Astana stage multi-headed attack on Amstel Gold Race

Amstel Gold Race 2012 winner Enrico Gasparotto will be part of a hydra-like multi-headed group of attackers on the Netherland’s premier Classic for the Astana squad, the team’s sports director Stefano Zanini told Cyclingnews on the eve of the race. As Zanini points out, Gasparotto is just one of several contenders in Astana who are capable of waging a strong battle for the Kazakh outfit.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.