The Amstel Gold Race Women returned in 2018 with the same start and finish as the men. The distance is shorter at 120 kilometres but racing was just as explosive. As a WorldTour race, the top teams were in attendance at the fifth edition of the Amstel Gold Race Women.
Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) was a dominant winner last year, going on to claim an unprecedented Ardennes triple. But this time around it was Blaak who continued Boels-Dolmans' success.
It was a hilly parcours that finished on the three 17.8-kilometre circuits that featured the Geulhemmerberg, Bemelerberg and Cauberg climbs. From the top of the Cauberg, there were 1.7 kilometres to the finish line.
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2018 Amstel Gold Race - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||3:24:17|
|2||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women|
|3||Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women||0:00:03|
|4||Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team||0:00:04|
|5||Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing||0:00:06|
|6||Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5||0:00:14|
|7||Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling||0:00:41|
|8||Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team||0:00:56|
|9||Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana||0:01:30|
|10||Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team|
Amstel Gold Race Women 201815 April 2018 | Limburg | Women's WorldTour