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Video: Top 10 riders to watch at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Alejandro Valverde celebrates his win.

Alejandro Valverde celebrates his win.
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Dan Martin wins Liege Bastogne Liege

Dan Martin wins Liege Bastogne Liege
(Image credit: AFP)
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Former race winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing)

Former race winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing)
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Simon Gerrans gets Orica-GreenEdge's 100th win

Simon Gerrans gets Orica-GreenEdge's 100th win
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michael Kwiatkowski's new Specialized Evade helmet

Michael Kwiatkowski's new Specialized Evade helmet
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Tony Gallopin of France and Lotto-Soudal celebrates winning stage six of the 2015 Paris-Nice from Vence to Nice.

Tony Gallopin of France and Lotto-Soudal celebrates winning stage six of the 2015 Paris-Nice from Vence to Nice.
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rui Costa is a potential contender today

Rui Costa is a potential contender today
(Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea)
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Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
(Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) meets the fans

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) meets the fans

The 101-year-old Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the closing race of the Ardennes trio and the Spring Classics. Organisers of "la Doyenne" have toughened up the route this year with 10 fewer kilometres and a new climb near the finish, which should make the final selection coming to the line even smaller.

Cyclingnews has compiled a list of 10 riders to watch during the race, which takes place Sunday. Two-time winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) tops the list, followed by Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal), Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), 

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