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Frank Schleck Takes Second at Amstel Gold

April 21, 2008

Team CSCs Frank Schleck (LUX) and his Zipp 404s took second place to Damiano Cunego (Lampre) at Amstel Gold in the Limburg region of the Netherlands. Schleck had this to say after the race: Of course I would have loved to win Amstel Gold Race again, but I'm happy with second place with the way the race developed. It was a very exclusive group of riders who were fighting for the victory, so it was a tense final. I tried four or five times before Cauberg, but they were keeping an eye on me, so there was only one chance left. Kim Andersen and Bjarne Riis told me to try an all in attack on the climb, and I'm sure I wouldn't have finished on the podium if I hadn't done that. Cunego was the fastest in the sprint, but I was able to make a difference on the climb after all. I'll be looking forward to the races next week and the race today pointed out for sure that both I and the team are very ready. For more information visit team CSC's website at www.team-csc.com

Photo courtesy of Tim De Waele