

The Dutch one-day classic race for the first time on Sunday was captured by Philippe Gilbert of Belgium after negotiating an extreme approach on the 31st and final ascend of the Amstel Gold Race. Coping up well in the lead, Gilbert in the heart-stopping final stages of the 257.8 km race synchronized and executed his rhythmic drive to an unparalleled level at less than 500 metres from the famous Cauberg Climb to the finish line.

The Belgian rider felt really strong today airing it public in Belgian television. Gilbert further stated, “I had good help from my team over the first 200 kilometers. When the race opened up with 40 kilometers to go, I was just following the leaders.”

Gilbert of team Omega Pharma-Lotto handed its first gold of the season. Coming down stretch to the finish line and leaving behind Canadian Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin-Transitions and Italian Enrico Gasparotto of…

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Boonen and Gilbert to Lead Respective Teams in Milan-San Remo

boonen and gilbert to lead respective teams in milan san remo   Boonen and Gilbert to Lead Respective Teams in Milan San Remo

Tom Boonen of Team Quick Step and Philippe Gilbert of Team Omega Pharma-Lotto will be leading their respective teams in the upcoming Milan-San Remo classic this Saturday, March 20.

Boonen is considered as one of the top favorites in the race, with 4 wins under his belt going into the “sprinter’s classic”, as the event has unofficially come to be known. His latest victory was at the Tirreno-Adriatico event, where he grabbed 1st place in the 2nd stage. The win was also his first in an Italian event.

Boonen hasn’t yet won the Milan-San Remo, with his best finish at 3rd in 2007. That year saw Oscar Freire (Team Rabobank) get the title. Last year saw Boonen becoming an onlooker as his 4th place finish wasn’t enough to get him on the podium. Team Quick Step managed to salvage some pride, though, as rider Filippo…

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