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Amstel Gold Race 2019

Van der Poel takes shock win at 2019 Amstel Gold Race

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) delivered a surprising win at the 2019 Amstel Gold Race, singlehandedly chafing down a dangerous three-rider move in the losing kilometres and then winning the sprint after the escapees were reeled in just metres from the finish line. 

The 24-year-old cyclo-cross world champion beat Simon Clarke (EF Education First) and escapee Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to take his fifth win of the season.

When the chasers latched onto the leaders inside 100 metres to go, the young Dutchman stayed on the front and led out the sprint, denying any attempts to come around him and talking the only Dutch Classic in the Dutch national champion's jersey.

2019 Amstel Gold Race Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon - Circus6:28:18
2Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First0
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck - Quick - Step0
5Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora - Hansgrohe0
6Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0
7Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC Team0
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama - FDJ0
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0
10Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton - Scott