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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thoughts on “How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2010”
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.
For us nostalgia buffs, would you consider HTRWW for old classics like the 87 or 89 worlds?
Wonderful job, as usual. Thanks for taking the time to produce these videos!
Ya Ryder Go Canada!!!
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.
Once again, impressive job man.
Volcano or no, good race this year.
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.
Thanks Cosmo, well put together once again.
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