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8 conclusions from the Ardennes Classics

8 conclusions from the Ardennes Classics

Three of the champions from the 2022 Ardennes Classics – Tom Pidcock, Marta Cavalli and Remco Evenepoel (Image credit: Getty Images) The Ardennes Classics –…

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Three of the champions from the 2022 Ardennes Classics – Tom Pidcock, Marta Cavalli and Remco Evenepoel (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Ardennes Classics – Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège – have brought the curtain down on the Spring Classics.

This year’s triple, normally held across one week of racing, was spread across two because Amstel Gold and Paris-Roubaix swapped dates due to the French Presidential election.

The new schedule may have had an impact on some riders and teams, but for the most part, and particularly after the previous two season affects by date changes due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the three events took place without major challenges.

Dreams came true for some but were cruelly dashed hopes for others in some of the most fascinating races of the season.

Cyclingnews takes a look at the most important conclusions from the men’s and women’s Amstel Gold, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. QuickStep-AlphaVinyl finally get their spring Classics win

Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) after winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Image credit: Peter De Voecht/PN/SprintCyclingAgency©2022 ) The single major story that has persisted throughout the spring Classics season, from the cobbles to the hills, had been that of QuickStep-AlphaVinyl’s underperformance. Year after year, the Belgian powerhouse has been the strongest men’s team of the spring racking up win after win, but 2022 was shaping up to be their worst campaign in recent memory.Until Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège , the team hadn’t even scored a podium place, let alone a win, since Fabio Jakobsen’s triumph at […]

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