Daniel Martin wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) won a thrilling Liege-Bastogne-Liege, powering clear of Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in the final few hundred meters to seal his first Classics victory. The Irishman was set up for the win by teammate Ryder Hesjedal who attacked on the penultimate climb of the race and then held a crucial chase group together before the final drag to the finish in Ans.

Martin, who came into the race as one of the favourites following his fourth place in La Fleche Wallonne, jumped onto Rodriguez's wheel when the Spaniard attacked with one kilometre to go and then distanced the Spaniard with the line in sight.

"I can't believe it, I'm really in shock," said Martin. "I've never seen the team ride so strong - they kept me protected all day. It felt like one of the easiest races I've ever did. It really is incredible, I'm so happy."

When an early break of Sander Armee (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise), Bart De Clercq (Lotto Belisol), Vincent Jérôme (Europcar) plus IAM Cycling teammates Jonathan Fumeaux and Pirmin Lang reeled in on the lower slopes of the Côte de la Redoute the real racing began in earnest. Team Sky, BMC and Katusha had controlled much of the early action up until that point but with a race route altered due to road works, caution appeared to temper the peloton's aggression. An early attack from the favourites on the Côte de la Redoute would have been foolish, but when David Lopez attacked on the lower slopes of the climb panic began to reign.

Sky boxed the front, and only a prowling Philippe Gilbert (BMC) was allowed to move up but in the heat of the moment Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Rui Costa (Movistar) were able to join Lopez.

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida), keen to remind everyone and even himself of the abilities he once had, launched himself up the road in pursuit. It wasn’t the Cunego of old, though, and even with the help of Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Alberto Losada (Katusha), Mathias Frank (BMC) and Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ) the merging groups were only given a maximum of 18 seconds.

Behind them Astana and BMC mustered the troops while Garmin-Sharp kept their powder dry.

Even when Cunego led a second raiding party Garmin-Sharp kept their sharp wits about them, only Alex Howes playing a role as he brought his leaders to the front.

Contador plays his hand

Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) was the first genuine contender to attack from the field on the Côte de Colonster. The Spaniard had played down his chances on the eve of the race and there was certainly a spark missing from his normally distinctive attacks. He lumbered rather than led and was quickly bridged to by Ryder Hesjedal, Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale), Rigoberto Uran (Sky), Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) and Rui Costa (Movistar). So much for the pre-race prediction that the Colonster was not decisive enough to force a split.

World champion Philippe Gilbert was unable to follow, and although Pierre Rolland (Europcar) briefly threatened, the Frenchman was brought to heel by the top of the climb.

Hesjedal had no intention of being so subservient and attacked Contador and his companions before the top of the climb. The Canadian flew down the descent as if his life depended on it, forcing BMC and Astana to regroup. The move dragged the Giro d’Italia champion 20 seconds clear and with Martin marking moves in the peloton Garmin’s cards were beginning to pay off.

The team had been in a similar position with Martin and Hesjedal at the front of the race last year but this time the pair looked far more assured and when Hesjedal was eventually caught by Betancur, Valverde, Martin, Rodriguez and Scarponi on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas, the Canadian remained at the front of the race and kept the group clear.

By now even the leaders were starting to show their fatigue. Valverde gripped the bars and hoped that a sprint would ensue, while Rodriguez looked back and saw that Astana and BMC were closing in. It was now or never and with 1km to go the Spaniard attacked. Scarponi was the first to respond before Martin leapfrogged the Lampre man. Martin then took over and in the space of 500 meters the Irishman went from the doldrums of Classic nearly-man to a Monument champion.

The early stages

It took a number of attacks to get there, but after 10km of racing the day's break established itself under overcast skies in the way out of Liège.

Sander Armee (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise), Bart De Clercq (Lotto), Vincent Jérôme (Europcar), Pirmin Lang (IAM Cycling), Frederik Veucheulen (Vacansoleil) and Jonathan Fumeaux (IAM Cycling) were the chosen six, the peloton content to let them move ahead of the race rather quickly. With 44km of racing done, and with the breakaway having gained 14 minutes over the bunch, Katusha moved to the front of the chase, pegging the six back to around 12 minutes. And only with around 100km of racing complete, did the gap finally dip below 10 minutes.

The Côte de Wanne saw BMC and Movistar with a concerted effort at the front of the peloton with the breakaway's advantage hovering around six minutes, but the bunch was stretched in the process. Next up, the Côte de Stockeu forced the breakaway to split under pressure, with Lang dropping behind but eventually making contact again with 90km to go and the gap at 5:29.

The Col du Rosier, the highest point in the race at 565 metres marked the spot for Team Saxo-Tinkoff, as they accelerated off the front of the bunch via Mads Christensen and Chris Anker Sørensen. The move took another 15 seconds off the six leaders' advantage and with 70km to go, the breakaway had just 2:56 over the peloton. Through Spa and the Côte du Maquisard was next, this time Astana leading the charge up the climb, with RadioShack and Sky in the wheels behind.

Armee was dropped from the front group on the Maquisard and seemed content to let his companions drive on ahead, the peloton continuing to close in with four climbs left in the race. De Clercq was next to drop out of the breakaway, suffering mechanical issues and receiving assistance from neutral service and eventually the team car with a spare bike. At least 30 seconds back, the Belgian's day looked to be over with 57km to go. De Clercq made it back to the lead group seven kilometres later, but the quintet’s lead had been cut considerably, now down to 1:28 following the Mont-Theux.

Sky firmly had charge of the pace-setting for the peloton, with Froome and Porte the last of their intact squad at the front of the bunch. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was hovering nearby, as was Philippe Gilbert (BMC) with his home town just ahead with thousands of fans awaiting his arrival, while Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) was one of the last men in the bunch.

The Côte de la Redoute ahead, the jostling for position at the front of the bunch began in earnest, with Sky gaining company from Lampre-Merida, AG2R La Mondiale, Omega Pharma-QuickStep and BMC. The gap continued to drop under these conditions and with 41km to go, it was down to a minute.

Andrei Amador (Movistar) crashed on a left-hand bend with 40km to go, taking several Cofidis riders with them, no doubt causing concern for Alejandro Valverde's chances.

The ascent of the Redoute brought multiple attacks, first from Vincent Jerome (Europcar) with David Lopez (Sky), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) joining him in the charge.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Full Results
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp6:38:07
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:03
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:09
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:18
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SharpRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 11 - Cell 2
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:21
18Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:26
19Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:56
20Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:01:00
23Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:03
26Yury Trofimov (Rus) KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:06
28Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 28 - Cell 2
30Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 29 - Cell 2
31John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJRow 34 - Cell 2
36Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:14
37Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 36 - Cell 2
38Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 38 - Cell 2
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:18
41Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:01:20
42Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 41 - Cell 2
43Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:01:24
44Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:01:25
46Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:01:30
47Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp0:01:34
48Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:40
52Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:01:49
53Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:02:12
55Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:02:15
56Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 55 - Cell 2
57Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 56 - Cell 2
58Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 57 - Cell 2
59Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:21
60Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:28
61Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:40
62Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 63 - Cell 2
65Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:04:51
66David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:04:53
67Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:16
69Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 68 - Cell 2
70Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 70 - Cell 2
72Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 71 - Cell 2
73Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 72 - Cell 2
74Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 73 - Cell 2
75Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) KatushaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:05:26
80Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:05:33
82Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 81 - Cell 2
83Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:07:51
84Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:07:57
85Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:09
86Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:08:20
87Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 86 - Cell 2
88Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 87 - Cell 2
89Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 88 - Cell 2
90Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 89 - Cell 2
91Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 90 - Cell 2
92Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 91 - Cell 2
93Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 92 - Cell 2
94Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:08:29
95Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 94 - Cell 2
96Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 95 - Cell 2
97Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 96 - Cell 2
98Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 98 - Cell 2
100Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Eduard Vorganov (Rus) KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 101 - Cell 2
103Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 102 - Cell 2
104Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 103 - Cell 2
105Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 104 - Cell 2
106Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 105 - Cell 2
107Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 106 - Cell 2
108Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 107 - Cell 2
109Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 108 - Cell 2
110Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 110 - Cell 2
112Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 112 - Cell 2
114Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 114 - Cell 2
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 115 - Cell 2
117Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 117 - Cell 2
119Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 118 - Cell 2
120Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 119 - Cell 2
121Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 120 - Cell 2
122Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:20
124Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:35
125Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:09:54
126Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:11:38
127Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 126 - Cell 2
128Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:12:52
129Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:37
131David Tanner (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:39
132Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 132 - Cell 2
134Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 133 - Cell 2
135Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 134 - Cell 2
136Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 135 - Cell 2
137Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:08
138Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 137 - Cell 2
139Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 138 - Cell 2
140Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 139 - Cell 2
141Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 140 - Cell 2
142Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 141 - Cell 2
143Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 142 - Cell 2
144Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 143 - Cell 2
145Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 144 - Cell 2
146Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 146 - Cell 2
148Gilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:16:43
DNFAlexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
DNFStefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFVincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Team EuropcarRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Veilleux (Can) Team EuropcarRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFVasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFRichie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFGianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 158 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 159 - Cell 2
DNFAndrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
DNFImanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
DNFPablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
DNFAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 164 - Cell 2
DNFMatteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 165 - Cell 2
DNFDavide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 166 - Cell 2
DNFMattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 167 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJRow 168 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Pichon (Fra) FDJRow 169 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 170 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandr Pliuschin (Mda) IAM CyclingRow 171 - Cell 2
DNFTosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 172 - Cell 2
DNFTim Wellens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 173 - Cell 2
DNFRuben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 174 - Cell 2
DNFBen Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 175 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 176 - Cell 2
DNFTim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 177 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 178 - Cell 2
DNFJean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 179 - Cell 2
DNFJérôme Gilbert (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 180 - Cell 2
DNFWill Routley (Can) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 181 - Cell 2
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 182 - Cell 2
DNFPim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 183 - Cell 2
DNFSander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 184 - Cell 2
DNFSander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 185 - Cell 2
DNFEliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 186 - Cell 2
DNFStijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 187 - Cell 2
DNFArthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 188 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 189 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 190 - Cell 2
DNFYann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 191 - Cell 2
DNFFrancois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 192 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 193 - Cell 2
DNFJoeri Bueken (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 194 - Cell 2
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-EuphonyRow 195 - Cell 2
DNFEgidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-EuphonyRow 196 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Premont (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 197 - Cell 2
DNFKlaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 198 - Cell 2
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de la Roche-en-Ardenne
1Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Saint-Roch
1Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Wanne
1Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Stockeu (stèle Eddy Merckx)
1Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de la Haute-Levée
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Col du Rosier
1Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Maquisard Côte de Maquisard
1Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
1Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de la Redoute
1Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Colonster
1Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côte de Saint-Nicolas
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp1
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Côtes classification
1Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling3pts
2Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp1Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling1Row 3 - Cell 3
5Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1Row 5 - Cell 3

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1


As a sports journalist and producer since 1997, Jane has covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games, rugby league, motorsport, cricket, surfing, triathlon, rugby union, and golf for print, radio, television and online. However her enduring passion has been cycling.


Jane is a former Australian Editor of Cyclingnews from 2011 to 2013 and continues to freelance within the cycling industry.


Latest on Cyclingnews