2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

 

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Maxim Iglinskiy won in 2012.
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BMC Racing, on La Redoute Friday during LBL recon, hopes to deliver world champion Philippe Gilbert to his first victory while in the rainbow jersey.  Gilbert won LBL in 2011.
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- Also LIVE here. (English, CTV subscription)

- LIVE video here.  (Dutch)

- Official site ticker LIVE here.  (all updates)  More tickers listed below right.

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- Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) won in 2012 and is back to defend.  Other riders expected on the start line include: World Champion and 2011 winner Gilbert, two-time winner Valverde (2006, 2008), Amstel winner Kreuziger, Fleche Wallonne winner Moreno, 2009 winner Schleck, Giro del Trentino winner Nibali, Rodriguez, Hesjedal, Martin, Froome, Contador, Henao, Quintana, Betancur, Nocentini, Gerrans, Albasini, De Gendt, Sanchez, Kwiatkowski, Van Avermaet, Porte, Moser, Amador, Costa, Rolland, Pineau, Cunego, Casar, Fedrigo, Vanendert, Anton, Astarloza, Verona, Arashiro,...  Full start list here.

- Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege departs Liege at 10:15am CET (4:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Ans at around 5:02pm CET (11:02am U.S. Eastern).  Liege-Bastogne-Liege live streaming video should get underway at around *2:15pm CET (*8:15am U.S. Eastern). *RTL is scheduled to start at 2:00pm but is geo-restricted.  Most feeds are expected to start around 2:15pm with others starting a bit later.

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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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- More info and links to come.

- We will update here with the best and latest live feeds at broadcast time.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE
April 21, Belgium
Official Website
Start List

Race starts at 10:15am CET
(4:15am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 5:02pm CET
(11:02am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from *2:15pm CET
(*8:15am U.S. Eastern)


Liege

 Liege weather


Liege-Bastogne-Liege Live Coverage

Live video streaming:

 

Links to come as available


(Subscription Cycling TV)
(Available USA & Canada)
(2:15pm CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)
As Live Repeat post-race


(Eurosport)
(2:15pm CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative
Alternative


(Sporza)
(2:15pm CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative
Alternative


(RTBF)
(2:15pm CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative


(France3.fr)
(geo-restricted)
(4:05pm CET)
(10:05am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative
Alternative


(Rai Sport 2)
(geo-restricted)
(2:15pm CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative


(TDP)
(geo-restricted)
(2:40pm CET)
(8:40am U.S. Eastern)
Alternative
Alternative


(SBS)
(geo-restricted)
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(--)
Alternative


(NOS.nl)
(geo-restricted)
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(--)
Alternative


(RTL)
(May be geo-restricted)
(2:05pm CET)
(8:05am U.S. Eastern)

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Live audio streaming:

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(Listen online)

Live tickers:

Official site ticker
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(Cyclingnews)


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News and photos:


Graham Watson
Photography


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

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