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Amstel Gold Race for Philippe Gilbert. Rebellin 13th

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) has won the Amstel Gold Race. On the 13th place finished the race Davide Rebellin(CCC Polsat Polkowice).

On Easter Sunday, fans of cycling were invited to a great feast cycling, because that day was played the first of three Ardennes Classics – Amstel Gold Race . At the start of ” beer race ” stood headlamp world cycling of our countryman Michal Kwiatkowski ( Omega Pharma Quick Step ) and the team CCC Polsat Polkowice , who received an invitation to participate in this event .
Cyclists teams ‘orange’ took off in the composition of Davide Rebellin , Honkisz Adrian , Adrian Kurek , Maciej Paterski , Jaroslaw Marycz , Bartlomiej Matysiak , Marek Rutkiewicz and Luke Owsian . The leader Davide Rebellin team was that your account is no victory in this race , which suffered 2014
Route Amstel Gold Race conducted as usual routes of the province of Limburg with the famous driveway under Cauberg , where the meta race was fixed . On the 251 kilometer race from as many as 33 very ” rigid “, short driveways . Difficult route , long distance and numerous accidents caused that many riders did not complete the competition. There was no shortage of them also cyclists CCC Polsat Polkowice . As a result of accidents did not finish the race Marek Rutkiewicz , Adrian Honkisz and Adrian Kurek .
Despite this , during the competition on the route the race lacked ” orange ” accents . At the 20 kilometer , was associated with the escape of eight , which was initiated by Jaroslaw Marycz ( CCC Polsat Polkowice ) . With him went away again: Aleksej Lutsenko ( Astana ) , Christophe Riblon ( AG2R ) , Matej Mohoric ( Cannondale ) , Pirmin Lang (IAM ) , Pim Ligthart ( Lotto – Belisol ) , Nicola Boem ( Bardi ), Manuel Belletti ( Androni ) James Vanlandschoot ( Groupe Gobert shrouds ) and Preben Van Hecke ( Topsport Vlaanderen ) .
After driving 75 km route, the peloton was losing to them 13 minutes. Unfortunately , there was not much chance to escape this reunites the finish line. Strong pace imposed by the team Omega Pharma , Astana and Garmin , meant that for a few kilometers before the finish on the front of the peloton rode strongly depleted in which Davide Rebellin also filmed .
The victory in the race , as steadily for many years , decided the final 800 -meter uphill Cauberg . Just before the start of the driveway attacked Philippe Gilbert of team BMC Racing . As a two-time winner of the classic (2010 , 2011) in a perfectly played the final climb . He received several dozen most dangerous advantage over rivals and crossed the line alone becoming the third time winner of the Amstel Gold Race . He defeated Jellea Vanenderta ( Lotto Belisol ) and Simon Gerrans ( GreenEdge Orica ) . In fifth place finished Michal Kwiatkowski .