Amstel Gold Race - Race Overview

Dutch ace Annemiek van Vleuten finished in third place at the Amstel Gold Race today, sprinting onto a home town podium after a hard fought finale.

ORICA-SCOTT rode aggressively as a tough windswept race unfolded with Australian national champion Katrin Garfoot making the first split alongside Gracie Elvin, Amanda Spratt and Van Vleuten.

Unfortunate mechanicals affected the run in for the team as the race continued to break apart over the four ascents of the Cauberg with Garfoot affected at a crucial moment in the final 30kilometres.

Next up an untimely flat for Van Vleuten saw Spratt and Sarah Roy wait and then play a huge role in bringing Van Vleuten back into contact before riding hard to bridge across to three leaders on the final circuit that preempted a late attack by Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans).

Van der Breggen held on to take the solo victory with Van Vleuten crossing the line in third place in a photo finish with Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3).

“It was a bit confusing at the finish,” said Van Vleuten. “The positioning of the line was strange, there was another line before the actual finish line and I thought I was already there and I suddenly thought no, I’m fourth! But in the end it was joint third, so that’s ok.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:15:57
2 Elizabeth Deignan (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:55
3 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - WM3 Pro Cycling 0:00:55
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:55
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle High5 0:00:55
6 Coryn Rivera (USA) - Team Sunweb Women 0:01:02
7 Amy Pieters (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:01:51
8 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FRA) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:01:51
9 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:01:51
10 Ellen Van Dijk (NED) - Team Sunweb Women 0:01:51
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:55
44 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:03:36
51 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:06