Marianne Vos wins the Amstel Gold Race as early celebration denies Lorena Wiebes at the finish

The Visma-Lease a Bike rider snatches victory from the jaws of defeat in the lunge to the line

Marianne Vos wins the Amstel Gold Race as Lorena Wiebes celebrates too early
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After the race was shortened to just three laps of the finishing circuit due to an incident involving a police motorbike, Marianne Vos took the victory in a thrilling edition of the Amstel Gold Race to take her third victory of the season for Visma-Lease a Bike.

After attacks from the favourites on all three ascents of the Cauberg, the race came down to a reduced bunch sprint, with Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) leading the group out for her teammate Lorena Wiebes as they entered the final few hundred metres.

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Joseph Lycett

Joseph Lycett is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who contributes to our WorldTour racing coverage with race reports and news stories. Joe is also a keen cyclist, regularly racing in his local crits and time trials.