April 22, 2018, Liege, Liege, Road - WorldTour

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) won Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday in Ans, just the third rider from Luxembourg to ever win the Monument. The 25-year-old took a solo victory ahead of a chase group sprint won by Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale). Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) finished fourth.

The Ardennes triptych - and the Spring Classics - came to a close with Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Known as La Doyenne, the race is the oldest of all the Classics, having first been contested back in 1892, and it is the fourth of five Monuments in the season. It also widely regarded as the toughest, thanks to its succession of punishing climbs.

The likes of the Côte de la Redoute, the race's most emblematic climb, the Côte de Roche aux Faucons, and the Côte Saint-Nicolas - all coming late into the race - shaped proceedings, as did the frantic kilometres that separated them.

Like at La Fleche Wallonne, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) went into the race as the man to beat, after claiming his fourth title last year in a two-up sprint against former winner Daniel Martin.

The 37-year-old Spaniard has a quality record here over the years, with seven podium finishes from 10 participations. However, this year, he did not complete the top 10.

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2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege - Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors6:24:44 
2Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:37 
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:00:39 
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
7Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott  
9Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  

 

    

2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege profile

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