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Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege route - Gallery

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BMC climb La Redoute

BMC climb La Redoute
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Simon Gerrans and his Orica-GreenEdge team

Simon Gerrans and his Orica-GreenEdge team
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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BMC will be without Philippe Gilbert after he broke his finger

BMC will be without Philippe Gilbert after he broke his finger
(Image credit: BMC Racing Team)
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BMC has some fun during their recon

BMC has some fun during their recon
(Image credit: BMC Racing Team)
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Katusha on the Col du Maquisard

Katusha on the Col du Maquisard
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Katusha get ready for their recon

Katusha get ready for their recon
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Katusha checks out the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route

Katusha checks out the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Katusha on the Côte de La Roche aux Faucons

Katusha on the Côte de La Roche aux Faucons
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Joaquim Rodriguez rides up the Côte de Saint-Nicolas

Joaquim Rodriguez rides up the Côte de Saint-Nicolas
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Katusha on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas

Katusha on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas
(Image credit: Katusha Team)
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Lotto-Soudal before their recon

Lotto-Soudal before their recon
(Image credit: Lotto Soudal)
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Out on route at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Out on route at Liege-Bastogne-Liege
(Image credit: Movistar)
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Movistar prepare for their recon

Movistar prepare for their recon
(Image credit: Movistar)
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Many fans are already lining the roads

Many fans are already lining the roads
(Image credit: Movistar)
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Kevin Reza during FDJ's Liege-Bastogne-Liege recon

Kevin Reza during FDJ's Liege-Bastogne-Liege recon
(Image credit: FDJ)
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Happy to be riding

Happy to be riding
(Image credit: BMC Racing Team)
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Samuel Sanchez during the recon

Samuel Sanchez during the recon
(Image credit: BMC Racing Team)
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Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek-Segafredo)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek-Segafredo)
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lampre-Merida and IAM Cycling complete the climb together

Lampre-Merida and IAM Cycling complete the climb together
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alejandro is looking for yet another Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory

Alejandro is looking for yet another Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Can Tinkoff replicate their cobbles success?

Can Tinkoff replicate their cobbles success?
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lotto-Soudal has a number of options for Sunday

Lotto-Soudal has a number of options for Sunday
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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LottoNL-Jumbo during their recon

LottoNL-Jumbo during their recon
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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LottoNL-Jumbo out on route

LottoNL-Jumbo out on route
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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A Philippe Gilbert-less BMC team

A Philippe Gilbert-less BMC team
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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In case you were in any doubt of where you were

In case you were in any doubt of where you were
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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La Redoute with the name of Philippe Gilbert along it

La Redoute with the name of Philippe Gilbert along it
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Movistar during their recon

Movistar during their recon
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)

Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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FDJ take a close look at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege

FDJ take a close look at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege
(Image credit: FDJ)

Ardennes week is nearing its close with the final preparations for Liège-Bastogne-Liège. With the team’s presentation scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Friday was the final chance for many teams to check out the route.

It was also an opportunity to ride Liège-Bastogne-Liège’s new climb the Côte de la Rue Naniot, a cobbled ascent that could spice things up.

Alejandro Valverde and his Movistar outfit were one of the many teams out on route. Katusha and Joaquim Rodriguez were also out on route, as were Lotto-Soudal, LottoNL-Jumbo, FDJ and Tinkoff.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege takes place this Sunday and Cyclingnews will have full live coverage of the event. Flick through the gallery above to see the riders recon the route.

#LBL @PuritoRodriguez checks a new climb Côte de la Rue Naniot together with Enrico Gasparotto. You must see it! https://t.co/DLZhRb3f9S

Our #LBL recon!@giovisco @rorysutherland1 @danimoreno81 @rubenfa @alejanvalverde @ImanolErviti @cabg1989https://t.co/ZiZcFSt3BL