10 from the Amstel Gold Race. This race may be relatively younger than all of the important Spring Classics, but it is a good, and difficult race. The start list was impressive - with 3 current world champions, Rui Costa (Road), Tony Martin (TT), and Matej Mohoric (U23). This is not including many other talented riders also starting.
Tifosi - among the words used to describe supporters or fans, I like the Italian one the most. The word, tifosi, derives from the word tifo, in English, typhus. Symptoms of contracting typhus include fever, delirium, and rashes. In some ways not that different from going crazy about a sport or team one loves. The tifosi of cycling add much colour and character to the sport. They are young and old. Come with flags or not. Often looking for the best vantage point they can find. Even police officers on duty cannot resist getting some memorabilia when they can. In between the transition from the Cobbled classics to the Ardennes classics, this is a toast to the fantastic supporters of the cobbled classics.