Amstel Gold Race 2016

April 17, 2016, Maastrict, Netherlands, Road - WorldTour

Enrico Gasparotto gave the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team a huge result when he took an emotional victory in the Amstel Gold Race, the second of the Italian's career.

The 34-year-old leapt away with Tinkoff's Michael Valgren on the final ascent of the Cauberg, and then patiently waited behind the Dane into the headwind, gambling that they could hold off the charging peloton behind. Gasparotto then easily out-sprinted his younger rival.

It was an enormous turn-around for the Dutch team, who spent the past few weeks mourning the death of Antoine Demoitié from the incident in Gent-Wevelgem.

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) took the sprint for third.

2016 Amstel Gold Race start list  |  2015 Amstel Gold Race  |  2014 Amstel Gold Race

2016 Amstel Gold Race Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert6:18:02 
2Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:04 
4Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
7Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
8Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
9Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
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