Schachmann: Attack was my best chance at Amstel Gold Race

VALKENBURG, THE NETHERLANDS - APRIL 18 : during the UCI WorldTour 55th Amstel Gold Race cycling race with start and finish in Valkenburg on April 18, 2021 in Valkenburg, The Netherlands, 18/04/2021 ( Motordriver Kenny Verfaillie - Photo by Nico Vereecken / Photo News
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Max Schachmann (Bora-Hahnsgrohe), wasn’t prepared to sit in with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) in the finale of the Amstel Gold Race and hope to beat them in the sprint, preferring to attack in an attempt to get away in the last couple of kilometres. 

Van Aert and Pidcock had been part of a leading trio at De Brabantse Pijl, easily distancing Matteo Trentin ( (UAE Team Emirates) on the sprint to the line, and Schachmann didn’t want to wait and find himself in the same position on the long finishing straight of the Amstel Gold Race.

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