Ivanov takes Russia’s first Amstel Gold

Sergei Ivanov Amstel Gold 2009

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Sergei Ivanov of the Katusha team has taken a solo win in the Amstel Gold Race, outclassing two Dutch riders, Karsten Kroon (SaxoBank) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank), in the Netherlands' biggest Classic.

The three riders finished just a handful of seconds ahead of the main peloton after breaking away with around 12 kilometres to go.

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