Schleck Wins Amstel Gold Race
One day after his 26th birthday, Frank Schleck (CSC) has given himself and his team a gift.
Today I was up front again and was lucky enough to have Karsten Kroon providing me with invaluable help. Winning the Amstel Gold Race is a big deal and I would like to thank the entire team,? said a teary Fr?nk Schleck immediately after the race.
?Frank took an impressive victory thanks to brilliant tactics and perfect team work,? CSC director Bjarne Riis told Roadcycling.com. ?When we had two riders up front after Keutenberg, I knew anything was possible and everything did indeed work out for us. This was teamwork to perfection ? especially Karsten was a big help--and it's a fantastic triumph for Fr?nk, who has developed enormously and reached a level where he's capable of winning a big classic. I predict him the winner of more races like this. We've won two classics within a week and it's definitely a huge milestone for our team.?
Many of the riders who did battle in the Amstel Gold Race will meet again at