She was not particularly cited among the big favorites of the Amstel Gold Race, but the Italian Marta Cavalli knew how to thwart the predictions by attacking more than a kilometer from the finish to win the Dutch event. , this Sunday in Valkenburg.
It all happened more than two kilometers from the finish, at the foot of the Cauberg, on a big acceleration from the Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), who induced the peloton to be wrung out and provoked the final selection with a runaway of seven the girls who finally played the victory.
In a moment of delay, 1.7 kilometers from the line, the member of the FDJ – Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Futuroscope team, was the quickest by placing a decisive attack, thus becoming the first Italian to win the Amstel Gold Race. On the line, Cavalli beat the Dutch Demi Vollering (SD Worx) and the German Liane Lippert (Team DSM) by a few seconds, and succeeds the winners of the Dutch Marianne Vos.