Amstel Gold Race (April 10)

Mikaël Chérel : « I know the roads by heart »

« This is my tenth participation in the Amstel Gold Race and I am still happy to take part. This year, the race was placed between the Tour of Flanders (April 3) and Paris-Roubaix (April 17). So, the level will be even higher than usual. It is launching two weeks of Ardennes classics with La Flèche Brabançonne (April 13), La Flèche Wallonne (April 20) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (April 24) where my objective will be to support our leaders as well as possible, in particular Benoît Cosnefroy. The Amstel Gold Race is a race that suits him perfectly, even if I am nostalgic for the years with the arrival at the top of the Cauberg. It would have been even better for him then. I will make sure to position him in the best place possible throughout the race. These are very small roads and with the experience I have gained in the past years, I know them by heart.»Mikaël


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Starting at 14.00 on Friday, the riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM will recon the last fifty kilometers of the Amstel Gold Race.