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Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege climbs - Gallery

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Greg Van Avermaet and the CCC Team on the Liege route

Greg Van Avermaet and the CCC Team on the Liege route
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Race favourite Julian Alaphilippe recons the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route

Race favourite Julian Alaphilippe recons the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route
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EF education First's Lawson Craddock

EF education First's Lawson Craddock
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The sign marks the way for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The sign marks the way for Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Mitchelton=Scott's Adam Yates is one of the favourites for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Mitchelton=Scott's Adam Yates is one of the favourites for Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Mitchelton-Scott's Michael Albasini

Mitchelton-Scott's Michael Albasini
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Mitchelton-Scott's Daryl Impey climbs La Redoute during his Liege recon

Mitchelton-Scott's Daryl Impey climbs La Redoute during his Liege recon
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Dimension Data's Roman Kreuziger, Enrico Gasparotto and Michael Valgren

Dimension Data's Roman Kreuziger, Enrico Gasparotto and Michael Valgren
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Total Direct Energie riders on the Liege route recon

Total Direct Energie riders on the Liege route recon
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Bahrain-Merida's Dylan Teuns

Bahrain-Merida's Dylan Teuns
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The la Redoute climb is painted and ready for 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The la Redoute climb is painted and ready for 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Movistar recon the Liege route

Movistar recon the Liege route
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Greg Van Avermaet and the CCC Team on the Liege route

Greg Van Avermaet and the CCC Team on the Liege route
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Max Schachmann

Bora-Hansgrohe's Max Schachmann
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Groupama-FDJ riders climb La Redoute

Groupama-FDJ riders climb La Redoute
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Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) climbs during Friday's recon of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) climbs during Friday's recon of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route
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Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) gets some kilometres in before Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) gets some kilometres in before Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Michal Kwiatkowski and Team Sky

Michal Kwiatkowski and Team Sky
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Astana riders in formation during their Liege recon ride on Friday

Astana riders in formation during their Liege recon ride on Friday
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Deceuninck-QuickStep's Enric Mas leads the team during their Liege recon ride

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Enric Mas leads the team during their Liege recon ride
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The La Redoute climbs awaits the Liege-Bastogne-Liege peloton

The La Redoute climbs awaits the Liege-Bastogne-Liege peloton
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Philippe Gilbert catches a draft during his Liege recon ride

Philippe Gilbert catches a draft during his Liege recon ride
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Groupama-FDJ riders climb La Redoute

Groupama-FDJ riders climb La Redoute
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Total Direct Energie riders on the Liege route recon

Total Direct Energie riders on the Liege route recon
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UAE Team Emirates riders on the Liege recon ride

UAE Team Emirates riders on the Liege recon ride
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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)
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Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First)

Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First)
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EF Education First's Michael Woods, runner-up in Liege last year

EF Education First's Michael Woods, runner-up in Liege last year
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Simon Clarke is bundled up against the cold during the Liege recon ride

Simon Clarke is bundled up against the cold during the Liege recon ride
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Deceuninck-QuickStep's Philippe Gilbert

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Philippe Gilbert
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Groupama-FDJ's Valentin Madouas

Groupama-FDJ's Valentin Madouas
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy

Bora-Hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Davide Formolo

Bora-Hansgrohe's Davide Formolo
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Astana train on the Friday before Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Astana train on the Friday before Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski during the Liege recon ride

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski during the Liege recon ride
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Movistar take in the La Redoute during their recon ride

Movistar take in the La Redoute during their recon ride
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Dimension Data's Tom-Jelte Slagter

Dimension Data's Tom-Jelte Slagter
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Jumbo-Visma's Robert Gesink and Bert Jan Lindeman

Jumbo-Visma's Robert Gesink and Bert Jan Lindeman
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The Movistar team train on the Friday before Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The Movistar team train on the Friday before Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) prepares for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) prepares for Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) on the La Redoute

Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) on the La Redoute
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Cofidis staff keep track of riders

Cofidis staff keep track of riders
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AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet
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Bora-Hansgrohe's Max Schachmann

Bora-Hansgrohe's Max Schachmann
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With the final Monument of the Spring Classics up for grabs Sunday at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the top teams and riders were out on course taking the opportunity for one last chance to recon the most important and iconic parts of the course. 

Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert were on course with their Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates, as were Jakob Fuglsang and Astana, the foils for Alaphilippe so far during the Frenchman's phenomenal spring. Greg Van Avermaet and his CCC Team were taking in the route on Friday, alongside Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol and the EF Education First team. 

Four-time Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner and world champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took in parts of the course, while Frenchman Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) put in several good digs on the prominent climbs. Adam Yates was also on hand with Mitchelton-Scott.

Other teams out on Friday reconnoitering the route included Jumbo-Visma, Dimension Data, Groupama-FDJ, Bahrain-Merida and a handful of Pro Continental teams. 

Most of the action was spotted on the Côte de La Redoute, 1.6km climb in the village of Aywaille that averages 9.5 per cent gradients and comes near the end of the 256km race.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a look at who was out on La Redoute Friday.