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  • Vollering wins

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The sprint - with a winning Vollering - in pictures.


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@demivollering wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège!

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Avatar Author Eurosport Netherlands Moment of places 10: 43 - April 25, 2021

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The moment Vollering jubilantly crosses the line:

Demi Vollering wins the first big classic with a huge thank you to Anna van der Breggen. The age of Anna ends, the age of Demi has started


Author José BeenMoment of places10: 42 - April 25, 2021

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Demi Vollering is the best in the sprint!

The Dutch registers her first major victory in her career.

She completes the team game with Anna van der Breggen and beats Annemiek van Vleuten (second) and Elisa Longo Borghini (third).

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Women's finish - Demi Vollering wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège!

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Another 700 meters for the women - 

It seems to be a sprint!

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Another 1 km for the women - The last kilometer! 

Van der Breggen still leads the dance.

What will the other four do in a minute?

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Another 2 km for the women - 

We are almost at the finish!

Van der Breggen is still the pace in the leading group.

Will there be another attack or is a sprint inevitable?

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Another 4 km for the women - 

The tension is visible in the leading group.

People are already looking at each other, but Van der Breggen still continues to lead the way.

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Another 5.5 km for the women - 

The same picture still remains: Van der Breggen is in the lead and the other four women follow.

Will there be another attack or are we going to sprint for the win in Liège?

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Another 7 km for the women - 

Van der Breggen is still in the lead of the leading group.

Can Vollering finish the team game in the same way?

Van Vleuten, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma are waiting for the time being ...

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Another 8.5 km with the women - 

Vos is in the second group with two other women, but the gap on the leading group is already approaching half a minute.

That seems like a hopeless story.

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Another 9 km for the women - 

Van der Breggen sacrifices himself and rides in the lead of the front group of five.

She does this for Vollering.

Van Vleuten, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma follow in the wheel.

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Another 10.5 km for the women - 

Leading group of five now: Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen, Vollering, Elisa Longo Borghini and Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

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Another 11 km for the women - 

Van Vleuten really shows himself there.

The European champion accelerates and immediately gets world champion Van der Breggen in the wheel.

Fox has to pass again.

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Another 11.5 km for the women -

 Vos is back!

She benefits from dawdling in the leading group and reconnects.

We now have eight women in the front, with all the Dutch favorites: Vos, Van Vleuten, Vollering and Van der Breggen.

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Another 12 km for the women - 

Vos is not without a chance, because the gap is not very great.

A lot of attention is now being paid to each other in the leading group.

The question is why, because nobody wants to have Vos back in the group.

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Another 13 km for the women - 

Vos is now creaking, just before the top.

The Dutch now sees the other favorites drive away very quickly.

In any case, Van der Breggen and Van Vleuten come up together.

Vollering is also included.

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Another 13.5 km for the women - 

Van der Breggen continues fully, but the other favorites can still come along.

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Another 14 km for the women - 

Van der Breggen sets the pace on this final climb and that results in a lot of victims.

Vos, Vollering and Van Vleuten are still there.

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Another 14.5 km for the women - 

We start on the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons (1.3 km at 11 percent) and that is the final climb of this Liège-Bastogne-Liège!

For now we still have a fairly large peloton with all the favorites ...

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Another 19 km with the women - 

The pursuers come back and grab the three women who were in the lead.

The final of this Liège-Bastogne-Liège is now really starting!

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Another 23 km for the women - 

These three women - Lucinda Brand, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig - are running a bit more and now have a lead of half a minute on the group of pursuers.

In the second group, servants of Van Vleuten (Movistar) are in the lead.

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Another 24 km with the women -

The chasing group can almost run into the three women in front.

The margin is only ten seconds.

The Dutch favorites are well on their way.

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Another 190 km for the men -

 It is also a quiet day for Primoz Roglic.

The defending champion will show himself later in the afternoon, because he is again a big contender to win in Liège.

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Another 30 km with the women - 

Brand is now in the leading group with Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.

Their lead over the pursuers is 22 counts.

In that group behind that are all the favorites for the win today.

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Another 33 km for the women - 

Lucinda Brand is now in a leading group of three and behind it Marianne Vos accelerates.

However, the winner of the Amstel Gold Race is soon caught by the chasing group, including Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen.

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Another 35 km for the women - 

The race really starts now!

After an attack from the peloton, big names such as Van der Breggen and Van Vleuten react.

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Another 200 km with the men - 

It will take a while before the race starts to ignite.

That is why Alaphilippe, here in his rainbow jersey, can ride around in the peloton in peace.

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Another 39 km for the women - 

Fisher-Black was just in the leading group of seven and is now alone in the lead for the women again.

The lead over the peloton is anything but great at ten seconds.

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Another 45 km for the women - 

The Dutch favorites have not really shown themselves yet, but that was not necessary either.

In other words: Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen, Marianne Vos and Demi Vollering are still in the peloton.

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Another 48 km for the women - 

That leading group of seven for the women has again been caught by the peloton.

It is now restless in the front, because the necessary riders want to leave the large group.

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Another 60 km for the women - 

We are slowly moving towards the final of this spring classic.

There is now a leading group of seven, with the Dutch Anouska Koster.

🏁 60 km7️⃣ coureuses ont désormais pris les devants: 7️⃣ riders now took the lead: 🇳🇿 @ N_FisherBlack🇺🇸 @ TaylerWiles🇦🇺 @ lucyjkenn🇳🇱 @ anouskakoster🇨🇭Élise Chabbey🇺🇸Leah ​​Thomas🇦🇺 @ Brodie_Mai #LBLwomen


Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 09: 13 - 25 April 2021

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Another 225 km for the men - 

Jumbo-Visma, Deceuninck-Quick-Step and UAE Team Emirates now determine the pace in the peloton for the men.

The leading group of seven still has a lead of more than ten minutes.

At UAE, Tadej Pogacar and Marc Hirschi are the leaders.

It was still uncertain whether they were allowed to start within the team because of a previous corona infection, but that was eventually possible.

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Another 237 km for the men -

 The seven leaders really get all the space.

The lead increases to nine minutes.

These are the names from the leading group: Huys, Vliegen, Rota, Chernetskiy, Marczynski, Van Poucke and the Dutchman Paaschens.

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Another 75 km for the women - 

The necessary developments: Faber and Zanardi have been taken back and now Niamh Fisher-Black is in the lead.

However, her margin on the peloton is minimal.

🏁 75 km to go: We have a very fast race now!

@N_FisherBlack is leading by a few seconds over a first reduced bunch as we cross the top of Cote de la Haute-Levée - the 2nd ⛰ of the day.



Avatar Author UCI_WWTMoment of places08: 46 - April 25, 2021

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Where are Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert today?

Well, not in Liege, anyway.

The Dutch and the Belgian are currently preparing for other things.

Van der Poel, sixth last year, focuses on mountain biking and Van Aert is already focusing on preparing for the Tour de France.

We will not see both gentlemen in the final of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Another 245 km with the men - 

We have a leading group!

The margin on the peloton is also considerable: 3.45 minutes.

These are the seven names: Laurens Huys, Loïc Vliegen, Lorenzo Rota, Sergey Chernetskiy, Tomasz Marczynski, Aaron Van Poucke and the Dutchman Mathijs Paaschens.

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Another 80 km for the women - 

Faber and Zanardi now have a nice margin.

The peloton is three minutes from the Luxembourg and the Italian.

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It is a special day for Alejandro Valverde.

The Spaniard, who won four times in Liège (in 2006, 2008, 2015 and 2017), is celebrating his 41st birthday.

🥳 Feliz cumpleaños 🎂🥳Joyeux anniversaire @ alejanvalverde.🎂Le doyen de la Doyenne fête aujourd'hui ses 41 ans! 🥳 Happy Birthday @alejanvalverde, have a good race!


Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 07: 40 - 25 April 2021

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Official start with the men - 

In the meantime, the men have also officially left on their way to Liège.

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Another 90 km for the women - 

Claire Faber, on the left in the photo, is not very well known to most cycling enthusiasts.

She does ride in a striking team, namely that of former rider Andy Schleck.

The Luxembourger was the best in Liège in 2009.

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Will last year's winner also be this year's winner?

In any case, Primoz Roglic is ready.

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Start with the men -

The men are also on the bike!

The official start will also follow in a few minutes.

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The men are now ready for the start in Liège.

🇧🇪 #LBLOn an early morning in Liège!



Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 07: 49 - April 25, 2021

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