5 conclusions from Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition

BERG NETHERLANDS APRIL 18 Arrival Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team Celebration during the 7th Amstel Gold Race 2021 Womens Elite a 1163km race from Valkenburg to Berg en Terblijt Amstelgoldrace amstelgoldrace UCIWWT on April 18 2021 in Berg Netherlands Photo by Dion Kerckhofs PoolGetty Images
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The opening round of the Ardennes Classics – Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition - produced a nail-bitting finale in Berg en Terblijt, Valkenburg, on Sunday.

Organisers hosted the race on a closed route due to local COVID-19 restrictions and the women raced for seven laps of a 17 kilometre circuit that included the Geulhemmerberg, Bemelerberg and Cauberg climbs before the 1.8 kilometre run-in to the finish line.

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