Amstel Gold 2012 – How The Race Was Won

Apr 16 2012

Another new course this spring, though certainly nothing on par with Flanders’ change-up. Despite the re-worked parcours, this one unfolded sleepily, feeling at points like a Tour de France sprint stage. But comic relief at the back, some lively riding as the break wore down and an attack from a very surprising source set the stage for a fantastic finale.


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Fancy that, naming something awesome (a bike race) after your product. To think that there are still a) unbranded products and b) products advertised with banner ads—boggles the mind, does it not?

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20 Responses to “Amstel Gold 2012 – How The Race Was Won”

  1. Sean April 16, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    How’d you get Jeff Bridges to voice the boss? Must have cost a lot of beer.

  2. James April 16, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Glad to see you back in rhythm Cosmo

  3. Peter April 16, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Thank you Velonews for bringing back HTRWW :D
    I was surprised to see Freire launch that attack, but hey Katousha needed to do something from the distance, they simply had too many good riders to go out without a show.

  4. Chris April 16, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks Cosmo – another gem. No one covers this stuff half as well as you.

  5. colin April 16, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Dude, the fact that you know banner ads exists proves that they still make an impression on some level.

    Freire-lookback counter was amazing.

  6. Bal April 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Great work Cosmo! These videos are cycling gems and I’m glad they’re back. Thank you.

  7. paul April 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    brilliant. thanks!

  8. Don April 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Glad you’re doing these videos again! Hope you’re getting some sleep too.

  9. Thomas April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Glad to see you’re back to posting HTRWW. Missed it!! Velonews version was lame!

  10. twistedsquid April 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    awesome as usual…the original and best htrww…friere looking over his shoulder was brilliant…keep up the great work cosmo!

  11. Rainbow April 17, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    I’ve hesitated to comment, but now you are truly back to your best.it didn’t take long but the cream tastes so good.no more veloblues.

  12. funny April 17, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Excellent. Thanks.

  13. Torben Putkonen April 17, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    No exciting moves in the race this time, but still an entertaining video.

    A small technical issue, though. I can hear static behind your voice which stops quite abruptly when there is a pause in narration. It is a bit distracting.

  14. jerome April 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    top stuff cosmo, good to see the comeback go through to the ardennes classics :)

  15. Tim April 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Great video! Bought the Jens! mug so I can drink coffee to stay awake to read all your posts and laugh at your videos.

  16. Nathan April 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    The “how do you know he is a sprinter?” comment was so funny I laughed out loud. Good job.

  17. Adam April 19, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    1:17 to 1:40 is ultimate lol
    how did Lotto get away with it?

  18. Larry T. April 20, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    Great stuff! Keep it coming! You’re up there with Toto in my book, maybe better?

  19. Wheatthins April 24, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Great Stuff; Keep em comming. What about a “Cosmo talks tactics” series. Could discuss a variety of issues…headbutting. crashing. descending…lots of fun ideas

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