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AMSTEL GOLD’24: Pidcock Pours Out the Beer!

Amstel Gold Race Report 2024: Tom Pidcock made up for his Amstel Gold Race loss in 2021 to Wout van Aert by the smallest of margins. The INEOS Grenadiers rider crossed to the profitable break after which gained the dash from Marc Hirschi (UAE Staff Emirates) and Tiesj Benoot (Visma | Lease a Bike). High favorite, World champion, Mathieu van der Poel was trapped within the bunch to complete twenty second.

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Amstel’24 ultimate

The 58th Amstel Gold Race was gained by Tom Pidcock. After an thrilling finale of assaults and counter-attacks, the British rider beat the opposite escapees: Marc Hirschi and Tiesj Benoot. Mathieu van der Poel completed within the chase group and can now be trying ahead to Liège-Bastogne-Liège subsequent Sunday.

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The win for Tom Pidcock and by simply greater than a tyre’s width

The Parcours:
The route is kind of the identical as final 12 months, though there may be one change. From this 12 months, the Amstel Gold is not going to begin from the Vrijthof, however from the Maastricht Market. The race has been ranging from the capital of Limburg since 1998, however since 2019 the riders have been offered on the Vrijthof. From this 12 months, the presentation will return to the Market.

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2024 Amstel Gold Race map

After the beginning, the riders head north to Sittard and could have the primary impediment of the day, the Maasberg, a brief cobbled climb. The Adsteeg, Bergseweg and Korenweg come later. There is no such thing as a Cauberg within the early a part of the race, as there was earlier than 2023. The well-known climb in Valkenburg shall be climbed twice as an alternative of thrice. The primary passage is after 172 kilometres. Between kilometres 95 and 130 there are some longer climbs, together with the Camerig, which is without doubt one of the longest climbs in South Limburg and the Netherlands, and the one to the Drielandenpunt in Vaals. Then the powerful Gulperberg from Gulpen, the climb the place Mathieu van der Poel attacked in 2019, on the way in which to his victory. After the primary passage on the end in Berg en Terblijt, simply after the primary climb of the Cauberg there are 80 kilometres to go.

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2024 Amstel Gold Race profile

The true finale begins with simply over 40 kilometres to go along with the Gulperberg, now from Gulpen. From the descent on the opposite facet from Gulpen, the riders then go by way of the Geuzeweg and Cappucijnenweg on slim, twisting roads to the foot of the Kruisberg. Instantly afterwards there may be the Eyserbosweg, after which the Fromberg and the very steep Keutenberg come in a short time. After the Cauberg has been climbed for the second and ultimate time, the ultimate lap begins 16 kilometres earlier than the end. The Geulhemmerberg and Bemelerberg, which needed to be climbed earlier, may very well be the deciders. The highest of the Bemelerberg is 7 kilometres from the end. As soon as on the summit, the riders flip left in the direction of Terblijt. Through the Rijnsbergweg to the Sibberweg, the place the riders will go underneath crimson flag of the final kilometre. The end line is on the Rijksweg.

1. Maasberg (0.3km at 5.1%) – 241km
2. Adsteeg (0.7km at 4.7%) – 222km
3. Bergseweg (2.5km at 3.3%) – 205km
4. Korenweg (0.9km at 5.7%) – 203km
5. Nijswillerweg (1.3km at 2.7%) – 198km
6. Nationwide street N278 (3km at 2.9%) – 189km
7. Wolfsberg (0.km at 3.4%) – 168km
8. Loorberg (1.4km at 5.3%) – 165km
9. Schweibergerweg (2.3km at 4.6%) – 154km
10. Camerig (3.7km at 4.2%) – 147km
11. Drielandenpunt (3km at 3.8%) – 135km
12. Gemmenich (0.9km at 6%) – 130km
13. Vijlenerbos (1.4km at 5.5%) – 127km
14. Eperheide (2.4km at 4.7%) – 118km
15. Gulperberg from Occasion (0.5km at 9.8%) – 109km
16. Plettenberg (1km at 3.5%) – 105km
17. Eyserweg (2km at 4.6%) – 103 km
18. St. Remigiusstraat (1.4km at 5.2%) – 99km
19. Vrakelberg (0.5km at 7.6%) – 94km
20. Sibbergrubbe (1.8km at 4%) – 86km
21. Cauberg (0.8km at 6.6%) – 81km
22. Geulhemmerberg (0.7km at 6.6%) – 76km
23. Keerderberg (1.8km at 3.6%) – 70km
24. Bemelerberg (1km at 4.4%) – 66km
25. Loorberg (1.4km at 5.3%) – 51km
26. Gulperberg from Gulpen (0.9km at 5.5%) – 43km
27. Kruisberg (0.7km at 7.3%) – 38km
28. Eyserbosweg (1.1km at 7.6%) – 37km
29. Fromberg (1.7km at 3.8%) – 33km
30. Keutenberg (1.6km at 5.2%) – 29km
31. Cauberg (0.8km at 6.6%) – 18km
32. Geulhemmerberg (0.7km at 6.6%) – 13km
33. Bemelerberg (1km at 4.4%) – 7km.

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Mathieu van Der Poel Mathieu speaking to race organiser Leo van Vliet at first

High favorite, Mathieu van der Poel spoke earlier than the beginning of Amstel Gold Race: “I’m 100%! The battery is definitely full. I haven’t competed in lots of races, however the races I’ve competed in are spectacular. There are various new guys who’ve made this their purpose. The earlier races usually go well with me just a little higher, however it’s numerous twisting and turning and actually a type of curler coaster. So we’ll see.”

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One of many possibles: Irish champion, Ben Healy Ben (EF Schooling-EasyPost)

The Amstel Gold Race, the Netherland’s greatest bike race, has had some large winners up to now: Tadej Pogačar, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. The World champion was the one a kind of three current and was the highest favorite for victory. However it wouldn’t be simple as he was up in opposition to Tom Pidcock, Ben Healy, Benoît Cosnefroy, Mattias Skjelmose and Matteo Jorgenson.

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May Tom Pidcock go one place larger than 2021?

There have been numerous riders who needed to be within the early break, however the first attackers have been onsuccessful. Ultimately 4 riders managed to take a lead: Tosh Van der Sande (Visma | Lease a Bike), Enzo Leijnse (dsm-firmenich PostNL), Alexander Hajek (BORA-Hansgrohe) and Zeb Kyffin (Tour de Tietema-Unibet).

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The primary climb of the day

These 4 leaders labored effectively collectively, however on the way in which to the third climb of the day, the Bergseweg, the information of a severe accident involving a police officer within the ladies’s race got here by and the organisers needed to change the course of the lads’s race. The Bergseweg needed to be faraway from the route. The race now went to the Korenweg by way of a detour. Van der Sande, Leijnse, Hajek and Kyffin managed to extend their result in almost 5 minutes.

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INEOS Grenadiers have been staying to the entrance

5 minutes was the utmost lead of the 4, who have been caught simply after the Geulhemmerberg, 70 kilometres from the end. There had already been numerous motion within the peloton. On the primary passage of the Cauberg the tempo had lifted, however the race stayed collectively. On the Keerderberg and Bemelerberg, Louis Vervaeke (Soudal Fast-Step) tried to separate the race.

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There needed to be a windmill

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Tosh Van Der Sande, Enzo Leijnse, Alexander Hajek and Zeb Kyffin within the break

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The peloton passing the end line

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Vansevenant, Honore and Lapeira acquired the actual ultimate began

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Had Healy and Van der Poel missed the transfer of the day?

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Tiesj Benoot Tiesj needed to be in that entrance group

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Bauke Mollema and Marc Hirschi too

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Was it too late for the World champion?

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Pidcock, Hirshi and Benoot fought it out within the dash

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It was shut, however not as shut aas 2021

Amstel Gold Race End result:
1. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 5:58:17
2. Marc Hirschi (Sui) UAE Staff Emirates
3. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Visma | Lease a Bike
4. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
5. Paul Lapeira (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
6. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Lidl-Trek
8. Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
9. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious
10. Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AlUla at 0:11.

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