Philippe Gilbert beats Michal Kwiatkowski to victory at Amstel Gold Race

The Belgian champion continues his fine 2017 with a fourth victory in the Dutch Classic

Gilbert wins Amstel Gold Race 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) took a fourth career victory at the 2017 Amstel Gold Race, beating another former winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) in a two-up sprint for the line.

The pair had broken away from a leading group of seven riders on the final climb of the Bemelerberg, with none of the following riders Sergio Henao (Team Sky), Ion Izaguirre (Bahrain-Merida), Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott), José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) and Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) able to bridge the gap to join them.

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