2011 Amstel Gold Race

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2011 Amstel Gold Race
2011 UCI World Tour, race 10 of 27
Race details
Date 17 April 2011
Distance 260.4 km (161.8 mi)
Winning time 6h 30' 44" (39.986 km/h or 24.846 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
Second  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)
Third  Simon Gerrans (AUS) (Team Sky)
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The 2011 Amstel Gold Race was the 46th running of the Amstel Gold Race, a single-day cycling race. It was held on 17 April 2011 over a distance of 260.4 kilometres (161.8 miles) and was the tenth race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

Omega Pharma-Lotto's Philippe Gilbert claimed victory for the second successive year after making a decisive move in the race's closing stages,[1] attacking the field on the final climb of the race – the 12% gradient Cauberg[2] – and thus becoming the first rider to win two Amstel Gold Races since Rolf Järmann won the race in 1993 and 1998. Gilbert also became only the second rider to win the race in consecutive years after Jan Raas' four consecutive victories between 1977 and 1980.[2] Team Katusha's Joaquim Rodríguez finished the race in second place, having been the last challenger to Gilbert on the Cauberg,[3] with the podium completed by Team Sky rider Simon Gerrans.

Results[edit]

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Cyclist Team Time World Tour
Points
1  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6h 30' 44" 80
2  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 2" 60
3  Simon Gerrans (AUS) Team Sky + 4" 50
4  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Leopard Trek + 5" 40
5  Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) Team Katusha + 5" 30
6  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank + 5" 22
7  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM + 7" 14
8  Ben Hermans (BEL) Team RadioShack + 18" 10
9  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 19" 6
10  Paul Martens (GER) Rabobank + 26" 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-round show helps Gilbert defend Amstel Gold Race". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Reuters. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b MacLeary, John (17 April 2011). "Philippe Gilbert becomes first Belgian to win back-to-back titles in Holland". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (17 April 2011). "Rodriguez fooled by Gilbert in Amstel Gold Race". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gilbert repeats at Amstel Gold Race". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 17 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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