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.
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) Team||Result|
|1||Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors||6:24:44|
|2||Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||0:00:37|
|3||Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale|
|4||Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors||0:00:39|
|5||Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida|
|6||Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida|
|7||Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe|
|8||Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott|
|9||Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky|
|10||Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team|
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