2017 Amstel Gold Race

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2017 Amstel Gold Race
2017 UCI World Tour, race 16 of 37
Race details
Dates 16 April 2017
Stages 1
Distance 264.6 km (164.4 mi)
Winning time 6h 31' 40"
Results
  Winner  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Second  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (Team Sky)
  Third  Michael Albasini (SUI) (Orica–Scott)
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The 2017 Amstel Gold Race was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 16 April. It was the 52nd edition of the Amstel Gold Race and the sixteenth event of the 2017 UCI World Tour.[1][2]

It was won for the fourth time by Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors), defeating Team Sky's Michał Kwiatkowski in a two-up sprint finish.[3] Michael Albasini from Orica–Scott completed the podium, leading home a small group ten seconds in arrears of the lead duo.[4] Gilbert's win, coupled with a win two weeks prior at the Tour of Flanders, made him the third rider to win both races in the same year – after Eddy Merckx and Jan Raas.[5]

After a 14-year hiatus, there was also a women's version of the Amstel Gold Race of 121 km, following the same parcours. This race was won by Anna van der Breggen.[6]

Teams[edit]

As the Amstel Gold Race was a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI WorldTeams were invited automatically and obliged to enter a team in the race. Six UCI Professional Continental teams competed, completing the 24-team peloton.[7]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Result[edit]

Results men's race[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors 6h 31' 40"
2  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 0"
3  Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–Scott + 10"
4  Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 10"
5  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team + 10"
6  Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky + 10"
7  Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 14"
8  Michael Gogl (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 10"
9  Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 1' 11"
10  Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 1' 11"
Results women's race
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3h 15' 57"
2  Elizabeth Deignan (GBR) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam + 55"
3  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) WM3 Pro Cycling + 55"
4  Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) Orica Scott Women + 55"
5  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 55"
6  Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women + 1' 02"
7  Amy Pieters (NED) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam + 1' 51"
8  Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FRA) Canyon SRAM Racing + 1' 51"
9  Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team + 1' 51"
10  Ellen Van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb Women + 1' 51"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCI expands WorldTour to 37 events". Cycling News. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The UCI reveals expanded UCI WorldTour calendar for 2017". UCI. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Windsor, Richard (16 April 2017). "Philippe Gilbert beats Michal Kwiatkowski to victory at Amstel Gold Race". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Fletcher, Patrick (16 April 2017). "Gilbert wins Amstel Gold Race". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Torfs, Michaël (16 April 2017). "Sizzling Gilbert makes it four in Dutch Limburg". Deredactie.be. Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Braverman, Jessi (16 April 2017). "Van der Breggen wins women's Amstel Gold Race". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  7. ^ MacLeary, John (15 April 2017). "Amstel Gold Race 2017: When is the race, what TV channel is it on, starting list and our 10 riders to watch?". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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