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Hershey finished second in the Amstel Gold Race, a strange finish in the women's race

Hershey finished second in the Amstel Gold Race, a strange finish in the women's race

Mark Hirschi (far right) as part of the leading group with eventual winner Thomas Pidcock (front).Image:

April 14, 2024, 4:50 p.mApril 14, 2024, 5:00 p.m

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Men's race

Mark Hirschi narrowly missed out on victory in the one-day Amstel Gold Classic in the Netherlands. The Bernese team was only beaten by Britain's Tom Pidcock in the final sprint after 253.6 kilometres.

Hershey showed a very active race and repeatedly took the lead in the final half hour of the race. Tiesj Benoot from Belgium completes the podium.

By climbing onto the podium, Hershey confirmed that he was in good condition. On Wednesday in the Flèche Wallone he will try to win this race for the second time after 2020 by finishing at the top of the Huy Wall.

Women's race

A bicycle race is won when you are the first rider to reach the finish line with the front wheel. Of course, all professionals know this – yet it happens with great regularity that someone celebrates prematurely and allows the butter to be removed from their bread.

The final chapter in this never-ending story came to Lorena Whipps Sunday afternoon. The Dutchwoman is considered the best runner in the world. As she perfects the sprint in the small field 101.4 kilometers after the Amstel Gold Race, Whipps stands, holds her head in disbelief and celebrates her victory.

This is not a victory, because Marianne Vos has not given up yet. The 36-year-old, who has already won the world championship three times, fights until the last kick. Vos jumps to the finish line – and snatches victory from Wiebes:

Jogging in live speed and slow motion:

This was Vos's second victory in the Amstel Gold Race after 2021. The best Swiss woman was Elise Schabi, who crossed the finish line first in the field, in 16th place.

25 fantastically close-up final images


25 fantastically close-up final images

NASCAR Cup Series, Atlanta, 2024: Daniel Suarez (below) wins by three thousandths ahead of Ryan Blaney (above) and seven thousandths ahead of Kyle Busch (center).

Source: TSN

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