Amstel Gold Race 2013; Accent Jobs – Wanty given wildcard
Leo van Vliet has issued a further
wildcard place to Belgian team Pro-continental Accent Jobs-Wanty,
meaning they will take to the start line for the 48th edition of the
Amstel Gold Race.
Sports director Steven de Neef has
named Staff Scheirinckx as team leader for the only Dutch cycling
classic. Scheirinckx has just recovered from a broken collarbone, which
he sustained in a fall in February during the first stage of the Tour of
The rest of the squad includes Steven
Caethoven, Degand Thomas, Jerome Gilbert (the younger brother of
Philippe), Gregory Habeaux, Will Routley, Nicolas Vogondy and Stefan van
Dijk. Reserves are Davy Commeyne and Jurgen van Goolen.
Five teams had already been given
wildcard places for Amstel Gold Race 2013. Crelan-Euphony, Topsport
Vlaanderen-Baloise, I AM Cycling, Team Netapp Endura and Team Europcar
will race. Russian squad Katusha had also been offered a place but
became automatic qualifiers when their World Tour status was confirmed.