2008 Amstel Gold Race

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2008 Amstel Gold Race
2008 UCI ProTour, race 5 of 15
Race details
Date April 20
Distance 257.4 km (159.9 mi)
Winning time 6 h (39.05 km/h or 24.26 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Damiano Cunego (ITA) (Lampre)
Second  Fränk Schleck (LUX) (Team CSC)
Third  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)
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The 2008 Amstel Gold Race is the 43rd edition of the Amstel Gold Race classic cycle race and took place on April 20, 2008. It was held on a 257.4 kilometres (159.9 mi) course from Maastricht to Cauberg as the fifth event of the 2008 UCI ProTour. Italian rider Damiano Cunego of Lampre won the event after sprinting past Luxembourger Fränk Schleck of Team CSC in the final 200 metres. Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde of Caisse d'Epargne finished third.

Result[edit]

Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre 6h 35' 29" 40
2  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC s.t. 30
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 2" 25
4  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 2" 20
5  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank + 6" 15
6  Christian Pfannberger (AUT) Barloworld + 14" N/A
7  Serguei Ivanov (RUS) Astana + 18" 7
8  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 23" 5
9  Karsten Kroon (NED) Team CSC + 27" 3
10  Jérôme Pineau (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 45" 1

Individual 2008 UCI ProTour standings after race[edit]

As of April 20, 2008, after the 2008 Amstel Gold Race.[1] After winning the Amstel Gold Race, Damiano Cunego became the new leader of the 2008 UCI ProTour.

Rank Name Team Points
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre 73
2  André Greipel (GER) High Road 62
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 58
4  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank 52
5  Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick Step 50
6  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 45
7  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto 42
8  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 40
9  Nick Nuyens (BEL) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone 40
10  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Rabobank 35

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rankings as of 20.04.2008 updated after Amstel Gold RACE". UCI. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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