Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2021 (April 25th)

As spring dies, will a new monument winner be born?

Men's race
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Recent winners
2020​
Primoz ROGLIC​
2019​
Jakob FUGLSANG​
2018​
Bob JUNGELS​
2017​
Alejandro VALVERDE​
2016​
Wout POELS​
2015​
Alejandro VALVERDE​
2014​
Simon GERRANS​
2013​
Daniel MARTIN​
2012​
Maxim IGLINSKIY​
2011​
Philippe GILBERT​

Women's race
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Recent winners
2020​
Elizabeth DEIGNAN​
2019​
Annemiek VAN VLEUTEN​
2018​
Anna VAN DER BREGGEN​
2017​
Anna VAN DER BREGGEN​

Climbs
Asterisked* climbs are climbed in the men's race only.

Côte d'Awan*


Côte de La Roche-en-Ardenne*


Côte de Saint-Roch*


Côte de Mont-le-Soie*


Côte de Wanne


Côte de Stockeu*


Côte de la Haute-Levée


Col du Rosier


Côte de Desnié (first 3.6k only)


Côte de La Redoute


Côte du Hornay


Côte des Forges


Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons


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Excellent OP.
A go to when they'll be hitting the different côtes on Sunday.

As for the race, I really hope UAE can start. They have a ridiculous team on paper and different options to play with.
Fingers crossed, epic Formolo solo from La Redoute incoming.:cool:
Apparently Fabbro is racing to support Schachmann, Bora could try something. Of course I'm always hoping for a surprise win by Wawa.
 
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Looking forward to this. The route is clearly much better after removing Saint-Nicolas (and Ans) and making Roche-Facons the decisive point.

My bet is on Rogliic or Pogacar here. Don't think neither Ala, Hirschi, Schachmann or Pidcock neither has the form and/or the endurance in such a long and tough race.

Btw: Would the route have been even better with an additional (and easier) climb after Roche Facons?
 
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What Ala did last year was a masterpiece. I'm curious if Roglic sent him a bottle of good French wine for this (or maybe he will pay back tomorrow by crashing himself and Pogi meters before the line?). It's possible: I'm definitely expecting these three guys in the winning group (if Pog rides, hopefully he will!).
 
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Looking forward to this. The route is clearly much better after removing Saint-Nicolas (and Ans) and making Roche-Facons the decisive point.

My bet is on Rogliic or Pogacar here. Don't think neither Ala, Hirschi, Schachmann or Pidcock neither has the form and/or the endurance in such a long and tough race.

Btw: Would the route have been even better with an additional (and easier) climb after Roche Facons?
If they must keep Côte de la Roche-aux-faucons, I'd like Côte de Colonster afterwards. And with the former still in the finale, I don't think Côte des Forges does anything good.
 
LBL is a different race and a different finish involved, compared to the FW, still you likely wouldn't want a cheerful and punchy Alaphilippe besides you on the finish line. Multiple teams are likely aware of that and will likely be prepared to make the race harder. There are chances we will get to see something long(er). Maybe by jumping on Mohoričs train. Still, it could come down to a fist fight. Then i guess positioning and the amount of bluff balls will likely end up being a determinant. Tactics will likely play a bigger role on this race.

All in all likely great race ahead!
 
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