The 2015 Amstel Gold Race through the lens of Kristof Ramon

by Matt de Neef

Here at CyclingTips we’re lucky to be able to work with some of the best cycling photographers in the world. It’s always a joy to pore over the dozens and dozens of photos that come our way after the big races, seeing the little details we missed while watching the coverage on TV.

Belgian photographer Kristof Ramon is one such purveyor of fine images and he was at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, capturing another set of photos which tell the story of the day. We’ve added in a handful of photos from our photo agency Cor Vos as well — it’s hard for one photographer to be everywhere and capture every interesting moment!

By now you probably know how the race unfolded. In brief: there were numerous breakaways and escape groups throughout the day, but it all came back together on approach to the final climb: the Cauberg. As predicted, the race exploded on that short but steep rise, leading to the formation of an 18-rider lead group. World champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick-Step) emerged victorious after a well-timed sprint.

If you’d like to read more, follow the links for a full race report and results and for our analysis of the race. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the following gallery courtesy of Kristof Ramon and Cor Vos.

Brief results

Amstel Gold Race (1.UWT) Maastricht → Berg en Terblijt

KWIATKOWSKI Michał Etixx - Quick Step
VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar Team
MATTHEWS Michael Orica GreenEDGE

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