Amstel Gold - Ladies Edition 2019

The first race of the season on the moto is always an overwhelming one. It opens up a lot of possibilities, but it has its own challenges: if I pick a spot I really like, I’ll miss another, nearby spot I also really like. You look at timings over and over again, try to find shortcuts and then make a final judgement. Shortcuts were a godsend yesterday, as they allow to leapfrog the peloton a lot easier than just passing them on the narrow, windy roads around Maastricht. But the sun was shining, there were plenty of shortcuts and it ended up being a nice day and it was a pleasure to see Kasia Niewiadoma win, to see how much the win meant for her.

Sideways glances

The sticker with all the “bergs” were provided by the organisers, but it was too long for anyone with shorter than 170mm stems

Vertu DS Carmen Small checks the team radio

Shannon Malseed (Tibco-SVB) in the early break

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig signals for assistance

Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) reaches the top of the Keutenberg

One of the many attacks in the final laps

 

 

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