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  • Men on the go

  • Finish around 5pm

  • Women:

  • Vollering wins

  • Van Vleuten second

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Another 35 km for the men - Fireworks on the Côte de la Redoute! 

Partly thanks to an acceleration of the INEOS-Grenadiers quartet, a number of cracks appear in the peloton.

Julian Alaphilippe is one of the riders who missed the shot.

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Another 38 km with the men - Crash in the peloton!

Just before the Côte de la Route, a number of riders hit the asphalt.

Louis Vervaeke and Xandro Meurisse, among others, check their physical condition.

Everyone seems to be getting off reasonably well.

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Another 42 km for the men -

The pace is picking up, so from now on it will be really watch out for the favorites.

The three pursuers are only a minute behind the leading group, while the peloton follows at 2.16 minutes.

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There are three more climbs on the roll:



  • Côte de la Redoute (2 km at 8.9 percent) - after 223.9 km

  • Côte de Forges (1.3 km at 7.8 percent) - after 235.8 km

  • Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons (1.3 km at 11 percent) - after 245.8 km

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The moment of shock from just in the picture.

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Due to a mishap in the peloton, Roglic and Alaphilippe have to set foot on the ground #lbl # lbl21

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Avatar Author Sporza 🚴Moment of places13: 50 - April 25, 2021

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Another 49 km for the men -

Watch out for Roglic and Alaphilippe!

It is restless in the peloton, so the two have to put a foot on the ground.

Furthermore, there is not much going on, both still have enough time to choose a good position in the peloton.

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The current situation in the race with about 50 km to go:



  • Leading group of seven men

  • Three pursuers

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  • Platoon

    +3.54

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There are the three successful counter-attackers!

🏁 60 km⚡️ Un trio sort en contre-attack! ⚡️ Three riders counter-attack! 🇺🇦 @ PadunMark🇬🇧 @ markdon99🇧🇪 @ Harm_VH #LBL

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Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 13: 41 - 25 April 2021

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Another 56 km with the men -

There is the successful counterattack!

Vanhoucke, Donovan and Padoen quickly leave the peloton.

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There is plenty going on in the peloton, but no real differences are made yet.

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It goes really hard in the big suit.

Tim Wellens has slipped with a dozen riders.

But everything flows back together #lbl # lbl21

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Avatar Author Sporza 🚴Moment of places13: 28-25 April 2021

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Another 62 km with the men -

In the leading group, the seven men keep each other company.

The difference of Vliegen, Chernetski, Marczynski, Van Poucke, Huys, Rota and Paasschens with the peloton is still 3.30 minutes.

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Another 66 km for the men -

Tadej Pogacar, one of the favorites for the overall victory, gets a new rear wheel as a gift from his mechanic.

Could this rear wheel bring you luck?

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Another 72 km for the men -

Even now, the counterattack is short-lived, the Belgians have been caught again.

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After Philippe Gilbert, it's Greg Van Avermaet's turn to shake things up #lbl # lbl21

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Avatar Author Sporza 🚴Moment of places13: 12 - 25 April 2021

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Another 73 km for the men -

It is fairly flat in the run-up to the Col du Rosier and that is why a number of riders decide to cause some commotion in the peloton.

In addition to Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet also comes into action.

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Another 75 km for the men -

The refugees can prepare for the Col du Rosier, the longest climb of the day (565 meters).

Incidentally, with a gradient of about 6 percent, it is by no means the most difficult.

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The just attempt by León Sánchez and Omar Fraile to escape from the peloton.

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🇪🇸 @ LLEONSANCHEZ attaque avec 🇪🇸 @OmarFraile at 500 meters du sommet de la côte de Wanne.

Mais le peloton ne les laisse pas partir.🇪🇸@LLEONSANCHEZ attacks with 🇪🇸 @OmarFraile 500 meters before the top of the côte de Wanne.

But the peloton doesn't let them go.

#LBL

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Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 13:01 - 25 April 2021

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Another 78 km for the men -

 The action in the front of the peloton was short-lived.

The peloton has grabbed all counter-attackers by the scruff of the neck and so peace has been restored.

Striking at the front of the pack is the presence of the INEOS men.

Do Carapaz, Kwiatkowski, Yates and Geoghegan Hart have plans to open the course early?

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Primoz Roglic has lost one of his servants: the work is done for Christoph Pfingsten.

🇧🇪 #LBL @Ch_Pfingsten his job is done.

✅About 80 km to cover.

Gap is around 4'20.

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Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 12: 48 - April 25, 2021

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Another 83 km for the men - Action in the peloton!

A group including Luis León Sánchez and Omar Fraile breaks free from the peloton.

Who is responding to this attack?

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Another 84 km with the men -

Where we just reported that a few riders had to release, the favorites are still well in the peloton for the time being.

Primoz Roglic, Julian Alaphilippe, Tadej Pogacar and Alejandro Valverde are all accompanied by a number of teammates.

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🏁 85 km - ⏱ 4'50''💨 Le peloton a décidé d'accélérer le rythme.

Il revient à moins de 5 minutes des échappés.

⏱💨 The peloton has decided to increase the pace and is now within 5 minutes of the breakaway.

⏱ #LBL

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Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 12: 50 - April 25, 2021

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Another 90 km for the men -

The peloton is making a good start and that is reflected in two things: the difference with the front runners decreases to 5 minutes and a number of riders in the peloton have to let go, including Belgian Ludwig De Winter.

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For an overview, the race route today.

🚩 Liège - Bastogne - Liège 🏁📏 259 KM1⃣1⃣x⛰📈 4500 M D + ⏰: 10h00📺 @RTBFsport: 13h25📺 @francetvsport: 15h35 #LBL

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Author Liège-Bastogne-Liège Moment of places 05: 15 - 25 April 2021

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Another 95 km with the men -

The seven adventurers will reach the top of the Côte de Mont-le-Soie, after which it can really start with the Wanne, the Stockeu, the Haute-Levée and the Rosier.

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There is nothing to complain about the conditions for the riders on the road to Liège.

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Another 100 km for the men -

With 100 kilometers to go, the lead of the leading group continues to decline slightly.

Currently the difference between the seven leaders and the peloton is 6.25 minutes.

The average speed after four hours of racing is 38.8 kilometers per hour.

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Another 110 km for the men - 

The lead of the leading group of seven (Huys, Vliegen, Rota, Chernetskiy, Marczynski, Van Poucke and the Dutchman Paaschens) is now somewhat decreasing.

They still have 6.30 minutes left on the peloton.

In the large group it is still quiet for the time being.

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Throwback - 

Last year Liège-Bastogne-Liège delivered a thrilling denouement, with Primoz Roglic and Julian Alaphilippe in the lead.

View the images again here:

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What a denouement!

Alaphilippe cheers too soon, Roglic wins!

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Avatar Author Sporza 🚴Moment of places14: 59 - October 4, 2020

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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!

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

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Another 125 km with the men - 

They have all the time and space in the peloton to eat something and that happens.

For the time being it looks a lot like a flat sprint stage in the Tour de France: a leading group jumps away and is given space and a few hours later the large group also starts with 'real' races.

🇧🇪 #LBLEnjoy your lunch, boys 🍽️

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Avatar Author Alpecin-Fenix ​​Cycling Team Moment of Places 11: 32 - April 25, 2021

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Vollering was fined after the race.

In the final phase, she threw away a water bottle in a place where that was not allowed.

So a fine.

Vollering is also getting away well from that, because cyclists were disqualified for this a month ago.

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Just back to earlier this afternoon! 

This is the podium for the women in Liège:



  • Demi Vollering

  • Annemiek van Vleuten

  • Elisa Longo Borghini

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    Still 135 km for the men - 

    It is rippling on a bit and that is not surprising.

    The race is still long and for now the favorites are fine.

    There are no prominent men in the leading group and the lead is within limits: 8.23 ​​minutes.

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    Another 145 km for the men -

    The riders are on their way to Liège and encounter eleven hills along the way.

    The seven leaders have an eight-minute lead over the peloton.

    Favorites such as Roglic, Alaphilippe and Valverde are still in the large group.

    As said before, Van der Poel and Van Aert are not participating.

    🔃 Bastogne ist erreicht, jetzt geht es über 11 Hügel zurück nach Lüttich. 7⃣🚴‍♂️ <8 '> Feld🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️ #LBL

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    Author Tour de France - DE Moment of places 11: 10 - 25 April 2021

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    This is the trophy that Demi Vollering can take home.

    It will be a special one, because it is her first major victory as Prof.

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    Another 152 km for the men - 

    The women are inside, so we can really focus on the men's race.

    We still have a leading group of seven: Laurens Huys, Loïc Vliegen, Lorenzo Rota, Sergey Chernetskiy, Tomasz Marczynski, Aaron Van Poucke and the Dutchman Mathijs Paaschens.

    They have a lead of 8.30 minutes on the peloton.

    There are no further details so far.

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    Demi Vollering can look back on a beautiful spring:

    The results of top cyclist Demi Vollering in 2021 😯👏🏻Luik-Bastogne-Liège: 1st Walloon Arrow: 10thAmstel Gold Race: 2ndBrabant Arrow: 2ndRound of Flanders: 5thStrade Bianche: 6thOmloop Het Nieuwsblad: 13th #LBL # LBL21 #LBLwomen

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    Author Tim van Dijk Moment of places 10:55 - April 25, 2021

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    This is the top ten for women:

    #LBLWomen - Top 10

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    Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of Places 10:48 - April 25, 2021

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    She doesn't win herself, but Anna van der Breggen certainly deserves a lot of compliments for her race today.

    She drove full throttle for Vollering and was rewarded, because her teammate finished by winning.

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    Vollering: "This is really great"


    "This is great. The whole team has done so well and that I can finish it is really great", a visibly emotional Demi Vollering said after the race.

    "I am so happy that the team and especially Anna van der Breggen worked like this for me. This is really a dream. I really love this race. I was very happy that we could release Marianne Vos, because with her you sprint anyway rather not."

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    And another Dutch winner in Liège!

    Cycling🚴 - Demi Vollering is the 4th 🇳🇱 winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in the women in all five editions: 2021 - DEMI VOLLERING🇳🇱2020 - Lizzy Deignan🇬🇧2019 - Annemiek van Vleuten🇳🇱2018 - Anna van der Breggen 🇳🇱2017 - Anna van der Breggen🇳🇱 #LBL

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    Avatar AuthorGracenoteNetherlandsMoment of places10: 46 - April 25, 2021

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    So the 24-year-old Demi Vollering.

    She already finished second in the Amstel Gold Race, but is now the best.

    It is her first big win.

    In 2019 she was number three in Liège.

    Vollering succeeds Elizabeth Deignan.

    The British did not participate this year.

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    The sprint - with a winning Vollering - in pictures.

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    @demivollering wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège!

    What a teamwork from @teamsdworx #LBL #LBLWomen # LBL2021

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

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