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Skip ahead to about 50 seconds to see what happened to the 4-man lead group at the 1999 Amstel Gold Race. After 210km you’d be spewing, wouldn’t you? WARNING: Poor quality footage. Poorer decision-making by the motorbike/photographer.

The race named after a beer

Amstel. It’s a good beer. But a better race. The most important bike race in the Netherlands, in fact. Over the years, in my ignorance I’d always assumed this Ardennes Classic was named after the River Amstel, which runs through Amsterdam. But, no, it’s actually named quite straight-forwardly after the Dutch brewery of the same … More The race named after a beer