Who are the bookies’ favourites to win the Amstel Gold Race 2019?

Five former winners will take the start line, but who will win the first of the Ardennes Classics this year?

Amstel Gold Race 2017 (Marel Van Hoorn/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Amstel Gold Race opens up the Ardennes Classics before we head on to La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Taking place on Sunday April 21 2019, the 263km course is always fiercely raced, with short, punchy climbs littered throughout the day.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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