Kwiatkowski and Cavalli Win the Amstel Gold Race and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here, and so is our news from the world of cycling. So, what did you miss?

Marta Cavalli’s attack

The former Italian champion emerged from the leading group of eight riders and rode solo for the final 1.8 km to win it by four seconds in the end. Cavalli timed the attack perfectly and left the likes of van Vleuten (Movistar) and Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) behind. Demi Vollering (SD Worx) finished second for the second time in a row. Liane Lippert (DSM) crossed the line as third.

Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2022: Maastricht – Berg-en-Terblijt (128.4 km)

1. Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) – 3:17:41
2. Demi Vollering (SD Worx) + 4 seconds
3. Liane Lippert (DSM)
4. Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar)
5. Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM)
6. Mavi García (UAE Team ADQ)
7. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (SD Worx) + 7 seconds
8. Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) + 9 seconds
9. Coryn Rivera (Jumbo-Visma)
10. Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Team ADQ)

Kwiatkowski’s photo finish

The men’s race was even more dramatic with a photo finish needed to decide that Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) won the Amstel Gold Race for the second time. He beat Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) on the line by just a few inches but the win was initially given to Cosnefroy before the photo finish revealed the truth. The duo attacked with 20 km to go and no one was able to respond. Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma) ended up taking the last spot on the podium.

“A lot of luck I would say, it was very tough,” Kwiatkowski said. “Tough finish, tough sprint. I was super confident I could win but, at the same time, the last 50 m were super tough. Cosnefroy still accelerated when I was beside him, and for me, it was all about the win. Knowing Tom was in the front group, it was all about winning the race. I was only there to win the race.”

Amstel Gold Race 2022: Maastricht – Valkenburg (254 km)

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) – 6:01:19
2. Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citröen)
3. Tiesj Benoot (jumbo-Visma) + 10 seconds
4. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) + 20 seconds
5. Alexander Kamp (Trek-Segafredo)
6. Kasper Asgreen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl)
7. Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange-Jayco)
8. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ)
9. Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates)
10. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Victorious)


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