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 adsโ€”boggles the mind, does it not?

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

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

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

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

    Glad to see you back in rhythm Cosmo

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

    Thank you Velonews for bringing back HTRWW ๐Ÿ˜€
    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 16 April 2012 at 11:13 am #

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

  5. colin 16 April 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 16 April 2012 at 1:39 pm #

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

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

    brilliant. thanks!

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

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

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

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

  10. twistedsquid 16 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Excellent. Thanks.

  13. Torben Putkonen 17 April 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 17 April 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    top stuff cosmo, good to see the comeback go through to the ardennes classics ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Tim 17 April 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 17 April 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 19 April 2012 at 8:19 am #

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

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

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

  19. Wheatthins 24 April 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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