8 conclusions from the Ardennes Classics

Three of the champions from the 2022 Ardennes Classics - Michal Kwiatkowski, Marta Cavalli and Remco Evenepoel
Three of the champions from the 2022 Ardennes Classics - Michal Kwiatkowski, Marta Cavalli and Remco Evenepoel (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Ardennes Classics - Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège - have brought the curtain down on the Spring Classics. 

This year's triple, normally held across one week of racing, was spread across two because Amstel Gold and Paris-Roubaix swapped dates due to the French Presidential election. 

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix