Amstel Gold Race 2022: Kwiatkowski bests Cosnefroy in sprint-à-deux

Michal kwiatkowski - Amstel Gold Race 2022: Kwiatkowski bests Cosnefroy in sprint-à-deuximage: Cor VosMichal Kwiatkowski outguns Benoît Cosnefroy in a photo finish sprint to win the Amstel Gold Race. Tiesj Benoot finishes in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2022 Amstel Gold Race

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol)
2. Benoît Cosnefroy (fra) s.t.
3. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.10
4. Mathieu van der Poel (nld) + 0.20
5. Alexander Kamp (den) s.t.
6. Kasper Asgreen (den) s.t.
7. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
8. Stefan Küng (swi) s.t.
9. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
10. Dylan Teuns (bel) s.t.

Race report
Local hero Ide Schelling forms the breakaway with Emils Liepins, Owain Doull, Johan Jacobs, Aaron Van Poucke, and Luca Rastelli. The six put almost 5 minutes into the peloton.

The race intensifies inside the last 100 kilometres. While Victor Campenaerts and Nathan Van Hooydonck rejoins the leaders, Rastelli loses contact.

The lead group is history inside the last 50 kilometres.

Benoot accelerates on the Keutenberg and only Pidcock, Asgreen, Kwiatkowski, Teuns, Van der Poel, Cosnefroy, Hirschi, Küng, Kamp and Matthews are able to follow. The eleven cross the line for the last lap 26 seconds ahead of the first chasers.

Kwiatkowski strikes a little later. Cosnefroy bridges across on the Geulhemmerberg. The two tackle the Bemelerberg 27 seconds ahead of the chasers.

Which is enough for the two to battle it out on the line. Quite literally. Cosnefroy opens the sprint and Kwiatkowski bests him with a strong final jump.

Tiesj Benoot breaks clear in the final kilometres to take third before Van der Poel wins the group sprint.

Other interesting reads: parcours and start list 2022 Amstel Gold Race.

Amstel Gold Race 2022: route, profiles, more

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