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Maxim Iglinskiy wins Liège - Bastogne - Liège

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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates a surprise win in Liege.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates a surprise win in Liege.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) had 45 seconds at one point.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) had 45 seconds at one point.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) thought he was going to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) thought he was going to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) bursts clear.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) bursts clear.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the road to Liege.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the road to Liege.
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BMC worked hard for Philippe Gilbert.

BMC worked hard for Philippe Gilbert.
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Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar).

Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar).
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Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) leads Philippe Gilbert.

Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) leads Philippe Gilbert.
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Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) did not have the impact he would have liked.

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) did not have the impact he would have liked.
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RadioShack-Nissan were to the fore early on but faded in the finale.

RadioShack-Nissan were to the fore early on but faded in the finale.
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Kevin Ista (Accent Jobs - Veranda's Willems) was in the early break.

Kevin Ista (Accent Jobs - Veranda's Willems) was in the early break.
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Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi) leads the early break.

Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi) leads the early break.
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Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi).

Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi).
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The day's early five-man break.

The day's early five-man break.
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Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished outside the time limit.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished outside the time limit.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) off the front.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) off the front.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) salutes from the podium.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) salutes from the podium.
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A disappointed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) crosses the line.

A disappointed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) crosses the line.
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the sprint for 3rd.

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the sprint for 3rd.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) congratulates Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on winning the 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) congratulates Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on winning the 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) faded on the final approach to Ans.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) faded on the final approach to Ans.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) endures the podium protocol.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) endures the podium protocol.
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A disconsolate Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the podium.

A disconsolate Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the podium.
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Enrico Gasparotto congratulates Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on his win.

Enrico Gasparotto congratulates Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on his win.
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Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) were 1st and 3rd, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) was third.

Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) were 1st and 3rd, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) was third.
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Maxim Ignlinskiy (Astana) puts Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in the red on the Saint-Nicolas.

Maxim Ignlinskiy (Astana) puts Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in the red on the Saint-Nicolas.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) finished second.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) finished second.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates the win.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates the win.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates his win.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates his win.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) flanked by Enrico Gasparotto and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the podium at Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) flanked by Enrico Gasparotto and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the podium at Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates on the podium.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) celebrates on the podium.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) en route to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) en route to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) triumphant in Liege.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) triumphant in Liege.
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Maxim Iglinskiy completes Astana's remarkable week.

Maxim Iglinskiy completes Astana's remarkable week.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) is the second Kazakh winner in three years.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) is the second Kazakh winner in three years.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) took a stunning win at Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) took a stunning win at Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on the brink of dropping Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) on the Saint Nicolas.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) on the brink of dropping Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) on the Saint Nicolas.
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Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar) forge clear of the Gilbert group.

Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar) forge clear of the Gilbert group.
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Pierre Rolland (Europcar) was on the attack.

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) was on the attack.
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Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan).

Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan).
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC).

Philippe Gilbert (BMC).
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) on the Stockeu.

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) on the Stockeu.
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Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan).

Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan).
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD).

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD).
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Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan).

Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan).
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Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) struggled to make an impact.

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) struggled to make an impact.
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Fumiyuki Beppu (GreenEdge).

Fumiyuki Beppu (GreenEdge).
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Pierre Rolland (Europcar) sparked a dangerous group that bridged to the early break.

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) sparked a dangerous group that bridged to the early break.
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Huge crowds gather on the Cote de Saint-Roche.

Huge crowds gather on the Cote de Saint-Roche.
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Positioning is vital on the early climbs.

Positioning is vital on the early climbs.
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Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) and Pierre Rolland (Europcar) in pursuit of the leaders.

Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) and Pierre Rolland (Europcar) in pursuit of the leaders.
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Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar).

Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Pierre Rolland (Europcar).
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) powers to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) powers to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads over the Saint Nicolas.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads over the Saint Nicolas.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the attack.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the attack.
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A disappointed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) at the finish.

A disappointed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) at the finish.
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The peloton was wrapped up against the cold.

The peloton was wrapped up against the cold.
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The peloton winds its way into the Ardennes.

The peloton winds its way into the Ardennes.
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Passionate fans aren't restricted to Flanders.

Passionate fans aren't restricted to Flanders.
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Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) was aggressive throughout.

Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) was aggressive throughout.
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Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) in the bunch.

Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) in the bunch.
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) takes second place.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) takes second place.
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Looks like rain. Oscar Freire (Katusha) sizes up the weather alongside Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

Looks like rain. Oscar Freire (Katusha) sizes up the weather alongside Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) crosses the line victorious.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) crosses the line victorious.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins alone in Ans.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins alone in Ans.
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the sprint for third.

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the sprint for third.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
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Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) celebrate on the podium.

Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) celebrate on the podium.
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Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) were 1st and 3rd.

Maxim Iglinskiy and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) were 1st and 3rd.
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The start in Liege at the Place Saint Lambert

The start in Liege at the Place Saint Lambert
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Signing in

Signing in
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Fabian Wegmann (Garmin Barracuda) gives an interview

Fabian Wegmann (Garmin Barracuda) gives an interview
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One of the men of the day, Alejandro Valverde

One of the men of the day, Alejandro Valverde
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Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)
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A happy Frank Schleck (Team Radioshack Nissan)

A happy Frank Schleck (Team Radioshack Nissan)
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Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)

Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)
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Team Radioshack Nissan)

Team Radioshack Nissan)
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German rider Jens Voigt

German rider Jens Voigt
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Spanish rider Jose Joaquim Rojas (Movistar)

Spanish rider Jose Joaquim Rojas (Movistar)
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Team Landbouwkrediet

Team Landbouwkrediet
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Team Landbouwkrediet

Team Landbouwkrediet
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Team Landbouwkrediet

Team Landbouwkrediet
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Euskaltel at sign in

Euskaltel at sign in
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
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Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank)

Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank)
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A rider from Omega Pharma Quickstep gives an interview

A rider from Omega Pharma Quickstep gives an interview
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French team Saur Sojasun starts in Liege

French team Saur Sojasun starts in Liege
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Saur Sojasun rolls to the start

Saur Sojasun rolls to the start
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A rider from the Belgian team Lotto Belisol

A rider from the Belgian team Lotto Belisol
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Dominik Nerz is the only German rider on the Italian Liquigas team

Dominik Nerz is the only German rider on the Italian Liquigas team
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French rider Vincent Jerome

French rider Vincent Jerome
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Franck Bouyer (Team Europcar)

Franck Bouyer (Team Europcar)
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Pierre Rolland (Europcar)

Pierre Rolland (Europcar)
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Team Sky on the way to the start

Team Sky on the way to the start
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Jose Joquim Rojas on the way to the start

Jose Joquim Rojas on the way to the start
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Famous French rider Amael Moinard (BMC)

Famous French rider Amael Moinard (BMC)
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Joost Posthuma (RadioShack Nissan)

Joost Posthuma (RadioShack Nissan)
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A team Sky rider on the way to the start

A team Sky rider on the way to the start
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Just a few minutes before the start

Just a few minutes before the start
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Riders before the start

Riders before the start
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An Astana rider

An Astana rider
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Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert is one of the favorites for today's race

Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert is one of the favorites for today's race
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French rider Jerome Pineau

French rider Jerome Pineau
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Sebastian Minard looks a bit skeptical before the start.

Sebastian Minard looks a bit skeptical before the start.
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Team cars and buses

Team cars and buses
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The place Saint Lambert, where this year's Tour de France will also start

The place Saint Lambert, where this year's Tour de France will also start
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Team buses

Team buses
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Decorations on one team bus.

Decorations on one team bus.
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) attacked out of a small chasing group to catch Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) within sight of the flamme rouge and take the win in the 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Nibali had jumped from the field on the penultimate climb and tried to solo in the last 20km, but the Kazakh gave chase to claim his first Classic win.

Nibali exhaustedly crossed the finish line 20 seconds later, and Iglinskiy's teammate Enrico Gasparatto was third, winning the chase group's sprint. Last year's winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC), who had long been part of that group, relaxed when he realized he had no chance and rolled easily over the line in 16th place.

This race is often decided on La Redoute, but this year the action waited until the Cote de La Roche aux Faucons, with 20km to go. La Redoute had indeed reduced the field, and from there, BMC put up a furious pace around defending champion Gilbert. They caught and passed the remnants of the day's escape group. But at the top of the climb, it was Nibali at the head of things, and he took off alone on the descent, only to be caught again at the last minute.

At the start in chilly Liège, 200 riders left the Saint-Lambert Square while the sun was peeping through the dark clouds. Even before the official departure, outsider Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) hit the deck and broke his collarbone.

In almost every Spring Classic this year, the early breakaway only got away after the first hour of racing and La Doyenne was no different. Despite several earlier attempts, it took an hour before three riders escaped after 40km of racing: Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma - Quick Step), Simon Geschke (Argos-Shimano) and Kevin Ista (Accent Jobs - Veranda's Willems),and they were soon joined by Reiner Honig (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony), Grégory Habeaux (Accent Jobs - Veranda's Willems) and Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi). By that time, the gap had skyrocketed to more than 12 minutes. That was the signal for the Katusha team of top favorite Joaquím Rodriguez to start working.

In Bastogne - at the turning point - rain showers tortured the riders when they reached the feed zone. From there, the gap dropped from 12 minutes to seven minutes after the second climb of the day, the Côte de Saint-Roch. The average speed dropped back to 38km/h while Katusha kept the gap at around seven minutes in the long zone before the third climb of the day, the Côte de Wanne. The peloton started getting restless while several riders were beginning to feel the pain of the demanding Ardennes course, getting dropped on the Wanne. The gap was down to just over five minutes after this climb.

Just before hitting the Cote de Stockeu, the front group lost Geschke in a crash and while in the peloton, favorite Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) ran into problems as well. The gap dropped to under three minutes on the long, demanding climbs. On the Levée , Pierre Rolland (Europcar) attacked, accompanied by Vasil Kiryienka (Europcar) and David Le Lay (Saur-Sojasun). They caught the five remaining leaders by the 4km long climb up the Col du Rosier. The peloton, led by BMC and Lotto Belisol, trailed the front of the race by one and a half minutes while riding in and out of rain showers.

The fast pace set by the newcomers in the break resulted in several dropped riders, but the gap back to the peloton remained above one minute. The rain continued to come down, and the riders packed themselves in dry, warm clothes. Cataldo, Bazzana, Rolland, Lelay and Kiryienka held on to a fairly consistent 1:30 lead for a while. Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank) jumped from the field but never got far away, as the looming La Redoute dominated things, with the teams bringing their captains early into position.

The fearsome climb tore the lead group apart, and behind them, the peloton gobbled up Christensen. Both Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) had technical problems on the climb, throwing them back, while Gilbert rode easily at the head of the field. While the chasing peloton got noticeably smaller, there was no real decisive move made.

Kiryienka and Rolland came over the top with about a 45-second lead, with Cataldo chasing them and struggling to catch up and hang on. He finally made it to the other two.

BMC kept the pace high, high enough that splits started appearing in the long, strung-out peloton. With only 25km to go, the gap had fallen to under 30 seconds. With 21km to go, the leaders hit the penultimate climb, the Cote de La Roche aux Faucons, with only a 14-second lead, with BMC still leading the chase. Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) couldn't hold the pace and fell off the back of the field.

Kiryienka was finally alone in the lead, but was caught by a small high-powered group including Nibali and Gilbert. Rodriguez found himself struggling, as the field tore apart on the high-speed climb.

Nibali stayed at the head of things as they crested the climb, and he took off on the descent, hoping to pick up enough of a gap on the remaining 19km to avoid a sprint at the finish. The chase groups, consisting of Gilbert, Gasparotto, Iglinskiy, Sanchez, Rodriguez, Kiserlovski, Mollema, Rolland, Voeckler, Scarponi, Van Den Broeck, Nocentini, Hesjedal, Martin, and Vanendert, were very fluid, with multiple attacks, and very little cooperation or co-ordination.

Nibali was able to take 22 seconds into the final 15km, with Iglinskiy and Rodriguez closest behind him. The Liquigas rider turned on the speed, and with 10km to go, had built his gap up to 39 seconds.

Martin and Rolland were the next to attack out of the Gilbert group, but Nibali had found his rhythm and kept pulling away. He went alone and perhaps not quite so easily up the final climb of the Cote de Saint Nicolas, but maintained his lead. Iglinskiy was surprisingly able to drop Rodriguez on the steep climb, and behind them, Gilbert had difficulties as well.

Iglinskiy crossed the top 46 seconds down on Nibali, but doggedly gave chase, getting closer and closer. The tiring Italian was unable to give any more and virtually within sight of the flamme rouge, he was caught and passed by the Astana rider.

Iglinskiy powered his way up the closing climb, extending his lead and crossing the finish line 20 seconds ahead of the exhausted Nibali. Gasparotto won the sprint of the chase group to claim another podium place for Astana.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6:43:52
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:21
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:36
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
7Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda
10Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
12Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team
14Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team
15Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:00
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:27
17Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:02:11
18Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
19Simon Gerrans (Aus) Greenedge Cycling Team
20Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling
21Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
22Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
23Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan
24Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team
25Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
26Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan
28Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
29Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling
30Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
31Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
32Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team
33Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
34Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
35Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD
36Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:19
38Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:05
39Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
40Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:05:27
41Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
42Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:39
43Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
45Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
46Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
47Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda
48Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda
49Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
50Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan
51Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
52Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda
53Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano
54Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda
55Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
56Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
57Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
58Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan
59Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
60Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
61Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
62Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
63Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
64Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
65Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:05:45
66Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet0:07:29
67Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
68Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:08:22
69Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
70Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
71Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:28
72David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:08:30
73Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:54
74Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
75Michael Albasini (Swi) Greenedge Cycling Team
76Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
77Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
78Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
79Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:11:04
80Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
81Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:12:18
82Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team
83Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
84Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
85Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
86Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
87Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
88Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
89Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
90Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
91Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano
92Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank
93Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano
94Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
95Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
96Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi
97Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
98Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team
99Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
100Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
101Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
102Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
103Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team
104Christian Meier (Can) Greenedge Cycling Team
105Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
106Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
107Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD
108Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling
109Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
110Daryl Impey (RSA) Greenedge Cycling Team0:12:50
111Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:12:54
112Simon Clarke (Aus) Greenedge Cycling Team0:14:31
113Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNQAlejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team
DNQAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team
DNQJose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
DNQLaurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNQPablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFBrent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
DNFMartin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
DNFKlaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team
DNFAmaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFChristopher Horner (USA) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFJens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFJoost Posthuma (Ned) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFFrancesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFSylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFMatt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFMichal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFJérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFAlberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team
DNFEduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
DNFStefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
DNFFederico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
DNFDaniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
DNFRigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling
DNFDavide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling
DNFLuke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling
DNFFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Greenedge Cycling Team
DNFTravis Meyer (Aus) Greenedge Cycling Team
DNFWesley Sulzberger (Aus) Greenedge Cycling Team
DNFIgor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFJorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFGorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFRuben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFLieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team
DNFLaurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
DNFYannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
DNFLars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
DNFStef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
DNFFranck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFAnthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
DNFKévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFLeonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
DNFAlessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD
DNFPieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFEliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFArthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFJelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFMaxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFBen Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFSébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFChristophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFThomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos-Shimano
DNFYukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano
DNFTom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano
DNFSimon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano
DNFYann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano
DNFThomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda
DNFKoen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFGilles Devillers (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFSandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
DNFKenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
DNFRémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
DNFGaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFBrian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFBart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFGert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFOleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFSjef De Wilde (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFGregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFArnoud Van Groen (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFEvert Verbist (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFSergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank
DNFDavid Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
DNFTroels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
DNFJulien Antomarchi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
DNFJavier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi
DNFGeorg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi

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