Schumacher Eneco 06

13 stitches in one knee after a crash in the Tour of the Basque Country did not stop Stefan Schumacher from winning the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday - a race he did not even want to start.

The 25-year-old German took off from a seven-man break with less than three kilometres to go and then pounded up the final climb of the Cauberg alone for his first ever win in a major Classic.

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