Astana Pro Team started the week of the Ardennes classics claiming a beautiful podium at the Amstel Gold Race. Entirely equipped with Northwave Extreme Pro shoes, the Kazakh squad grazed success in the Dutch event with Dane Jakob Fuglsang, third on the finish line behind winner Mathieu Van der Poel and Aussie Simon Clarke.
With 35 Km to go, Fuglsang moved on the attack together with Julian Alaphilippe, forming the same breakaway duo seen at Strade Bianche.
However, the duo was not able to stay clear and Michal Kwiatkowski, followed by Van der Poel group, reached the escapees in the last kilometer. At that point, Van der Poel launched his impressive sprint, winning the home race.
Another Northwave rider, Italian Alessandro De Marchi (CCC Team), finished seventh.
After racing Amstel Gold Race, Fuglsang will face the Fleche Wallonne of Wednesday April 24th and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, scheduled Sunday April 28th.