For the second time in his career, Spain's Alberto Contador (Astana) won the Amstel Curaçao Race in the Netherlands Antilles. The two-time Tour de France champion attacked his two breakaway companions, Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) and Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), just prior to the finish and soloed to victory. Tour de France green jersey winner Hushovd outsprinted Dutch road champion Moerenhout moments later to round out the podium.
Moerenhout launched the winning move when he attacked on the Juliana Bridge and was joined by Contador and Hushovd.
The sprint for fourth place was won by Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) ahead of Kenny van Hummel (Skil-Shimano) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC).
|1||Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana|
|2||Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam|
|3||Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank|
|4||Mark Cavendish (GBr) Columbia-HTC|
|5||Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano|
|6||Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Columbia-HTC|
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