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  • Men on the go

  • Finish around 5pm

  • Women:

  • Vollering wins

  • Van Vleuten second

a few seconds ago

The just attempt by Leon Sánchez and Omar Fraile to escape from the pack.

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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

a few seconds ago

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.

The presence of the INEOS men at the front of the pack is striking.

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

a few seconds ago

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

a few seconds ago

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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2 minutes ago

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.

7 minutes ago

🏁 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

14 minutes ago

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.

16 minutes ago

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

19 minutes ago

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.

24 minutes ago

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

24 minutes ago

29 minutes ago

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.

43 minutes ago

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.

an hour ago

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

an hour ago

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

an hour ago

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

an hour ago

an hour ago

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.

an hour ago

Just back to earlier this afternoon! 

This is the podium for the women in Liège:



  • Demi Vollering

  • Annemiek van Vleuten

  • Elisa Longo Borghini

  • an hour ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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."

    2 hours ago

    2 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    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

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

    2 hours ago

    Demi Vollering is the best in the sprint!

    The Dutch records the 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).

    2 hours ago

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

    2 hours ago

    Another 700 meters for the women - 

    It seems to be a sprint!

    2 hours ago

    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?

    2 hours ago

    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?

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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?

    2 hours ago

    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 ...

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    Another 10.5 km for the women - 

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

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    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.

    2 hours ago

    Nog 12 km bij de vrouwen - Vos is niet kansloos, want de achterstand is niet heel groot. In de kopgroep wordt nu veel naar elkaar gekeken. De vraag is echter waarom, want niemand wil Vos terug in de groep hebben.

    3 uur geleden

    Nog 13 km bij de vrouwen - Vos kraakt nu wel, zo vlak voor de top. De Nederlandse ziet de andere favorieten nu wel heel snel wegrijden. Van der Breggen en Van Vleuten komen in ieder geval samen boven. Ook Vollering zit er nog bij.

    Terug omhoog