4 men take the lead 10 kilometers from the finish

6 km – Entry into the last mountain of the day

The 4 leading men begin the Bemelerberg, a few kilometers from the finish.

8 km – 10 seconds ahead for the leading quartet

The four men take a small lead over the seven pursuers with between 10 and 15 seconds ahead.

10 km – Slight gap in the lead

Four men took a few seconds ahead in the leading group: Marc hirschi (UAE Emirates), Tom Pidcock (Ineos-Grenadiers), Tiesj Benoot (Visma Lease a Bike) and Muari Vansevenant (Soudal Quick-Step).

12 km – Hirschi in his legs today

The Swiss raises again but no one is cracking for the moment.

14 km – Bilbao accelerates on the descent

The Spaniard from Bahrain-Victorious starts the Geulhemmerberg 1km at 5.9% in front but he is followed by the 10 other leading men.

16 km – The peloton goes back under 30 seconds

The climb of Cauberg allowed the peloton to regain precious seconds but there are still more than 30 seconds to go.

18 km – Hirschi restarts in the Cauberg, things are also moving in the peloton

Only Honoré (EF Education – EasyPost) was defeated by Hirschi’s attack, with only 11 men left in the lead.

21 km – The minute lead is getting closer

The peloton is not active and the gap is logically widening for the leader who is working well together for the moment. 55 seconds ahead.

24 km – 40 seconds ahead for the lead

We are widening the gap on the peloton for the leading men, with 40 seconds behind the peloton will have to activate if they want to come back.

25 km – What does Van Der Poel do?

The Dutchman, big favorite in the Amstel Gold Race, is very discreet at the moment, an attitude that surprises. He is still in the peloton.

26 km – 12 runners in the lead

A large group is now in front including Tom Pidcock (Ineos-Grenadiers), Tiesj Benoot (Visma Lease a Bike) and still the French champion Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). The peloton is 25 seconds behind.

28 km – Entrance into Keutenberg

1.1km at 6.8% average for runners, Tiesj Benoot is doing poorly on this climb. The Belgian who was in another interspersed group is now in the lead with Hirschi, Pidcock and Vansevenant.

30 km – The pursuers are getting closer to the lead

Approaching the Keutenberg, the chasing quartet could join the leading duo, Lapeira-Honoré, with less than 10 seconds to go.

33 km – Madouas in the pursuit group

Several riders left the peloton. A group of four with Marc Hirschi (UAE Emirates), Roger Adria (Bora-Hansgrohe), Bauke Mollema (Lidl-Trek) and especially the French champion Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) will try to get back on the leading duo.

35 km – Hirschi restarts

The Swiss from UAE Emirates restarts at the head of the peloton, followed by a few men.

36 km – Vervaeke dropped into the lead

There are only two left in the lead since Louis Vervaeke (Soudal Quick-Step) is loose.

37 km – Van Der Poel still in the peloton

The Dutchman did not attack in the Kruisberg, he remained in the peloton, 15 seconds from the lead.

38 km – The Kruisberg gets closer

With 600 meters at 8.5% average, the Kruisberg will hurt your legs less than 40 kilometers from the finish.

42 km – 20 seconds ahead for the group of three

The peloton controlled despite the few seconds ahead taken by the Honoré-Vervaeke-Lapeira trio.

46km – Three men came out, including Paul Lapeira!

The Dane Mikkel Honoré (EF Education-EasyPost), the Belgian Louis Vervaeke (Soudal-Quick Step) and the French Paul Lapeira (Décathlon-AG2R La Mondiale) are out, they are now 20″ ahead of the peloton. But behind , Mathieu van der Poel’s Alpecin-Deceuninck seem to be in control…

57km – The grouped peloton

It starts to move very quickly, and no attacker manages to escape from the peloton for the moment.

80km – Things are moving at the head of the peloton!

While the escapees are about to be recaptured, things suddenly accelerate at the head of the peloton, with several small consecutive attacks. We should soon see some big guys trying to dynamite the race.

100km – The gap decreases

Only 2’15” left for the escapees.

108km – The men’s race still led by our small group of four

In the men’s race, the quartet Tosh van der Sande, Enzo Leijnse, Alexander Hajek and Zeb Kyffin are still leading the race, 3’30” ahead of the peloton. The discussion between the leaders has not yet started.

Vos wins the women’s Amstel after a huge miss from Wiebes

Lorena Wiebes thought she had won the Amstel Gold Race in a sprint, and started celebrating several meters from the finish. Problem: Marianne Vos came back like a bullet to her left, and stole the victory from her on the line. A big miss…

The course slightly modified for men

Following an accident with a police officer, the women’s race was neutralized for more than an hour, leading to a clear shortening of the course as the men moved closer together.

For the men’s race, the climb of Bergseweg (kilometer 49) has been removed from the route.

185km – The leading quartet widened the gap

3’30” in advance now for Van der Sande’s gang. But we’re not going to lie: none of these riders seem to present the slightest danger to winning.

217km – A small group of four went out

Tosh van der Sande, Enzo Leijnse, Alexander Hajek and Zeb Kyffin are around thirty seconds ahead of the peloton.

238km – The peloton still complete

There were several attacks from the start, but no one managed to get out until then.

253km – Let’s go for Amstel 2024!

The peloton has just set off from Maastricht!

The race profile

253.6km on the program between Maastricht and Berg en Terblijt.

Who to stop Mathieu van der Poel?

Winner of the Tour of Flandes and Paris-Roubaix in recent weeks, the irresistible Mathieu van der Poel is the arch-favorite today.

Among the outsiders, we will list Tom Pidcock, Mattias Skjelmose, Maxim van Gils, and even Benoit Cosnefroy among the French.

Let’s go to the Ardennes

Hello everyone ! Before the Flèche Wallonne (April 17) and Liège-Bastonne-Liège (April 21), it’s time this Sunday for the Amstel Gold Race, the first great Ardennes classic of the season.

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