See you in...Liège!
January 22 nd 2019 - 12:00
As historical and attached to traditions as they are, the Ardennes classics still manage to bring novelty.
The puncheurs will also need resilience four days later to come out on top after the 256 km awaiting them for the 105th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The challenges are as usual concentrated in the second part of the race, with nine climbs in the last 100 km. The Wanne, Stockeu and Haute-Levée triptych comes back with the addition of the Côte de Mont-le-Soie to spice it up. But the main changes come from the finale, redesigned to ensure a finish in the city center. The iconic Côte de la Redoute, the historic Côte des Forges and the always spectacular Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons (where Luxembourg champions Andy Schleck and Bob Jungels built their successes) will lead the riders to glory.
As well as unveiling the courses of the Ardennes classics, the organisers revealed the team selection for the upcoming edition of Liège–Bastogne–Liège. The following squads have been selected to compete alongside the 18 WorldTour outfits:
SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE
WANTY - GOBERT CYCLING TEAM
COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS
TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC
VITAL CONCEPT - B&B HOTELS
Dictée de Liège–Bastogne–Liège returns for second edition
The dictation will take place in all participating schools (students in the last year of primary education and first year of secondary education in the Province of Liège) on Wednesday 13 March at 10 am. The Province of Liège will organise a prize award ceremony on the occasion of the official team presentation on Saturday 27 April, the eve of the race. 150 to 200 winners will be selected for the ceremony. On the day of the race, the top 14 students will get to attend Liège–Bastogne–Liège (seven at the start and seven at the finish) together with an adult relative.