To the Top (8): Dreaming of Flanders
15 November 2013

2013 Overview

Andrey Amador. A Costa Rican. Shining on the cobbles. That terrain you seldom handle if not conquered since your childhood. Roads which seem like a cord into a pocket. 100 meters short for a never-seen Blue podium in Gent-Wevelgem

It had never happened for Movistar Team to excel in the pavé the way it did with the ‘Tico’ during an exciting month of March. The physical references from Andrey were already promising: third in the final ITT of Tirreno-Adriatico, only behind Tony Martin and now-teammate Adriano Malori. But the unexpected was bound to happen ten days later, in a Sunday of rapid heartbeat.

Amador made part of the decisive selection. It was soon clear that neither of his companions would fight for victories: a superior Peter Sagan went solo after the last cobbled sections and left the rest with an imaginary silver at stake. Amador tried his way across with one kilometer left. A finisseur action. Almost productive. Eventually 10th, his performance still not forgotten. 

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