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 .