5 conclusions from Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2021

LIEGE BELGIUM APRIL 25 Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx celebrates at arrival during the 5th Liege Bastogne Liege 2021 Womens Elite a 1409km race from Bastogne to Lige LBLwomen LBL UCIWWT on April 25 2021 in Liege Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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The Ardennes Classics are over for another year with Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes, delivering an unusually tight battle for victory with the unprecedented sprint leaving Demi Vollering (SD Worx) to take the biggest win of her career.

The 2019 winner, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), couldn’t get away during the 140.9 kilometre race and ended up settling for second in the sprint while third place for Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) was enough to put her into the lead of the Women’s WorldTour. 

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Simone Giuliani
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