Sunday, November 4, 2007
Contador tops season finale in Caribbean
2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of Discovery Channel is back on top of the podium after winning the Amstel Curaçao Race in the Netherlands Antilles. The 24 year-old Spaniard, recent winner of the ACP championships, took victory after 80 kilometres of race over Dutchman Thomas Dekker (Rabobank) and Luxemburger Andy Schleck (Team CSC).
Dutch mountain biker Bart Brentjens took fourth ahead of 2005 winner Tom Boonen (Quick.Step - Innergetic) and Andy Schleck's older brother, Fränk, also of Team CSC. 160 riders competed in the criterium style race while in Curaçao for an end-of-season vacation.
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel
2 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
4 Bart Brentjens (Ned) Team Dolphin
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step - Innergetic
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank