2011 Amstel Gold Race

Philippe Gilbert is to hilly classics what Fabian Cancellara is to flat classics. Gilbert won his second consequtive Amstel Gold race, quite easily, as he stormed past Andy Schleck, hunted down Joaquim Rodriguez and took the line first.

It looked as though the late surge by Joaquim Rodriguez on the Cauberg would be enough to secure the win as he can fly up a hill at fast as anyone, but somehow Gilbert found another gear.

2011 Amstel Gold Top Ten
1. Philippe Gilbert (Lotto)
2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)
3. Simon Gerrans (Sky)
4. Jacob Fugslang (Leopard)
5. Alexander Kolobnev (Katusha)
6. Oscar Freire (Rabobank)
7. Bjorn Leukemans (VacanSoleil)
8. Ben Hermans (Radioshack)
9. Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
10. Paul Martens (Rabobank)

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