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Ivanov seals Amstel one-day win


Sergei Ivanov won the Amstel Gold Race one-day classic in the Netherlands, finishing ahead of Karsten Kroon.

Third behind the Russian winner in the prestigious 257km event was another Dutch rider, Robert Gesink.

Last year's winner Damiano Cunego of Italy was fifth, while 2006 champion Frank Schleck suffered a serious crash.

Luxembourg's Schleck and Australian Matthew Lloyd fell with 70km to go and were both fitted with surgical collars before being taken to hospital.

Ivanov, 34, surpassed his previous best result in the race from Maastricht to Valkenburg, having been runner-up in 2002.

Amstel Gold Race results:

1. Sergei Ivanov (Rus/Katyusha) 6hrs 38mins 46secs

2. Karsten Kroon (Ned/Saxo Bank)


3. Robert Gesink (Ned/Rabobank)

4. Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Silence-Lotto)

5. Damiano Cunego (Ita/Lampre)

6. Christophe Riblon (Fra/AG2R)

7. Simon Gerrans, (Aus/Cerlevo)

8. Nick Nuyens (Bel/Rabobank)

9. Christian Pfannberger (Aut/Katyusha)

10. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank)

see also
Cobbles and hills
03 Mar 09 |  Cycling
Cunego sprints to Amstel Gold win
21 Apr 08 |  Cycling
Schleck pulls off Amstel surprise
16 Apr 06 |  Cycling

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