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Everyone had a thought for Michele Scarponi on Saturday, just hours after the shocking news of his death in an accident. Everyone also thought that Alejandro Valverde is the hot favorite for a fourth win on the Doyenne, four days after winning his fifth Flèche wallonne. Dan Martin, Michal Kwiatkowski, Romain Bardet… They all have ideas on how to derail the Spaniard though. But the surprise could come from Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet.

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Following his fifth triumph on the Flèche Wallonne, Alejandro Valverde is perhaps more than ever the man to beat on the 103rd edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The contenders for ‘La Doyenne' are not, however, throwing in the towel. The peloton will include more than his adversaries at Huy, such as other challengers like the winner of Paris-Roubaix Greg van Avermaet, Simon Gerrans and Tom Dumoulin…

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Teams selection

The following teams have been chosen to take part in the 103nd Liège-Bastogne-Liège. In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following eighteen UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to those two races:

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It has captivated them for 125 years! And any punishments it inflicts upon them only seem to make them keener. The champions of world cycling are singularly attracted by the Oldest of the Classics.

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A.S.O. is proud to officially present the very first edition of the Women's Liège-Bastogne-Liège race which will take place, just like the “Old Lady of the Classics”, on 23rd April, over a 135.5-km route setting off from Bastogne. For its 91st edition, the Flèche Wallonne will finish at the summit of the Mur de Huy climb, as is customary since 1984, after 200.5 km of racing and a slightly rearranged finish. The route of Liège-Bastogne-Liège has also been changed before the final...

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Monumental Poels

Twenty-eight years after Adri Van Der Poel, a heroic Wout Poels became the fifth Dutchman to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The rider from team SKY made the best of the penultimate climb of the day to power away from the favourites group alongside Rui Costa, Michael Albasini and Samuel Sanchez. The decision was finally made on the final straight in Ans where Poels managed to outsprint his rivals, crossing the line in front of Albasini and Rui Costa after a day many will remember for its...

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