Gallery: Another photo finish and some late brilliance at the Amstel Gold Race

by Matt de Neef

photography by Kristof Ramon, Getty Images and Cor Vos

What is it about the men’s Amstel Gold Race in the past few years? Mathieu van der Poel’s ridiculous win in 2019. Last year’s photo finish. And now another photo finish to decide the 2022 edition. It feels like there’s always something happening in the Netherlands’ only one-day WorldTour event for men.

Sunday’s 56th edition of the men’s race ended with a desperate lunge for the line from two riders: Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën) and 2015 winner Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers). Cosnefroy was announced the winner, but that decision was soon overturned, with Kwiatkowski taking the spoils. High drama in Valkenburg.

And of course it wasn’t just the men racing on the roads of the Netherlands’ south on Sunday. The women’s race, too, delivered its share of excitement, with a last-gasp surge from Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) proving the winning move – the biggest win yet for the 24-year-old Italian.

It’s the eighth edition of the women’s Amstel Gold Race that kicks off our gallery today, followed by images from the men’s race. The photos you see below appear courtesy of Kristof Ramon, Getty Images, and Cor Vos.

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