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Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE
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Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quickstep) on route reconnaissance two days before the 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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On a beautiful spring day, the women's peloton races on the roads of the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) won the women's 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege art: (Bob Jungels wins) - "Worth the Effort - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step)" by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

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Starts Tuesday: Tour de Romandie LIVE
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- Videos: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Videos. (Women's + Men's)

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

- LIVE video here. (ESPN Deportes, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (CeskaTV, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (NOS, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rtp, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Sky Sport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (TV2.dk, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted) - Expected LIVE video here. (Tdp, geo-restricted) - Expected LIVE video here. (France TV, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here.  (English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here.  (English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here.  (French, France3)

- LIVE video here.  (Dutch, Sporza)

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Official Start List here. (Women's + Men's)

- Route map, profile and info here.

- Photos: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Photos. (The pros and amateurs on L-B-L recon on Friday)

- Preview: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019 – Preview. (Cyclingnews) - A plethora of possible scenarios and contenders on new finale.

- Preview: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes 2019 - Preview. (Cyclingnews) - 'We deserve to have live coverage so that people can follow us' says defending champion Van der Breggen.

- News: Adam Yates upbeat for Liege-Bastogne-Liege despite route changes. (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott leader looking for final top result in Belgium before break.

- News: Nibali upbeat despite missing out on victory at the Tour of the Alps. (Cyclingnews) - 'It felt like Nibali against the world' says Sicilian before heading to Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

- News: Alaphilippe hoping for 'real racing' on new Liege-Bastogne-Liege finish. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman: 'I prefer this final to the last one'.

- News: Van Vleuten: Amstel proved it's a mistake for Fleche, Liege not to have live TV. (Cyclingnews) - Dutch rider expresses disappointment at inconsistency surrounding women's racing.

- News: Woods aiming high again at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - 'If I could sign for a podium finish again, I would' says 2018 runner up.

- News: Peter Sagan withdraws from Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Slovakian champion ends his Classics campaign early and will leave for California May 4.

- News: Van Avermaet to race Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Belgian adds to Classics campaign.

- News: Indurain convinced Valverde can win revised Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Cyclingnews) - Five-time winner says Mas should race the Tour de France for experience.

- News: 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege features city centre finale and return of Stockeu. (Cyclingnews) - Seven Belgian and French wildcards announced.

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

- Art: 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Art.

- Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) will ride Liege-Bastogne-Liege: "I was happy with my legs and condition yesterday at Amstel Gold Race so, after taking a day to think about it, I have decided to line up at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. I think I have managed to maintain my form from the cobbled Classics to the Ardennes and with the new finish in mind, I think I have a good chance to make a nice result. For sure, I will not be lining up as a favorite but I will line up motivated to do my best and end the Classics season well."

- Sports Director Valerio Piva, CCC Team: "Despite a long Classics season, Greg had good sensations yesterday and is not feeling too tired so, with an easy week this week, he should recover well and be in a good position to start Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The new finish will suit Greg more than the previous editions and it will probably mean the race will open up earlier than usual."

- Bahrain-Merida lineup for the 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

Grega Bole
Damiano Caruso
Matej Mohorič
Vincenzo Nibali
Luka Pibernik
Domenico Pozzovivo
Dylan Teuns

- Rik Verbrugghe (Bahrain-Merida sport director): "Vincenzo Nibali will join our boys for the Liège.  He will replace Haussler, coming directly from the Tour of the Alps, that will end on Friday. For this reason we will see on the next days if he can recover well, after a tough week. But he is big leader to be add to our squad and he will be motivated for sure."

- 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege schedule/times:

Men's Race
Start time - 10:10 CET, 4:10am ET
Finish time - 16:48 CET, 10:48am ET

Women's Race
Start time - 10:55 CET, 4:55am ET
Finish time - 14:43 CET, 8:43am ET

- 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.

- 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

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

- The 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege is being held Sunday, April 28.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE
April 28, Belgium
Official Website
Start List (Women's + Men's)

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

Finish at around 4:48pm CET
(10:48am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 2:00pm CET
(8:00am U.S. Eastern)

 Liege weather

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Live Coverage

Live video streaming:


Links to come as available

(Eurosport live stream)
(2:00pm CET)
(8:00am U.S. Eastern)

(Dutch, Sporza livestream)
(Luik Bastenaken Luik)
(2:00pm CET)
(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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(-- U.S. Eastern)

(Rai Tre live stream)
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(RDS Canada, French)
(2:00pm CET)
(8:00am U.S. Eastern)

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Live audio streaming:

(Listen online)

Live tickers:

Official site ticker



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News and photos:

(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

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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 from the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

- Anna van der Breggen following her win in the 2018 LBL: "I felt quite good today.  It was quite hard, [Amanda Spratt] did really good.  I was there with Megan in the second group, but Canyon-SRAM was there with a lot of riders as well. So it was a bit of a gamble, whether we were going to ride or not.  You don’t want to react too early, because that’s really hard.  But you don’t want to be too late, so it was quite tactical. And in the end, it was just really hard. I was happy I could catch her on the penultimate climb.  [Amanda] is in great form.  When I caught her, she was straight on my wheel. I know that finish climb is pretty hard and she had already done quite an effort up front, but you never know. Still, I felt good today, so I was quite sure I could drop her on that last climb.  It has been a good week for us.  With Chantal [Blaak] winning the Amstel Gold Race and I won the other two races. It has also been a tough week, with three hard races in one week. There was a lot of pressure, so I’m really glad we could finish it off like this. I’m happy the girls were riding like this today. They kept me at the front on the downhill and they chased, and they gave me confidence. That’s worth a lot."

- 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.

- 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."

- 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)

- 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."

- 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

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



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