Gasparotto Surprises With Win at Amstel Gold Race

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04/15/2012| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Team Astana's Enrico Gasparotto cheats Philippe Gilbert (Team BMC Racing) in the final meters of the Amstel Gold Race 2012. Jelle Vanendert of Team Lotto-Belisol finishes 2nd and Team Liquigas-Cannondale's Peter Sagan takes third. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Team Astana's Enrico Gasparotto cheats Philippe Gilbert (Team BMC Racing) in the final meters of the Amstel Gold Race 2012. Jelle Vanendert of Team Lotto-Belisol finishes 2nd and Team Liquigas-Cannondale's Peter Sagan takes third. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Gasparotto Surprises With Win at Amstel Gold Race

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) has stunned the cycling world with the biggest win of his career.

others. "I have always been working for the others in these races," he said. "In 2009, I was working for Damiano [Cunego], and I had my best legs that year. Today, I was following the wheels, because I knew I couldn't beat a guy like Sagan in a sprint. Luckily, I was kind of an underdog and BMC had to do the work to bring back Freire."

Many of today's riders will meet again in La Fleche Wallonne on Wednesday and in Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. Who will prosper in the Ardennes? Who will falter? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

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