How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2013

Apr 15 2013

Did a course tweak just work out? Certainly the race-winning move employed the aggression and pluck that had been missing from the (successful) attacks in previous editions. And the cast of characters battling at the front brought some new names and new faces to the fore.

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Also, I could have spent all day riffing on the technical errors in the race video production—bad or absent time checks, cameras missing important attacks, and a 5 minute gap in the production feed covered sloppily by 60fps replays—which, honestly, were of such irrelevant things that I wondered a if the producers had ever seen a bike race before.

But I didn’t do that—the race was too good to short-change.

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4 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2013”

  1. cgb 15 April 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    This is very accurate

  2. Jeffrey Swainhart 15 April 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Your race commentary is beyond awesome. Always worth a second look. Thanks.

  3. Kirk Preston 16 April 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Great job as always.

  4. rainbow 17 April 2013 at 5:06 am #

    Its about time Lance(now that he is some what cashed up) bought Paul a genuine Sam Maloof rocking chair in red cherry wood hand signed by the master, circa 1999. This will allow Mr Kimmage to relax in his dotage and reflect on his glory days, past, and future…..

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