2012 Amstel Gold Race

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2012 Amstel Gold Race
2012 UCI World Tour, race 11 of 28
Amstel Gold Race 2012.jpg
Race details
Date 15 April 2012
Distance 256.5 km (159.4 mi)
Winning time 6h
Results
Winner  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) (Astana)
Second  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) (Lotto–Belisol)
Third  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
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2013

The 2012 Amstel Gold Race was the 47th running of the Amstel Gold Race, a single-day cycling race. It was held on 15 April 2012 over a distance of 256.5 kilometres (159.4 miles) and was the eleventh race of the 2012 UCI World Tour season.

The race was won by Astana rider Enrico Gasparotto after outsprinting several of his rivals to the finish on the Cauberg; it was his first Classics victory,[1] and the first by an Italian rider in a one-day classic since Damiano Cunego won the 2008 Giro di Lombardia.[2] Second place went to Lotto–Belisol's Jelle Vanendert,[3] while Peter Sagan rounded out the podium placings for the Liquigas–Cannondale team.[4] Two-time defending race winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) finished in the same time as Sagan, but was classified in sixth place.[5]

Teams[edit]

As the Amstel Gold Race was a UCI World Tour event, all 18 UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Six other squads were given wildcard places into the race,[6][7][8] and as such, formed the event's 24-team peloton.

The 24 teams that competed in the race were:[9]

Results[edit]

[10]

Rider Team Time World Tour
Points
1  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana 6h 32' 35" 80
2  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Lotto–Belisol s.t. 60
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 2" 50
4  Óscar Freire (ESP) Team Katusha + 2" 40
5  Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 2"
6  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 2" 22
7  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 2" 14
8  Fabian Wegmann (GER) Garmin–Barracuda + 4" 10
9  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 4" 6
10  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 4" 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gasparotto surprises favourites to claim Amstel Gold". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. Reuters. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Italy's Enrico Gasparotto wins Amstel Gold Race". Google News. Google Inc. Agence France-Presse. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Wynn, Nigel (15 April 2012). "Gasparotto wins Amstel Gold Race". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Atkins, Ben (15 April 2012). "Enrico Gasparotto takes a thrilling victory in the Amstel Gold Race". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gasparotto wins Amstel stunner". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Amstel Gold Race wildcards announced". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "RusVelo, Europcar nab final Amstel Gold wildcards". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "RusVelo loses Amstel Gold Race invite". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Amstel Gold Race 2012 start list". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking #10 – Amstel Gold Race (NED/UWT)". Union Cycliste Internationale. Infostrada Sports. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

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