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Chris Froome: Van der Poel is very impressiveVisconti also hails Dutchman as symbol of generational change
Like father, like son: Mathieu van der Poel's Amstel Gold Race win mirrors Adrie's 1990 triumph'When I won there were also two men in front. But he is stronger than me'
Lefevere highly impressed by Amstel Gold winner Van der Poel'He's proved that he doesn't need a team – not yet' says Deceuninck-QuickStep manager
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) Team||Result|
|1||Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon - Circus||6:28:18|
|2||Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First||0|
|3||Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team||0|
|4||Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck - Quick - Step||0|
|5||Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora - Hansgrohe||0|
|6||Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal||0|
|7||Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC Team||0|
|8||Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama - FDJ||0|
|9||Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||0|
|10||Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton - Scott||Row 9 - Cell 2|
Amstel Gold Race 2019
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