German wins Amstel Gold cycle race

Germany’s Stefan Schumacher won Dutch cycling’s most prestigious race, the 252 km Amstel Gold, on Sunday in six hours, 11 minutes and 49 seconds. Holland’s Michael Boogerd, who is to retire at the end of this season, was fifth.

Three people, a spectator and two traffic wardens, were injured in car accidents during the race which is held in Limburg, reports ANP news service.
Later in the day, police were called in to sort out disturbances on the Grendepein in Valkenburg. One person was arrested and four were fined for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

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