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Gallery: Liège-Bastogne-Liège teams presentation

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Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) stays dry

Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) stays dry
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol Team)

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol Team)
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Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)
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Movistar pair Giovanni Visconti and Alejandro Valverde

Movistar pair Giovanni Visconti and Alejandro Valverde
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Sylvain Chavanel has had a long spring campaign

Sylvain Chavanel has had a long spring campaign
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Alex Howes (Garmin-Barracuda)

Alex Howes (Garmin-Barracuda)
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Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda)

Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda)
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Michele Scarponi (Lampre)

Michele Scarponi (Lampre)
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Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)

Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)
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Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)

Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)
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Andy Schleck signs a jersey for a young fan

Andy Schleck signs a jersey for a young fan
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Damiano Cunego appeared fresh after his difficult outing in Trentino

Damiano Cunego appeared fresh after his difficult outing in Trentino
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Chris Horner and Joost Posthuma

Chris Horner and Joost Posthuma
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Fabian Wegmann chats with his agent

Fabian Wegmann chats with his agent
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Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun)

Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun)
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Christian Prudhomme attended the teams presentation in Liege

Christian Prudhomme attended the teams presentation in Liege
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Thomas Voeckler keeps warm

Thomas Voeckler keeps warm
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) has not reached his top form yet this season

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) has not reached his top form yet this season
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Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) will be hoping to find his Milan-San Remo form

Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) will be hoping to find his Milan-San Remo form
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The GreenEdge riders and staff

The GreenEdge riders and staff
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Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) will be a marked man on Sunday

Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) will be a marked man on Sunday
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Euskaltel-Euskadi relax before they're called to the main stage

Euskaltel-Euskadi relax before they're called to the main stage
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The Katusha team

The Katusha team
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Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Barracuda)

Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Barracuda)
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The Garmin-Barracuda team on stage

The Garmin-Barracuda team on stage
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The final spring classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège, brings down the curtain on a campaign that has seen excitement, intrigue and surprises, but unlike the Omega Pharma-QuickStep shut out during the cobbles, the Ardennes have been far more open affairs.

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) got the ball rolling with a shock win in Amstel Gold Race, while Joaquim Rodriguez captured his first classic with a typically explosive attack in La Fleche Wallonne.

Liège offers a number of riders the chance to salvage their campaigns, and whether through their own poor form or Omega Pharma’s domination on the cobbles, there are a number of riders with something to prove in Liège.

Defending champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) is the biggest headline act who has failed to sparkle this spring. His improving form was evident at Fleche and the Belgian will be looking to close out with a win. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was expected to challenge throughout the Ardennes but so far the Spaniard has failed to reactivate the pre-doping ban form that marked him out as one of the most lethal riders on this terrain. On Saturday, 24 hours before the race depart, the riders and teams gathered at the Palais Provincial in Liege for the routine of the teams presentation. There were frequent overhead showers - as expected for Sunday's race too - but that didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds, who once again turned out to see their favourites on show.