Lampre-Merida bet on Rui Costa for a breakaway win at Amstel Gold

In all of the talks about favourites for Amstel Gold Race, Rui Costa has been largely looked over. An escape artist on a bike, if the rumoured tailwind comes good on Sunday then the former world champion would be a hard man to beat if he got away. Costa will be leading Lampre-Merida following a strong performance in the Tour of the Basque Country last week, and his team have every faith in him to bring home the win.

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