Armstrong surrenders to Van der Poel after the Amstel: "The best race I've ever seen"

The American cyclist surrendered to the great comeback of the Dutch to get the victory in the Amstel Gold Race in a final for the story.


The impressive victory of Mathieu van der Poel in the Amstel Gold Race continues to garner praise inside and outside the peloton after his spectacular display and demonstrated power to overcome the disadvantage he had with the head of race.

One of the most astonished was left with the The Dutch cyclist's triumph was Lance Armstrong: "Today's Amstel Gold Race was the best bike race I've ever seen, absolutely amazing! Congratulations Mathieu Van der Poel!" , put the former American cyclist in his account of Twitter.

Armstrong was reaffirmed in his podcast that recorded later after the dispute of the Amstel Gold Race and in which analyzed the race. "I have seen many races and I have also seen many runners, but I had never seen anything like this" , exclaimed the Texan, winner of 7 Tour de France from which he was stripped after admitting that he had doped.

Armstrong has not he was the only cyclist to show his astonishment at the Van der Poel phenomenon. Before the Arrow of Brabant the Belgian Oliver Naesen joked about the fact that he was supposed to compete with the Dutch and, after the Amstel Gold Race other riders like Marcel Sieberg have joked about his retirement. "Please, Mathieu Van der Poel, stop competing on the road, maybe you should run on cyclocross and MTB. Anyway, after the end of yesterday no one wants you, thanks to you, our sport seems easier. you are ".

Other runners like Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez, José Antonio Hermida or Luis Ángel Maté have also taken the opportunity to claim more prominence for the ciclocrós and the ability to alternate numerous disciplines.



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