Vos steals women's Amstel Gold as Wiebe celebrates too soon

VALKENBURG: Marianne Vos grabbed victory on the line in a shortened Amstel Gold women's race today as Lorena Wiebes sat up, raising her arms in victory, just before the finish.

The race was held up for an hour, after an accident involving a police motorbike escorting the peloton.

A policeman "was injured following a collision with a car on the Bergseweg while supervising the Amstel Gold Race", tweeted the Limburg police on X.

The riders held an improvised picnic before setting off again on a shortened route that avoided the crash site.

Vos, who rides for Visma-Lease a Bike, exploited the error by her Dutch compatriot Wiebes of SD Worx to win the sprint.

Norwegian Ingvild Gaskjenn of Liv-AlUla-Jayco was third.

Vos, who is 36, also won the Amstel in 2021. It was her third success of the season after victories in Het Nieuwsblad and the Tour of Flanders. — AFP

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