Amstel Gold Race 2017: The cunning and guile of Philippe Gilbert

Starting Ardennes Week off with a bang, Philippe Gilbert and Michal Kwiatkowski rode under the flamme rouge together with time in hand to play cat-and-mouse until PhilGil, seemingly too far back after Kwiat’s final attack, went right past the Sky rider, turned to look at him, then gave a cheeky smile and began to celebrate as he rolled over the line to take his fourth Amstel title. Third step of the podium went to Orica-Scott’s Michael Albasini. 
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Tweets of the Week: Sad sighs and Roubaix stories

It is with a few sad sighs that I put this week’s Tweets together. Sad sigh for the end of my favourite part of the season – once the dust settles at Roubaix, I feel a sense of overwhelming ennui. And a heartfelt sigh as we said goodbye to the greatest Classics rider, possibly of all time, Tom Boonen. We’ll be doing a special post about that soon (#StayAlert!) but today, we have the Stories of Roubaix – bits and pieces I’ve picked up over the weekend from Twitter. For me, it’s often what happens behind the leaders that are the most interesting stories. Enjoy!
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