2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE stream, Preview, Start List, Route Details, Results, Photos (Women + Men)


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Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE
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Defending champion Alejandro Valverde and Movistar Team did Liege-Bastogne-Liege recon on La Redoute on Friday.  Check out the full gallery with other riders and teams here.
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 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

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- Art: 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Art

- Photos: 2018 Women's Liege-Bastogne-Liege Photos.

- News: Bardet celebrates first-ever Monument podium at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman says result proves he is not limited to climbing talent.

- News: Dan Martin rues bad luck with a late puncture in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - 'You couldn't make it up' Irishman says.

- News: Valverde cramps up in the final at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard says that equalling Eddy Merckx's record is not an obsession.

- News: Jungels follows Andy Schleck's wheel tracks for victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors rack up second Monument, 11th Classic victory and 27th win of 2018.

- News: Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Woods second and Bardet third in Ans.

- News: Anna van der Breggen solos to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory. (Cyclingnews) - Spratt holds on for second as Van Vleuten completes podium.

- Photos: 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Recon Photos.

- Videos: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Videos

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Official Start List here. (final)

- Route map, profile and info here.

- Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) following his LBL victory: "To be honest, this came as a surprise. I didn’t believe I could pull it off until I saw that nobody was behind me as I was approaching the finish line. Yesterday evening I watched together with Julian the 2011 edition, when the winning move was made on Roche-aux-Faucons, and I made my attack in the same place. I was waiting for this victory for a long time and to finally get it is pretty unreal."

- Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) won the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege ahead of Michael Woods and Romain Bardet.

- Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) won the 2018 Women's Liege-Bastogne-Liege ahead of Amanda Spratt and Annemiek van Vleuten.

- Official site tracking/ticker LIVE here. Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (NOS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rsi La2, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (Rtl, Luxembourgish)  - LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sky Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Tdp, Spanish, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (France TV Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rai 3, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Vrt/een, Dutch)

- See the story below about Bernard Hinault's ride in the snow at the 1980 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.  It is one of the all-time great stories in cycling...

In 1980, Bernard Hinault (Renault) rode to an epic Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory in the snow.  It was already snowing at the start and according to rider Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, some riders picked up their rider numbers and promptly went home.  At kilometer 45, Hinault, who had just one teammate left in the race (!), seemed ready to abandon as well when his directeur sportif Cyrille Guimard told him a climb was approaching and the effort would allow him to warm up!  At kilometer 70, 110 riders of 174 had already abandoned.  Only 21 riders made it to the finish.  How bad was it?  Duclos-Lassalle (11th) told L'Equipe in 2010 that he doesn't even remember finishing.  Hinault told L'Equipe that he has never fully regained sensation in two fingers.  Many of the abandoned riders were staying warm at the Ramada 200 meters from the finish line when Hinault rode by.  Hinault, who knew they were there watching behind the windows, saluted them from his bike "like a general reviewing his troops."  (L'Equipe)

The L'Equipe photo pictured above is one of the all-time great photos in pro cycling history.  I found it on display on the L'Equipe stand at a book fair in Paris in February, 2006 as L'Equipe celebrated its 60 year anniversary.
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- Art: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Art

- Results: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Results

- News: Vincenzo Nibali: It will be a very unusual Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Italian's breakaway in Fleche Wallonne kicked off late attacks.

- EF Education First-Drapac for Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

Lawson Craddock (USA)
Alex Howes (USA)
Kim Magnusson (SWE)
Daniel Martinez (COL)
Pierre Rolland (FRA)
Rigoberto Uran (COL)
Mike Woods (CAN)

- Alex Howes (EF Education First): "You don’t have the pounding of the cobbles that something like Roubaix or Flanders would have, but just sheer numbers, it’s up there. Every year it blows my mind what the human body can do. Liège is one of then most extreme demonstrations of what the human body is capable of."

- News: Lotto Soudal put Fleche Wallonne spat behind them before Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - 'Wellens' declaration was an emotional reaction' says Sergeant.

- Preview: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Women's WorldTour 2018 - Preview. (Cyclingnews) - Van der Breggen, Van Vleuten, Moolman-Pasio the favourites in Ans.

- News: Valverde eyes Merckx's Liege-Bastogne-Liege record. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard says Tour of Flanders will be a big objective next year.

- Preview: Another Valverde-Alaphilippe showdown? Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview. (Cyclingnews) - Can Valverde bounce back to win in Ans?

- News: In-form Valgren newly optimistic for Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Het Nieuwsblad and Amstel Gold champion won Liege twice at U23 level.

- News: Liege-Bastogne-Liege past winners. (Cyclingnews) - Champions of La Doyenne 1892 - 2017.

- Team Dimension Data for Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

Natnael Berhane
Steve Cummmings
Scott Davies
Ben King
Serge Pauwels
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Jacques Janse van Rensburg

- Ben King (Team Dimension Data): "I think Tom and Serge have shown really inspiring fight and good form at both Amstel Gold and Fleche. The fact that Tom was disappointed with 12th at Fleche is a good indicator of what he possibly expects out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Those guys deserve our full support on Sunday. I hit the ground pretty hard at Fleche so I’m hoping to be fully recovered and be able to contribute as much as I can to the goals of the team."

- Quick-Step Floors team roster for LBL:

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Rémi Cavagna (FRA)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
Enric Mas (ESP)
Maximilian Schachmann (GER)
Pieter Serry (BEL)

- Davide Bramati (Quick-Step Floors directeur sportif): "Liège-Bastogne-Liège is one of the hardest one-day races of the calendar and if you look over the course, you can see that is has everything needed to turn into a war of attrition. Up until this point, our classics campaign has been a sublime one, as we enjoyed success after success, and we won’t hide the fact we would like to draw the curtain on a high note. Everybody’s motivated for the final challenge of this spring, the confidence and enthusiasm in the team are huge after Flèche Wallonne and we are ready to let the legs do the talking on Sunday."

- Team Sunweb roster for Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Chad Haga (USA)
Chris Hamilton (AUS)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Sam Oomen (NED)

- Aike Visbeek (Team Sunweb directeur sportif): "Our goal for Liège is to bring Tom, Sam, Michael and Simon into the final to give us a variety of cards to play. A few changes to the parcours make the final 80 kilometres more demanding than in previous years which means that the final could start earlier and more riders will try their luck by attacking, ultimately making the race harder to control. The positioning in the last 80 kilometres will be important for us to save that little bit of extra energy that we will need to use when the race will be decided."

- Official Women's Liege-B-L website here.  Women's Liege-Bastogne-Liege Start List here. (provisional)

- Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) won the 2017 Women's Liege-Bastogne-Liege.  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 2017 men's race.

- Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege departs Liege at 10:10am CET (4:10am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Ans at around 4:53pm CET (10:53am U.S. Eastern).  Liege-Bastogne-Liege live streaming video should get underway at around 1:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

Men's Race
Start time - 10:10 CET, 4:10am ET
Finish time - 16:53 CET, 10:53am ET

Women's Race
Start time - 10:35 CET, 4:35am ET
Finish time - 14:31 CET, 8:31am ET

- Photos: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Photos

- The 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege is being held Sunday, April 22.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE
April 22, Belgium
Official Website
Start List (final)

Race starts at 10:10am CET
(4:10am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 4:53pm CET
(10:53am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 1:30pm CET
(7:30am U.S. Eastern)


 Liege weather

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Live Coverage

Live video streaming:


Links to come as available

(Eurosport live stream)
(2:00pm CET)
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(Dutch, Sporza livestream)
(Luik Bastenaken Luik)
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(8:00am U.S. Eastern)

(French, RTBF en direct)
(2:05pm CET)
(8:05am U.S. Eastern)

(France3.fr live stream)
(3:15pm CET)
(9:15am U.S. Eastern)

(Italiano, Rai Sport 1 live stream)
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(Rai Tre live stream)
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(RDS Canada, French)
(2:00pm CET)
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Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:

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News and photos:

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Riders and teams, including Vincenzo Nibali and Bahrain-Merida, did Liege-Bastogne-Liege recon on Friday.  Check out the full gallery here.
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photo Copyright © 2018 Fotoreporter Sirotti/cyclingfans.com