In a golden edition of the 50th anniversary of the Amstel Gold Race, Michal Kwiatkowski played it as cool as a cucumber on the Cauberg to deliver his first win in the rainbow jersey. Alejandro Valverde claimed second, with Michael Mathews holding on for third.
Richie Porte boxed mighty clever, never burnt his matches and, without ever winning a stage, picked up decisive bonus seconds to seize the leader’s jersey on Friday and hang oto it until the finish. It was a fiercely contested race decided by a handful of seconds. Alejandro Valverde and Domenico Pozzovivo rounded out the podium. Continue reading