A well-timed attack gives Kreuziger all the edge he needs to win the Ardennes opener
Sport directors think the revised Amstel course may trigger more aggressive racing
World champion takes good sensation out of Brabantse Pijl and enjoys non-favorite status for Ardennes opener
Slovak champion targets victory on the Cauberg after missing out at the Amstel Gold Race one year ago
Spanish team has one of the deepest squads entering the trio of races, starting with Sunday's Amstel Gold Race
Updates to the course for the 48th Amstel Gold Race will likely introduce a more hectic finale on Sunday
Italian continues training after confrontation with driver and says he'll be ready for Sunday's Ardennes opener
IAM Cycling rider hit by car in training, suffers open fracture of left index finger
Backed by the addition of Vincenzo Nibali, Astana could be the team to beat in the upcoming classics races
Peter Sagan points to Philippe Gilbert as top favorite for Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, but isn't discounting his status
Peter Sagan had all the answers on Wednesday at Brabantse Pijl, leaving many rivals wondering how to test him in the Ardennes
After winning the road race at the 2012 world championships, Philippe Gilbert has yet to win a race this season
Young American said riding on a different bike with different shoes and cleats is partly to blame
Organizers of the hilly Dutch classic announced a new course on Wednesday that sees the Cauberg climb four times
Garmin neo-pro and former U.S. under-23 champ plays protagonist twice in a week at Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold Race
Disappointing day for RadioShack-Nissan at Amstel Gold Race, but Fränk Schleck looked ahead to Liège with confidence
Spaniard Óscar Freire figures all he needed was another 100 meters and he might have pulled the cat out of the Amstel Gold Race hat.
The two-time world champion Italian drove the 2012 worlds course and expects a four or five-man group to punch up a sprint for the rainbow stripes in September
Ardennes week is here. Get the rundown on the favorites, the route and the underlying stories for Sunday's Amstel Gold Race
Canadian levels on a quiet spring and being patient ahead of the hilly classics and a run at the Giro overall
Vanendert learning to race at the front; Nuyens out of Turkey; Rabo protects six in Ardennes; Kroon gunning for Amstel Gold
Three-time world champ hopes to cap strong spring campaign with a win atop the Cauberg on Sunday
Two top favorites suffer hard crashes at Brabantse Pijl
Vandendert: 'Without Gilbert, it's a world of difference'; Dutch police strike threatens Amstel Gold Race; Devolder eyes Tour classification
Editor’s note: Every week through the 2011 road season, VeloNews editor-at-large John Wilcockson is writing about key features of the week’s racing. This 10th installment focuses on the career of rider of the week Philippe Gilbert.
Stuart O’Grady was probably watching Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race from the comfort of his couch, but he wasn’t surprised to see teammate Andy Schleck on the attack late in the race.
Philippe Gilbert won't say he's the best classic rider — but he will say he's the most complete one.
VILT, Netherlands (VN) — Philippe Gilbert left no doubt Sunday on the Cauberg, launching a violent attack midway up the climb to claim his second Amstel Gold Race in a row. The win was the third consecutive hilly classic for the Omega Pharma-Lotto rider, who cemented his position as king of the Ardennes.
VILT, Netherlands (VN) – Greg Van Avermaet carried the hopes of BMC Racing into the Amstel Gold Race Sunday.
VILT, Netherlands (VN) – Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) started the Amstel Gold Race Sunday with a big weight off his shoulders.
VILT, Netherlands (VN) – Last week big Swiss Grégory Rast earned the most important result of his career at Paris-Roubaix. On Sunday the RadioShack classics man was headed for a six-week vacation after stepping off the Amstel Gold Race course at the end of the first lap.
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Philippe Gilbert is one of the smartest, strongest and nicest guys in today’s peloton. And those qualities were neatly reflected in the way he took the victory in Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race. He brilliantly exploited all the resources of his admittedly weak team then stamped his authority on the race.
Of all the major classics, the Amstel Gold Race is the most difficult to predict — and one of the hardest to win. Only three riders have won the Dutch classic more than once: Eddy Merckx (of course), who took it twice in the 1970s, and the Dutchmen Gerrie Knetemann (1974 and 1985) and Jan Raas, who had five wins in six starts between 1977 and 1982. But all those successes happened long before the Amstel became a truly international classic.