New climb of Côte de Desnié added to 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège route

Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic (left) pips Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) on the line at the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Could the world champion’s premature celebration prove to be the difference between the two teams in the final UCI WorldTour team rankings?
Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic (left) pips Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) on the line at the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The men’s and women’s editions of Liège-Bastogne-Liège will feature the new climb of the Côte de Desnié in 2021. The ascent, which is 1.6km long at an average gradient of 8.1 per cent, has been added to the parcours immediately ahead of the pivotal ascent of the Côte de la Redoute.

As was the case in the past two editions, La Doyenne will finish in the city of Liège rather than in the hilltop suburb of Ans. The Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons is again the final climb on the route, with the summit coming 13.5km from the finish line on the Quai des Ardennes.

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