This week the Spring Classics head away from the cobbles of Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris Roubaix and into the hills of the Limburg region of Holland. Tomorrow's edition of the Amstel Gold Race will also likely mean that the hard men who dominated those races (Boonen, Cancellara, Devolder, Ballan and Hincapie) will take a back seat to riders who can power their way over Amstel's leg breakers. You've got to like David Rebellin's chances. His form seems to be decent and he knows how to win these races (Amstel, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege). Amstel is also well suited to Damiano Cunego and his performance at Pais Vasco, taking Stage 6 on his way to an impressive fourth place overall, shows he has the form to win. Kim Kirchen might also be a factor after taking two stages and finishing seventh at Pais Vasco (and you've got to like anyone named Kim). My money's on Cunego to come up with the goods.
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