2010 Liege - Bastogne - Liege

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  1. steve

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    Liège-Bastogne-Liège, often called La Doyenne, is one of the five 'Monuments' of the European professional road cycling calendar.
    The first edition was run in 1892 for amateurs, the first race for professionals taking place in 1894. It is run in the Ardennes region of Belgium, from Liège to Bastogne and back.

    The race follows a straightforward 95 km route from Liège to Bastogne, and a winding 163 km route back to Liège. The second half contains most of the climbs, such as the Stockeu, Haute-Levée, La Redoute, and Saint-Nicolas before finishing in the northern Liège suburb of Ans. The many hills give opportunities for riders to attack.

    2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège News

    Cycling's Bond villain
    "Drain a litre of blood from that bastard and run every damn test in the book," @nicodonnell via Twitter.

    The above quote, in response to Alexandre Vinokourov's win in Liege-Bastogne-Liege (LBL), culled from thousands of similar responses on Twitter, pretty well sums up fan reactions to the Kazakh.

    To say Vinokourov is unpopular is an understatement. Even among his colleagues in the professional peloton the silence has been deafening, with few congratulatory remarks directed his way.
    Link: SBS - Special Broadcasting Service

    Vinokourov faces media grilling
    Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov's audible sigh of relief as he finished his winner's press conference at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic on Monday confirmed a rough ride from the media. For almost 30 minutes the Astana rider faced a grilling over his two-year ban for blood doping, which ended last July, as well as questions on how he could still win a race as tough as Liege at the age of 36.
    Link: Cycling: Vinokourov faces media grilling | OTHER SPORTS News

    Astana's Alexander Vinokourov wins in Liege
    Kazakhstan's Alexander Vinokourov secured his biggest win since returning from a two-year doping ban with victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic.
    Link: BBC Sport - Cycling - Astana's Alexander Vinokourov wins in Liege

    Alexandre Vinokourov wins Liège Classic to notch first victory since doping ban
    Vinokourov (Astana) and Russia's Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) broke clear with less than 20 kilometres remaining in the 258km race from Liège to Ans in the final event of the spring classics season. And Vinokourov, who returned from a blood doping suspension last autumn, won the dash to the line to take his second win in the race and his most significant victory since his ban.
    Link: Alexandre Vinokourov wins Liège Classic to notch first victory since doping ban | Sport | guardian.co.uk

    Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2010: Alexandre Vinokourov back on summit with Belgian win
    Vinokourov, 36, won his second Liège-Bastogne-Liège title after the Astana rider powered away from Alexandr Kolobnev of Russia in the closing stretch of the final Spring Classic of the season.
    Philippe Gilbert, one of the pre-race favourites, will have been disappointed to miss out on a podium finish after the local rider was pipped at the line by Alejandro Valverde, the Spanish two-time winner of La Doyenne, named as it is the oldest Classic of all having started in 1892.
    Link: Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2010: Alexandre Vinokourov back on summit with Belgian win - Telegraph

    Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Liege, Belgium - Kazakhstan's Alexander Vinokourov won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic for the second time in his career on Sunday.

    The Astana rider, who completed a doping ban last July, dropped Russian Alexandr Kolobnev 500 metres from the line. Spain's Alejandro Valverde was third.
    Link: News - Cycling: Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

    Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic
    Kazakhstan's Alexander Vinokourov broke clear of Alexandr Kolobnev in a long sprint to the finish line to win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic on Sunday. It was Vinokourov's biggest victory since returning from a two-year suspension for blood doping. There were plenty of whistles when Vinokourov, who won the race in 2005, crossed the line.
    Link: Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic - The Globe and Mail

    Contador content with Vino victory
    Alberto Contador has expressed his delight with Alexandre Vinokourov's Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory overnight, making it a great day for the Astana team, which had two men in the top 10.
    Link: Contador Content With Vino Victory | Cyclingnews.com

    Chavanel's Liège ends in hospital after team car crash
    The Quick Step rider was chasing back to the front peloton when he impacted heavily with another team's car, 1.3 kilometres from the finish. The Frenchman was transported to a nearby hospital in Montegnee, where he was treated for injuries including a broken tooth, a laceration to his right cheek and a concussion.
    Link: Chavanel's Liège Ends In Hospital After Team Car Crash | Cyclingnews.com

    Kolobnev happy with Liège podium spot
    Deep into the finale of Liège-Bastogne-Liège two Alexandres led the race, working together to hold off the pursuit by Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Caisse d'Epargne) and world champion Cadel Evans (BMC). The leading duo of Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) and Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) managed to head into the last kilometre together, but Vino dropped Kolobnev with a last desperate attack in the final uphill section before the finishing straight.
    Link: Kolobnev Happy With Liège Podium Spot | Cyclingnews.com

    Gilbert loses out after tough battle in Liège
    Belgian star Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) finished fourth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday, having carried the title of favourite into the race after winning Amstel Gold-Race one week earlier.
    Link: Gilbert Loses Out After Tough Battle In Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Hesjedal satisfied with Ardennes campaign
    Stomach problems affected Ryder Hesjedal's performance in Liège-Bastogne-Liège but as he prepares to head home to Canada for a break, the Garmin-Transitions rider knows he has stepped up a level as a rider after a string of consistent results in the Ardennes Classics.
    Link: Hesjedal Satisfied With Ardennes Campaign | Cyclingnews.com

    2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview: The final rite of spring
    The spring Classics will come to an end in the Ardennes this Sunday with 96th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The 258 kilometer race will provide the last opportunity for teams to salvage their Classics campaign before changing focus to the Grand Tours.
    Link: 2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview: The final rite of spring | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    Horner runs out of gas in Liège
    Chris Horner (RadioShack) equalled his best result at Liège-Bastogne-Liège with an eighth place finish on Sunday, but admitted he had lacked the strength to improve any further on that result.
    Link: Horner Runs Out Of Gas In Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Schlecks left frustrated at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
    Saxo Bank's Andy and Fränk Schleck both recorded top-ten finishes at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday, but were left frustrated with their respective results after Fränk was forced to finish the race on a teammate's bike because of a mechanical problem on the key climb of the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons.
    Link: Schlecks Left Frustrated At Liège-Bastogne-Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Evans rides strong, misses out on Liège podium
    Cadel Evans (BMC) thought he had found the decisive move at Liège-Bastogne-Liège when he jumped across to Philippe Gilbert and Alejandro Valverde on the second part of the Cote de la Roche-aux-Facons, but the trio failed to catch Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) and Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha). Evans eventually finished fifth at 1:04, beaten by Valverde and Gilbert in the sprint for third place.
    Link: Evans Rides Strong, Misses Out On Liège Podium | Cyclingnews.com

    Evans plays down his chances of taking the Flèche-Liège double
    Cadel Evans is undoubtedly benefiting from a big boost to his morale after the second big one-day race victory of his career in Flèche Wallonne, but he doesn’t appear to rate his chances too highly of taking a rare double tomorrow.
    Link: Evans plays down his chances of taking the Flèche-Liège double | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    No holding back for Horner at Liège
    Chris Horner (RadioShack) believes he will have his best chance of winning an Ardennes Classic at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a race he describes as the "best one-day race in the world".
    Link: No Holding Back For Horner At Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Andy Schleck promises attacks at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
    Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) has said he will ride a defensive race and wait for a possible sprint finish at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) has warned the Belgian that he will go on the attack somewhere on the ten côtes that characterise the last major Classic of the spring.
    Link: Andy Schleck Promises Attacks At Liège-Bastogne-Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Gerdemann returns for Milram in Liège-Bastogne-Liège
    Team Milram captain Linus Gerdemann will return to racing this Sunday in the most important of the Ardennes Classics, Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The German has now recovered from a bout with bronchitis two weeks after having to abandon the Vuelta al Pais Vasco following stage four. Having missed the other two Ardennes Classics, Gerdemann will find it tough to secure a top result, but his presence should be good for the team's chances.
    Link: Gerdemann returns for Milram in Liège-Bastogne-Liège | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    Martin hoping to lord it in Liège
    The 23-year-old Garmin Transitions rider finished 18th at the top of the Mur de Huy, the ferociously steep climb which acts as the finish to the race. He said yesterday evening he was happy with his performance, even if he felt he was limited due to a springtime reaction to pollen.
    Link: Martin hoping to lord it in Liège - The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 23, 2010

    Vande Velde takes on Tour rivals at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
    Christian Vande Velde joins the long list of Tour de France contenders riding this year's Liège-Bastogne-Liège and will play a key role for the Garmin-Transitions team, supporting Canada's Ryder Hesjedal, who has a real shot at victory.
    Link: Vande Velde Takes On Tour Rivals At Liège-Bastogne-Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Evans targets Classics double in Liege
    Australia's world champion Cadel Evans will aim to make it two Spring Classics wins in a row when he sets off in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in the Belgian city on Sunday.
    Link: Evans targets Classics double in Liege

    Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010: The Big Preview
    The oldest and generally considered the toughest of the Spring Classics, Liege-Bastogne-Liege features 10 climbs plus the leg-sapping final ascent to the finish line in Ans. This year's route has been revised by organiser ASO to take into account roadworks that have ruled out the Haute-Levée and Vecquée climbs. These have been replaced by Col du Maquisard and Mont-Theux, positioned at 60km and 55km from the finish line respectively.
    Link: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010: The Big Preview | Latest News | Cycling Weekly

    Contador insists he is riding Liège-Bastogne-Liège for experience
    Alberto Contador (Astana) is an automatic favourite for Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the Spaniard insists he is only riding the event to gain experience for the future. Contador says he intends to return to Belgium to target the Ardennes Classics later in his career.
    Link: Contador Insists He Is Riding Liège-Bastogne-Liège For Experience | Cyclingnews.com

    Menchov moves into Rabobank line-up for Liège
    Rabobank's Denis Menchov will take part in his one and only Classic of the year after the Dutch team announced him in their line-up for Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Pieter Weening has also been called into the squad as a replacement for Koos Moerenhout, who has been ruled out by illness.
    Link: Menchov Moves Into Rabobank Line-up For Liège. | Cyclingnews.com

    Roche realistic ahead of Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Ireland's Nicolas Roche is keeping realistic about his chances in tomorrow's Liège-Bastogne-Liège in Belgium despite a strong performance in the Tour of Catalonia.
    Link: Nicolas Roche realistic ahead of Liege-Bastogne-Liege | Latest News | Cycling Weekly

    Wiggins looking forward to tough test at Liège
    Bradley Wiggins will ride for Team Sky teammates Simon Gerrans and Thomas Lövkvist at Sunday at Liège-Bastogne-Liège but hopes to be part of the decisive selection that will form on the Côte de la Redoute and go on to fight for victory.
    Link: Wiggins Looking Forward To Tough Test At Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    Chavanel hopes for Liège breakthrough
    Quick Step rider Sylvain Chavanel may not have been riding in the limelight during the Classic campaign of his Belgian team, but the Frenchman is nevertheless happy with his form going into the last event of the spring calendar on Sunday, the "Doyenne" Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
    Link: Chavanel Hopes For Liège Breakthrough | Cyclingnews.com

    BMC confident Evans can continue at Liège
    Flèche Wallonne winner Cadel Evans will again lead the BMC Racing Team this weekend at the final spring Classic, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after the US squad confirmed its roster for the event on Friday morning. Swiss rider Danilo Wyss has been drafted in to replace the injured Karsten Kroon.
    Link: BMC Confident Evans Can Continue At Liège | Cyclingnews.com

    The Route
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    Last KM
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    The Key Climbs
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    57.7 Côte de Ny' - 1.8 km @ 5.7 %
    82.0 Côte de la Roche-en-Ardenne - 2.8 km @ 4.9 %
    128.0 Côte de Saint-Roch - 0.8 km @ 12.0 %
    172.0 Côte de Wanne - 2.7 km @ 7.0 %
    178.5 Côte de Stockeu - 1.1 km @ 10.5 %
    184.0 Côte de la Haute-Levée - 3.4 km @ 6.0 %
    196.5 Côte du Rosier - 4.0 km @ 5.9 %
    209.0 Côte de la Vecquée - 3.1 km @ 5.9 %
    226.5 Côte de la Redoute - 2.1 km @ 8.4 %
    241.5 Côte de la Roche aux Faucons -1.5 km @ 9.9 %
    255.5 Côte de Saint-Nicolas - 1.0 km @ 11.1 %

    Recent Winners

    1990 Eric Van Lancker (BEL) Panasonic-Sportlife
    1991 Moreno Argentin (ITA) Ariostea
    1992 Dirk De Wolf (BEL) Gatorade-Chateaux d'Ax
    1993 Rolf Sørensen (DEN) Carrera Jeans-Tassoni
    1994 Eugeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss-Ballan
    1995 Mauro Gianetti (SUI) Team Polti
    1996 Pascal Richard (SUI) MG Maglificio
    1997 Michele Bartoli (ITA) Maglifico MG
    1998 Michele Bartoli (ITA) Asics
    1999 Frank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Cofidis
    2000 Paolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei-Quickstep
    2001 Oscar Camenzind (SUI) Lampre-Daikin
    2002 Paolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei-Quickstep
    2003 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC
    2004 Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner
    2005 Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) T-Mobile Team
    2006 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
    2007 Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas
    2008 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
    2009 Andy Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank

    Race Website
    Liege - Bastogne - Liege

  2. steve

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    Start List

    Team Saxo Bank
    1 Andy Schleck (Lux)
    2 Laurent Didier (Lux)
    3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den)
    4 Jonas Jorgensen (Den)
    5 Frank Schleck (Lux)
    6 Nicki Sorensen (Den)
    7 André Steensen (Den)
    8 Jens Voigt (Ger)

    Caisse d'Epargne
    11 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)
    12 Imanol Erviti (Spa)
    13 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa)
    14 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)
    15 David Lopez Garcia (Spa)
    16 Christophe Moreau (Fra)
    17 Luis Pasamontes (Spa)
    18 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa)

    Omega Pharma-Lotto
    21 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)
    22 Mario Aerts (Bel)
    23 Jan Bakelants (Bel)
    24 Christophe Brandt (Bel)
    25 Francis De Greef (Bel)
    26 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa)
    27 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)
    28 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel)

    Team Katusha
    31 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa)
    32 Pavel Brutt (Rus)
    33 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)
    34 Serguei Ivanov (Rus)
    35 Sergei Klimov (Rus)
    36 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus)
    37 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)
    38 Eduard Vorganov (Rus)

    Sky Professional Cycling Team
    41 Simon Gerrans (Aus)
    42 Sylvain Calzati (Fra)
    43 Kjell Carlström (Fin)
    44 Stephen Cummings (GBr)
    45 Christopher Froome (GBr)
    46 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe)
    47 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor)
    48 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)

    Lampre-Farnese Vini
    51 Damiano Cunego (Ita)
    52 Matteo Bono (Ita)
    53 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita)
    54 David Loosli (Swi)
    55 Manuele Mori (Ita)
    56 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)
    57 Daniele Righi (Ita)
    58 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita)

    Française Des Jeux
    61 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra)
    62 Pierre Cazaux (Fra)
    63 Gianni Meersman (Bel)
    64 Anthony Roux (Fra)
    65 Jérémy Roy (Fra)
    66 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus)
    67 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra)
    68 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)

    Euskaltel - Euskadi
    71 Igor Anton (Spa)
    72 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa)
    73 Inaki Isasi (Spa)
    74 Egoi Martinez (Spa)
    75 Mikel Nieve (Spa)
    76 Juan José Oroz (Spa)
    77 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa)

    Garmin - Transitions
    81 Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
    82 Michel Kreder (Ned)
    83 Trent Lowe (Aus)
    84 Daniel Martin (Irl)
    85 Christian Meier (Can)
    86 Cameron Meyer (Aus)
    87 Peter Stetina (USA)
    88 Christian Vande Velde (USA)

    Quick Step
    91 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
    92 Carlos Barredo (Spa)
    93 Dario Cataldo (Ita)
    94 Kevin De Weert (Bel)
    95 Dries Devenyns (Bel)
    96 Stijn Devolder (Bel)
    97 Jérôme Pineau (Fra)
    98 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel)

    101 Robert Gesink (Ned)
    102 Oscar Freire (Spa)
    103 Paul Martens (Ger)
    104 Denis Menchov (Rus)
    106 Grischa Niermann (Ger)
    107 Bram Tankink (Ned)
    108 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)
    110 Pieter Weening (Ned)

    AG2R La Mondiale
    111 Nicolas Roche (Irl)
    112 Maxime Bouet (Fra)
    113 Dimitri Champion (Fra)
    114 Hubert Dupont (Fra)
    115 John Gadret (Fra)
    116 Ben Gastauer (Lux)
    117 Blel Kadri (Fra)
    118 Christophe Riblon (Fra)

    BMC Racing Team
    121 Cadel Evans (Aus)
    122 Brent Bookwalter (USA)
    123 Mathias Frank (Swi)
    124 Jeffry Louder (USA)
    125 Steve Morabito (Swi)
    126 Jackson Stewart (USA)
    127 Danilo Wyss (Swi)
    128 Simon Zahner (Swi)

    Cervélo TestTeam
    131 Carlos Sastre (Spa)
    132 Philip Deignan (Irl)
    133 Xavier Florencio (Spa)
    134 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
    135 Ted King (USA)
    136 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)
    137 Xavier Tondo (Spa)
    138 Marcel Wyss (Swi)

    141 Alberto Contador (Spa)
    142 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz)
    143 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
    144 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)
    145 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa)
    146 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa)
    147 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
    148 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)

    Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    151 Reine Taaramae (Est)
    152 Leonardo Duque (Col)
    153 Christophe Kern (Fra)
    154 Kalle Kriit (Est)
    155 Amaël Moinard (Fra)
    156 David Moncoutie (Fra)
    157 Rémi Pauriol (Fra)
    158 Romain Zingle (Bel)

    Team Milram
    161 Linus Gerdemann (Ger)
    162 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger)
    163 Christian Knees (Ger)
    164 Dominik Roels (Ger)
    165 Niki Terpstra (Ned)
    166 Paul Voss (Ger)
    167 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)
    168 Peter Wrolich (Aut)

    Team Radioshack
    171 Andréas Klöden (Ger)
    172 Matthew Busche (USA)
    173 Ben Hermans (Bel)
    174 Christopher Horner (USA)
    175 Sergio Paulinho (Por)
    176 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
    177 Ivan Rovny (Rus)
    178 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)

    Androni Giocattoli
    181 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita)
    182 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)
    183 Thomas Bertolini (Ita)
    184 Francesco Ginanni (Ita)
    185 Damiano Margutti (Ita)
    186 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa)
    187 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita)

    Team HTC - Columbia
    191 Tony Martin (Ger)
    192 Michael Albasini (Swi)
    193 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den)
    194 Craig Lewis (USA)
    195 Maxime Monfort (Bel)
    196 Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
    197 Martin Velits (Svk)
    198 Peter Velits (Svk)

    BBox Bouygues Telecom
    201 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)
    202 Anthony Charteau (Fra)
    203 Cyril Gautier (Fra)
    204 Laurent Lefevre (Fra)
    205 Pierre Rolland (Fra)
    206 Matthieu Sprick (Fra)
    207 Yury Trofimov (Rus)
    208 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)

    211 Franco Pellizotti (Ita)
    212 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)
    213 Francesco Bellotti (Ita)
    214 Mauro Finetto (Ita)
    215 Kristjan Koren (Slo)
    216 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)
    217 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
    218 Ivan Santaromita (Ita)

    Acqua & Sapone
    221 Massimo Codol (Ita)
    222 Francesco Failli (Ita)
    223 Stefano Garzelli (Ita)
    224 Reiner Honig (Ned)
    225 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita)
    226 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita)
    227 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro)
    228 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita)

    Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    231 Sander Armee (Bel)
    232 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel)
    233 Johan Coenen (Bel)
    234 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)
    235 Stijn Neirynck (Bel)
    236 Preben Van Hecke (Bel)
    237 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel)
    238 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel)

    241 Bert De Waele (Bel)
    242 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned)
    243 Davy Commeyne (Bel)
    244 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel)
    245 Bart Dockx (Bel)
    246 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel)
    247 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel)
    248 Geert Verheyen (Bel)
  3. jamie72

    jamie72 New Member

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    Probably Contador... Well, nobody else has made a prediction!!
  4. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Aug 12, 2001
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    1st A. Schleck
    2nd Contador
    3rd Evans
  5. Andrija

    Andrija Member

    Feb 16, 2005
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    Valverde to win, Schlecks, Contador, Evans, Igor Anton, Gilbert and Hesjedal behind him... Can't tell the order.
  6. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Valverde, Horner, 'dirty' Sanchez on the podium.

    Evans, Schleck Jr, Gesink, Vino and Gilbert in the top 10.

    Wiggo, shelled out the back in the laughing group finishing about 10 minutes back.
  7. Trev_S

    Trev_S New Member

    Jan 24, 2004
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  8. Eldrack

    Eldrack New Member

    Jan 10, 2005
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    Hmmmm, Valverde is a good pick for the win but I'm going to bet otherwise. I reckon the race will splinter in the finale and it'll be more about your ability to time trial than sprint into the finish.

    1. F. Schleck
    2. S. Sanchez
    3. J. Rodriquez.

    Schleck to launch early, other Schleck to shut down attacks but eventually those two get away, Sanchez has the faster finish. Those who finish 4-10 come to the line in a small group.
  9. strava

    strava New Member

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  10. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    lovely conditions in Belgium today with 67kms to go.
  11. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    38 kms to go : and the peloton is starting to really fly now.

    Redoute is approaching (8% gradient).
  12. Eldrack

    Eldrack New Member

    Jan 10, 2005
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    Coming up to the Redoute and the field is pretty much all together, much less attrition than in previous years. Hoping for some fireworks to be set off soon otherwise this is going to end up being pretty boring :mad:.
  13. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    garzelli, tony martin featuring in a breakaway on the redoute
  14. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    Contador, A Schleck and Gilbert featuring.

    19kms to go.
  15. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    5kms to go : Vino and Kolobnev are being chased by Gilbert.

    Depressing to see a cnut like Vino featuring:mad::mad::mad:
  16. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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  17. Chavez

    Chavez New Member

    Jul 4, 2007
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    Quotes from the cnut...

    VeloNews.com - Vinokourov: ?My victory was clean?

    Well, it reads as though he's at least a little bit contrite.

    Funny story - I was watching the TdF one year (obviously about 4 yrs ago) and they had a shot of Vino. My wife walks in the room, looks at him on the screen for less than a second and says "boy, that guy looks like a total douchebag."
  18. slovakguy

    slovakguy Active Member

    Mar 17, 2006
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    jeez, what's your missus got against douchebags?
  19. Chavez

    Chavez New Member

    Jul 4, 2007
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    A douchebag is an hygenic device, maybe it was a compliment.
  20. steve

    steve Administrator
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFiXazQDueQ]YouTube - Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2010 - (1/2) Climb La Roche aux Faucons / attack Vinokourov[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8GI3yUPOdM]YouTube - Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2010 - (2/2) Climb Côte de Saint-Nicolas / final kilometers[/ame]

    2010 Liege - Bastogne - Liege Results

    1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 6:37:48
    2 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:06
    3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:04
    4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
    6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:01:07
    7 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    8 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack
    9 Frank Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank
    10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
    11 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:18
    12 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
    14 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
    15 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
    16 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
    17 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
    18 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    20 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step
    21 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    22 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:22
    23 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    24 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    25 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:25
    26 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
    27 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom
    28 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    29 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:29
    30 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:01:33
    31 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    32 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    33 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:45
    34 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:59
    35 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:02
    36 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:08
    37 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    38 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
    39 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:35
    40 Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:59
    41 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    42 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:00
    43 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:18
    44 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:07
    45 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
    46 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha
    47 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:05:52
    48 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
    49 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
    50 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:06:08
    51 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo
    52 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack
    53 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
    54 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:07:05
    55 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    56 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    57 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana
    58 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank
    59 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
    60 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
    61 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:09:34
    62 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    63 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
    64 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
    65 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
    66 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
    67 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    68 Ted King (USA) Cervélo TestTeam
    69 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    70 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
    71 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    72 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
    73 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
    74 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    75 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions
    76 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step
    77 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    78 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    79 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    80 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli
    81 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
    82 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    83 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana
    84 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
    85 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Saxo Bank
    86 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    87 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam 0:10:22
    88 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:12:27
    89 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    90 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    91 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    92 Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    93 Jens Voigt (Ger) Saxo Bank
    94 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
    95 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    96 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    97 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
    98 Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank
    99 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
    100 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia
    101 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
    102 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    103 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    104 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack
    105 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
    106 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana
    107 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
    108 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    109 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    110 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
    111 Sergei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
    112 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
    113 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack
    114 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
    115 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
    116 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam
    117 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo TestTeam
    118 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    119 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
    120 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram
    121 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
    122 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
    123 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha
    124 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    125 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    126 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam
    127 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:35
    128 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:16:04
    129 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
    130 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    131 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    132 Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack
    133 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
    134 Reiner Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone 0:17:51
    135 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
    136 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    137 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
    138 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    139 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
    140 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux