Enrico Gasporotto – don’t worry about remembering the name

Enrico Gasparotto is a rider who shows up during the Ardennes Classics and at pretty much no other time. He won Amstel Gold in 2012 and has just won it again with an attack on the final climb. For that 2012 win, he edged out Jelle Vanendert who falls into the same category. It’s almost not worth learning their names because after this week they’ll barely be seen again until this time next year.

Gasparotto has a whole bunch of top-ten finishes to his name in spring classics, but he’s never won a stage of a Grand Tour or finished higher than 60th in one overall. Vanendert did win a Tour de France stage in 2011, but is better known for being in the top ten or on the podium in April.

As far as I can tell, they each have two days’ work remaining for the whole of the rest of the year. The layabouts.


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