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Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes 2020

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège normally closes out the Ardennes Classics and the spring one-day races on April 26, however, this year it will be held on October 4 as part of the post-COVID-19 late-season Women's WorldTour calendar. It will also mark the second of the Ardennes after Flèche Wallonne, while Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition will be the final of the three events.

The UCI announced the revised-late season calendar in May and the Women's WorldTour has retained 16 of the original 22 events. It will include five stage races and 11 one-day races.

The 136.5km race starts in Bastogne and is expected to include climbs over Côte de Wanne, Côte de la Haute-Levée and Côte de la Vecquée, before taking on the climbs in the later stages of the race; Côte de La Redoute, where Van Vleuten attacked to win last year's edition, Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons before finishing in Liège.

After two second places, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) finished her 2019 Ardennes Classics campaign with a solo victory at 2019 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes. She attacked on the Côte de la Redoute with 32km to go and increased her advantage, finishing almost two minutes ahead of the chasing group. Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb) attacked in the final kilometres to take second place, and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) won the sprint to round out an all-Dutch podium.

Stages

  • Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes 2020
    4 October 2020 | Liège | Women's WorldTour
    • Elite Women | Bastogne - Liege
      2020-04-26

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