Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) profited from indecision to snatch victory in the Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition.
In a bizarre finale, Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon–SRAM) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek–Segafredo) relinquished a healthy lead after failing to work together.
Niewiadoma was screaming at Longo Borghini to share the workload, but the Italian was content to sit on the Pole’s back wheel – allowing an eight-strong chase group containing Vos to catch them with 400m to go.
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Longo Borghini then went on the attack but she was no match for Vos, who broke clear from her rival’s slipstream and raced clear.
Vos almost saw victory snatched away from her on the line after sitting up to celebrate too early, but a photo finish showed she had won the day.

'The race was breathtaking' - Vos reacts to Amstel Gold win

Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) finished second with Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) in third.
"I was out of breath for the whole last lap and there were several attacks," Vos said at the finish in her post-race interview.
"Grace Brown had a good opportunity and then, of course, the two in the front on the final climb the Cauberg but when it was a final sprint of course you have a little bit of energy left for the last few hundred metres.
"I expected a hard race but it was even harder than expected."

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