Gallery: Another photo-finish and a bit of late shine at the Amstel Gold Race

What about the men’s Amstel Gold Race in recent years? Mathieu van der Poel’s ridiculous victory in 2019. Last year’s photo-finish. And now another photo finish to decide the 2022 edition. It feels like there’s always something going on in the only men’s one-day WorldTour event in the Netherlands.

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

And of course, it wasn’t just the men racing the roads in the south of the Netherlands on Sunday. The women’s race also delivered its share of emotions, with a final push from Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) proving the winning move – the biggest victory to date for the 24-year-old Italian.

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

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