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Hoogerland and Van Dijk win the Amstel Curacao Race

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The podium of the 2013 Amstel Curcao Race

The podium of the 2013 Amstel Curcao Race (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Bakelants jumps away

Bakelants jumps away (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Ellen van Dijk at the start of the race

Ellen van Dijk at the start of the race (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Jan Bakelants needs to work on his tan lines

Jan Bakelants needs to work on his tan lines (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Boy Van Poppel

Boy Van Poppel (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Bernard Hinault gets ready to dive

Bernard Hinault gets ready to dive (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Scuba diving classes

Scuba diving classes (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Warren Barguil makes a spalsh

Warren Barguil makes a spalsh (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Captain Jan Bakelants

Captain Jan Bakelants (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Jan Bakelants as you have never seen before

Jan Bakelants as you have never seen before (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Warren Barguil takes to the water

Warren Barguil takes to the water (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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The former Tour winners show off their yellow jerseys

The former Tour winners show off their yellow jerseys (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Barguil leads on a rise

Barguil leads on a rise (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Van Dijk leads the peloton

Van Dijk leads the peloton (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Hinault helps out Bakelants

Hinault helps out Bakelants (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Johnny Hoogerland goes on the attack

Johnny Hoogerland goes on the attack (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Johnny Hoogerland wins the Amstel Curacao Race

Johnny Hoogerland wins the Amstel Curacao Race (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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johnny Hoogerland enjoys his late-season victory

johnny Hoogerland enjoys his late-season victory (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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The women in action

The women in action (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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The podium of the Amstel Curacao Race

The podium of the Amstel Curacao Race (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)
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Bernard Hinault and Jan Janssen on the beach

Bernard Hinault and Jan Janssen on the beach (Image credit: Amstel Curcao Race)

Dutch national champion Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) and women’s world time trial champion Ellen Van Dijk (Lululemon-Specialized) enjoyed some success while enjoying a holiday on the Caribbean island of Curacao, with a victory in the Amstel Curacao Race.

Hoogerland announced he will ride for Androni Giocattoli in 2014 but gave Vacansoleil-DCM one last win, crossing the line alone after just over two hours of racing with a group of fellow European professionals and local riders.

Jan Bakelants (Radioshack-Leopard) finished second, 16 seconds behind Hoogerland, with Curacao-born professional Marc De Maar (United Healthcare) third at 19 seconds.

Van Dijk beat four other riders in a sprint to win the women’s race.

Before the racing, the riders, including other professionals Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) Boy Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM), Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) and former Tour de France winners Bernhard Hinault, Jan Janssen, Joop Zoetemelk, and Pedro Delgado enjoyed some time in the sea and scuba diving after showing off their yellow jerseys.

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