For the third time, the 'Contre la montre pour le coeur' (Time trial for the heart) will held in Liège, Belgium on Friday, April 21. It is a charity event for the 'Centre de recherche en cardiologie pédiatrique', a medical institute researching child heart problems. The event is a two-rider time trial held over 1600 metres around Place Saint-Lambert, with a number of pro riders forming pairs with journalists and amateur riders.
Last year, Axel and Eddy Merckx, Constantino Zaballa, David Etxebarria, Nico Sijmens, Filippo Pozzato, Frederico Reino, Francisco Mancebo, José Vicente Garcia Acosta, Stanley Scott, Koen de Kort, Angel Vicioso, Nico Mattan, Cadel Evans, Davide Bramati, Sébastien Rosseleer, Philippe Gilbert, Christophe Brandt, Thierry Marichal, Rick Verbrugghe, Christophe Detilloux and many more were all present.
The riders will participate again this year: Gilberto Simoni already promised his attendance. The event will be held in the same place as the start of Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège.The race director of ASO, Jean-Francois Pescheux, Jean-Marie Leblanc and the new general director of ASO, Christian Prudhomme will also be present.