Matthews defeated on the Cauberg in Amstel Gold Race

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) says he couldn’t have done any better in the finish of the Amstel Gold Race after using up the last of his energy stores trying to hold on up the Cauberg. The Australian held on admirably to BMC's Philippe Gilbert on the final climb of the day, and looked like he was set for victory but was overhauled by Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the final 50 metres.

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