Amstel Gold Race - Race Overview

Paris-Nice stage winner Michael Matthews finished in fifth place at the Amstel Gold Race today after a great team effort from ORICA-GreenEDGE kept the race under control for the best part of 200kilometres.

Paris-Nice stage winner Matthews and joint team leader Simon Gerrans were protected until the final few kilometres through superb teamwork but were both caught out by the wiinning move of Enrico Gasparatto (Wanty-Gobert-group). 

The Italian attacked on the final ascent of the Cauberg and held off a group of around thirty riders that included Matthews and Gerrans.

After a fast race that had something of everything from crashes and breakaways to extreme weather and last minute attacks, sport director Matt White was pleased with the effort of the team in such a difficult race.

“The team effort was five star today,” said White. “We worked hard to give our two leaders the best possible chance for the finale but in the end we didn’t have the legs to go with last move on the Cauberg.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert 6:18:02
2 Michael Valgren (DEN) - Tinkoff Team ST
3 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 0:00:04
4 Bryan Coquard (FRA) - Direct Energie 0:00:04
5 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
6 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:04
7 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre - Merida 0:00:04
8 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team 0:00:04
9 Loic Vliegen (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:04
10 Tim Wellens (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:04
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
11 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
39 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE
57 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:12
84 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:33
93 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:33