New climb in Liège-Bastogne-Liège finale

By Brecht Decaluwé in Liège

The course of the 2008 Liège-Bastogne-Liège has been changed slightly to include a new climb called the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons which comes deep into the finale at 241.5 kilometres covered. The new climb replaces the Côte de Sart-Tilman that has featured as the penultimate climb in previous editions as race organisers ASO decided that a harder climb would make the finale a better spectacle. The Roche-aux-Faucons is 1.5 kilometres long, averages 9.9 percent gradient and has steepest sections of between 16 and 18 percent.

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