2003 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Who will win the 2003 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

  • Lance Armstrong

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Frank Vandenbroucke

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Michael Boogerd

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Alexandre Vinokourov

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Danilo Di Luca

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Francesco Casagrande

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Michele Bartoli

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jan Ullrich

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


Staff member
Aug 12, 2001
Who do you think will win this years Liège-Bastogne-Liège?

The following are a few quotes from http://www.cyclingnews.com

Armstrong the favourite
After his eighth place in last week's Amstel Gold Race and his obvious desire to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Lance Armstrong (US Postal-Berry Floor) is tipped to be the favourite in tomorrow's race. Having twice finished second (in 1994 and 1996), the American is set to go one better, although he will have a number of serious rivals to contend with.

Eddy Merckx tips Lance
Five time Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Eddy Merckx believes that Lance Armstrong will finally claim victory in L-B-L, after twice finishing second. "I really don't see how anyone can beat Armstrong," said Merckx in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad. "Lance can do it and he is motivated. You don't need more than that. I especially agree with not doing La Flèche Wallonne. That's a totally different race.

Saeco confident
After consistent performances in nearly all the spring classics, the Saeco team is looking at Liège-Bastogne-Liège with optimism, especially after Igor Astarloa's win in La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday. At a press conference on the eve of the rest, team director Guido Bontempi said that "Our race tactics are a secret but we will certainly be trying to make the race go the way we want it to. We know we have four or five riders who are competitive and so we will be trying to use them before the Redoute climb."

No great expectations for Ullrich
Jan Ullrich (Team Coast) will take the start in tomorrow's 89th Liège-Bastogne-Liège for only the second time in his career, and says that he has no illusions about winning the 258 km monument, or even finishing for that matter.

VDB feeling good
After training over parts of the parcours on Friday, 1999 winner Frank Vandenbroucke said that he felt in top shape for Sunday. Together with his teammates, Vandenbroucke rode for three hours in the Ardennes, finishing atop the Côte de Wanne. "I went this morning with great morale," he said to Het Nieuwsblad. "I had supersensations, all the hills I did at the maximum of my capacities.