Amstel Gold Race - Race Overview

2017 Vuelta al Pais Vasco stage winner Michael Albasini has sprinted to a strong third place at Amstel Gold Race today. 

The result gives ORICA-SCOTT two podiums on the opening weekend of the Ardennes after Annemiek van Vleuten also took third in the women’s race earlier in the afternoon. 

Albasini reacted instinctively to a strong move of eight that went with just under 40km to go.

Philippe Gilbert (QST) and Michal Kwiatowski (SKY) escaped from the lead group in the latter stages of racing to finish first and second respectively, whilst Albasini won the sprint for third.

“It was fast but steady for the first part of the race so we knew it was going to kick off at some point,” Albasini explained. 

 

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - Quick-Step Floors 6:31:40
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) - Team Sky ST
3 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:10
4 Nathan Haas (AUS) - Dimension Data 0:00:10
5 Jose Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:10
6 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (COL) - Team Sky 0:00:10
7 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (SPA) - Bahrain-Merida 0:00:14
8 Michael Gogl (AUT) - Trek-Segafredo 0:01:10
9 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida 0:01:11
10 Michael Matthews (AUS) - Team Sunweb 0:01:11
Place ORICA-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:10
18 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:11
22 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:11
124 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:12:11
126 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:12:11