World Race Champion Michel Kwiatowski (Etixx - Quick-Step) proved himself the strongest in the final sprint atop the Cauberg to take the 2015 Amstel Gold Race. The Polish rider was followed by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michael Matthews (Orica Gre
John Degenkolb (TGA) became the first German since Josef Fischer in1896 to win the Queen of Classics and the first man since Sean Kelly in 1986 to achieve the Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix double in the same year.
Katusha's Alexander Kristoff became the first Norwegian to win Flanders, a dream held since a young boy. The victory is his tenth of the season and came after dropping Niki Terpstra ((Etixx – Quick Step) after a final kilometre two-up sprint.
The 2015 Friends Life Tour of Britain starting with the first Grand Depart in Wales will include a stage start in Edinburgh, the toughest summit finish and a radically overhauled route for the criterium finish in London.