Michal Kwiatkowski was edged on the line by Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) as he came agonisingly close to winning his second Amstel Gold Race.
What can I say? I was beaten by a great champion, congratulations Philippe
"It was a great race, but I'm not satisfied with the result.
"But what can I say? I was beaten by a great champion, congratulations Philippe."
"I am very happy with the team's performance, with an effort put by Sergio Henao. We were very motivated to win today.
He concluded: "All is not lost, just delayed."
1. Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) 6:31:40
2. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) s.t.
3. Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott) +10"
4. Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) s.t.
5. Jose Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
6. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) s.t.