2022 Amstel Gold Race in Images
Images of joy, despair, hills, beer and a photo finish from the men's and women's editions of the 2022 Amstel Gold Race, won by Michał Kwiatkowski and Marta Cavalli
The 2022 Amstel Gold Race delivered two thrilling races. A second photo finish in two years decided the winner of the men's race, with Michał Kwiatkowski edging Benoît Cosnefroy after the Frenchman had mistakenly believed victory was his.
Marta Cavalli timed her attack to perfection from a reduced group in the women's race and soloed the 1.6km from the top of the Cauberg to the finish line for the biggest win of her career. Demi Vollering won the sprint for second.
Take a look at our gallery of the best images from the two races below.
Welcome to the Netherlands. Windmills and hills greet the Women's WorldTour in the province of Limburg (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
The bottom of the famous Cauberg climb (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
By virtue of a better-timed bike throw, Michał Kwiatkowski pipped Benoît Cosnefroy to the finish line (Photo: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
Read: Amstel Gold Race Men's Debrief - Michał Kwiatkowski is back
Cosnefroy initially thought he had the win in the bag... (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
...only for judges to review the photo finish and award it to Kwiatkowski (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
Kwiatkowski by a tyre (Photo: Eurosport/GCN)
Relief and exhaustion for the former world champion (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
It wasn't to be for Mathieu van der Poel (centre); the previous week's winner at the Tour of Flanders had to be content with fourth from the reduced front group (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
Related: The best images from the men's Tour of Flanders 2022
In the women's race Annemiek van Vleuten tried desperately to split the leaders and break clear, but for a second week in a row it wasn't to be for the former world champion (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
Related: The best images from the women's Tour of Flanders 2022
Former winner Kasia Niewiadoma finished fifth as part of the chasing group behind sole winner Marta Cavalli. "Cannot hide how sad and frustrated I feel about it" she wrote on social media after another top ten in the Women's WorldTour (Photo: Zac Williams/SWPix.com)
Related: Kasia Niewiadoma in Rouleur 110
There could be no complaints about the winner. Marta Cavalli took the biggest win of her career in fine fashion with a late attack at the top of the final Cauberg climb (Photo: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
Read: Amstel Gold Race Women's Debrief - Timing is everything for Marta Cavalli
Cavalli later explained that the baggy thermal jersey was due to having suffered with the cold at last year's race (Photo: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
The sweet taste of victory (Photo: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
(Photo and cover image: Zak Williams/SWPix.com)