How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2010

Apr 19 2010

I’ve got to admit, after almost a decade, this business of Amstel Gold finishing on the Cauberg is starting to grow on me. A relaxed early tempo gives way to all sorts of fun attacks and just a bit of tactical resilience in the closing kilometers. And while I have a horrible feeling that we may have just traded one one-day tyrant for another, it was exciting to see someone other than Fabian Cancellara take a win.

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(Contains many photos most of which are licensed for free use, and footage from NOS Sport.)

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8 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2010”

  1. Al 19 April 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Another great report, Cosmo.

    Is it just me, or is Sergei Ivanov turning into a big time breakaway threat? I’m still impressed by his stage win in the Tour last year – you know, the “Hincapie got robbed” stage? It’s nice to see a real headbanger leave it all on the road like that.

  2. bbypy 19 April 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    For us nostalgia buffs, would you consider HTRWW for old classics like the 87 or 89 worlds?

  3. Ken Y. 19 April 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Wonderful job, as usual. Thanks for taking the time to produce these videos!

  4. Ben P 19 April 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Ya Ryder Go Canada!!!

  5. Chip 19 April 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Excellent! Love the literary – and more often than not funny – flourishes that imbue your commentary. If you learn to do this extemporaneously, Cosmo, you could be the next Phil Liggett! I always look forward to the HTRWW, and appreciate your time and effort.

  6. il Professore 19 April 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Once again, impressive job man.

    Volcano or no, good race this year.

  7. James Jordan 20 April 2010 at 1:36 am #


    your commentary nearly got me into the deepest trouble at work. 🙂

    Between your comments on Boonen missing the break at PR and your latest effort had me siniggering under my breath when I should have been working.

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Psychlist 26 April 2010 at 3:07 am #

    Thanks Cosmo, well put together once again.

    (My understanding is that Jacob Fuglsang’s surname is
    pronounced “Fool-sang”.)

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